Noble House Management Services Ltd T/A Noble House Service

Sales Process

Our experienced team provides personalised service and expert guidance every step of the way. Whether you're buying your first home, seeking investment opportunities, or selling your property, we're here to make the process smooth and stress-free. Let us turn your real estate dreams into reality.

Buying Process

1Financial Preparation

Navigating the maze of mortgage options can be daunting, with a multitude of lenders, schemes, and rates to consider. Seeking advice from an independent financial adviser can provide clarity and confidence, ensuring you find the right mortgage tailored to your circumstances. Furthermore, obtaining a mortgage agreement in principle can streamline the buying process, empowering you to act swiftly when you find the perfect property.

2Register your interest

Ready to dive into your property search? Begin by visiting estate agents in your desired area. Register your requirements and budget with them, ensuring you receive timely updates on suitable properties. Being on their mailing lists keeps you informed about new listings tailored to your needs. Don't forget to check out the local property press and online portals like Zoopla and Rightmove for additional insights and listings to help you find your ideal home.

3Finding the right property

Settle in with your favourite drink and visualise your dream property. Create a checklist of 'Must Haves,' 'Nice to Haves,' and 'Definitely Don't Wants.' This list streamlines your search, prioritizing and preventing wasted time. Assessing each property against your checklist ensures informed decisions, optimizing time for all involved in the process.

4Making an offer

Settle in with your favourite drink and visualise your dream property. Create a checklist of 'Must Haves,' 'Nice to Haves,' and 'Definitely Don't Wants.' This list streamlines your search, prioritizing and preventing wasted time. Assessing each property against your checklist ensures informed decisions, optimizing time for all involved in the process.

5Offer agreed

Once your offer is accepted, the exciting journey towards the final exchange of contracts begins, typically spanning between 6 to 8 weeks. This process, known as Conveyancing, involves meticulous coordination between your solicitor, the vendor's solicitor, and any related parties in the chain. As your dedicated liaison, we'll facilitate seamless communication, ensuring all aspects of the transaction progress smoothly, ultimately leading to a successful purchase.


Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring property ownership from one party to another. During this phase, your solicitor will collaborate with the vendor's solicitor, conducting Land Registry and Local Authority searches. These searches aim to clarify property boundaries, identify any restrictive covenants, or assess potential developments in the area that could impact your future enjoyment of the property. Rest assured; your solicitor will navigate these complexities to ensure a smooth transition into your new home.

7Survey and mortgage offer

If you're not a cash buyer, it's time to formally apply for a mortgage on the property with your financial advisor or lender. Your lender will request a survey primarily to establish valuation. However, you may opt for a full structural survey, particularly advisable for period properties or those of non-standard construction. Any issues identified could impact the lender's mortgage offer, potentially imposing special conditions. Moreover, the survey may reveal costly problems before finalizing the purchase.

8Exchange of contracts

Before the exchange of contracts, either party can withdraw from the sale without financial loss. Once your solicitor gathers satisfactory responses to searches and inquiries, a mortgage offer, a signed contract, and the deposit (usually 5-10%), they proceed with the exchange. At this stage, both buyer and seller are legally bound, and the buyer forfeits their deposit if they withdraw.

After signing the sales contract and transferring the deposit, the completion date is set. This can be immediate (Simultaneous Exchange and Completion) or within 28 days, as per your preference.


Completion signifies the pivotal stage where the remaining funds shift from the buyer’s solicitor to the seller’s solicitor. This milestone hinges on your circumstances and any involved parties in the buying chain. Once the funds are received, you can finally retrieve the keys and step into your new abode as its rightful owner.

10Moving in

Congratulations on your beautiful new home!

Prepare to be greeted with a delightful welcome pack, brimming with all the essentials: from the whereabouts of gas and electricity meters to the secrets of mains water stopcocks and we've even thrown in local authority details and waste collection days for good measure.

Remember to redirect your mail and notify essential entities like your bank, employer, HMRC, DVLA, insurance provider, council tax office, healthcare providers, and schools of your address change. Confirm meter readings, transfer utilities, and arrange for the removal company. Don't overlook defrosting and disconnecting white goods. Lastly, let's not overlook the importance of celebrating this milestone with friends – just don't leave out your beloved furry friends!

Disclaimer: This information is provided as a guide only and may not reflect your individual circumstances. You should obtain professional advice when buying or selling a property and Noble House Services accept no liability if you rely on the content of this guide and do not obtain professional advice.

Selling Process


Setting the price of your property just right requires finesse. Price it too high, and you risk deterring potential buyers. Price it too low, and you might sell for less than its true value. A precise valuation considers various factors: the property's condition, structural integrity, and future potential, along with recent sales of comparable properties in the area. We meticulously analyse this data to propose an appropriate asking price tailored to your property.

2Selecting an estate agent

Choosing the right estate agent is paramount. Look for local expertise, dedicated staff, transparent terms, competitive fees, and a track record of successful transactions. The highest valuation doesn't always equate to the best service. With our team's exceptional training and commitment, you can trust us to represent your interests with integrity and expertise.

3Obtain an EPC

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rates the energy efficiency of a property and its carbon emissions. As of 6th April 2012, the EPC details should be displayed on all property particulars, and it is now a legal requirement to provide an EPC for most properties in England and Wales.

4Instructing a solicitor (conveyancer)

Choosing who will handle your conveyancing is crucial. Conveyancing involves the legal procedures when buying or selling a property and can be handled by a solicitor or licensed conveyancer. Research their fees, additional legal costs, and payment schedules. If needed, we can suggest a reliable solicitor for you.

5Presenting your property

Prospective buyers will arrange viewings through the estate agent, who will coordinate appointments to showcase your property. It's essential to ensure your home is tidy, clean, and well-presented. Consider decluttering and removing personal photographs to create a more neutral atmosphere, allowing potential buyers to visualize themselves living in the space. This attention to detail enhances the overall appeal of your property and increases the likelihood of a successful sale.

6Marketing your property

To ensure your property gains maximum exposure, we employ a variety of strategic marketing methods:

  • For Sale board: Highly effective in attracting buyers, these boards promote your property 24/7.
  • Email: Leveraging technology, we disseminate property details globally with a single click.
  • Direct marketing: We promptly notify registered prospective buyers about your property, minimizing time wastage.
  • Website and property portals: Your property is swiftly showcased on our website and other platforms upon approval, including local press and national portals.

7Accompanied viewings

At Noble House, we prioritise flexible opening hours to optimise viewing opportunities for your home. We understand that our clients often need to schedule viewings around their daily commitments, so we accommodate after-work and weekend appointments. Our accompanied viewings ensure that prospective buyers receive expert insights into your property, fostering competitive offers. Moreover, we prioritise client safety by never allowing unaccompanied visits.

8Receiving an offer

We meticulously report all offers verbally and in writing, scrutinizing their validity and requesting proof of funds. Our thorough checks include compliance with the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and Money Laundering Regulations 2003, as well as verification of any mortgage offers. In scenarios involving multiple offers, we provide expert guidance on the most favourable course of action. Rest assured, we are committed to securing the best possible price for your home and consistently act in your best interests throughout the transaction.

9Offer Agreed

Before finalising an offer, we assess the buyer's capability to purchase, reaching out to their mortgage adviser for confirmation. This diligence minimizes the risk of deal collapse.

Upon agreement, we coordinate with both parties' solicitors, drafting the memorandum of sale and notifying all involved parties.

Your solicitor obtains title deeds from the lender (if necessary) and prepares the draft contract, forwarding it along with relevant documents to the buyer's solicitor. Preliminary checks, including Title Deeds and lease reviews, commence.

It's important to note that in England, an offer isn't legally binding until contracts are exchanged, allowing buyers to retract without financial repercussion.

10Exchange contracts

At this juncture, both parties are legally bound to the sale, and withdrawing thereafter results in forfeiting the deposit. Contracts are signed, and the buyer's deposit is requested by the solicitor. A mutually agreed completion date is set, typically within 28 days from the exchange, unless otherwise arranged (e.g., simultaneous exchange and completion).

11Organise your move

Typically, there's a brief interval between contract exchange and completion for both parties to prepare for the move. Ensure all packing and removal tasks are arranged, notify relevant parties of your address change, and schedule service disconnections/reconnections for your new home. Keep in mind that on completion day, the property legally belongs to the new buyers, so plan your move-out accordingly, allowing ample time for the transition.


Completion, the culminating step in the property transaction process, signifies the conclusion of all legal formalities and the transfer of remaining funds to your solicitor. This pivotal moment represents the seamless transition of ownership from seller to buyer. Upon confirmation from your solicitor, our team promptly facilitates the release of keys to ensure a smooth handover. Your satisfaction and peace of mind are paramount throughout this final stage.