the smarthomes staff have over 80 years experience

the smarthomes support package

When it comes to selling your property quickly and maximising its value, we’re here to help every step of the way and have a comprehensive support package in place to deliver this.

the most popular reasons to use smarthomes

online marketing

All our properties are listed on the UK’s largest property marketplace – rightmove, which will put your property in front of the biggest home-moving audience. When asking yourself which estate agent to choose, see who advertises on rightmove - not all agents use it because of the fees involved, but it’s one of the best ways to reach home-buyers.

smarthomes properties can also be found on Zoopla as well as on our own social media and website, to maximise the visibility of your home.

local marketing

As a local estate agent, we regularly feature properties we have for sale in the main local newspaper, the Solihull Observer, as we know that some people prefer browsing for property in their local paper rather than having to search online.

exclusive database

We have generated an extensive database of prospective purchasers over the years and because our staff are all so proactive and knowledgeable, as soon as we have been given the task of selling your property, we’ll issue email alerts to relevant customers - even before your property is listed online. Many agents just sit back and wait for the phones to ring, we don’t – we’re always one step ahead. That’s one of the many benefits of working with an independent estate agent – we’re proactive and enthusiastic.

Unlike many agents, we also do traditional postal mailings to people we think may be interested in your property – some people prefer sale brochures sent in the post to looking online and so we cater for everyone’s requirements.

presentation advice

Cluttered, crowded rooms really do put buyers off. Many people are unable to use their imagination and see what a room could look like, so we’ll work with you to advise you on how to best present your property to secure a quick sale.

photography and floor plans

All of our staff have been properly trained in photography so you can avoid the expense of a professional photographer but we can ensure we showcase your property in the best way.

Our 2D and 3D floor plans help buyers to more easily imagine the layout of your property, which not all agents will do as standard.

complimentary services

There’s nothing worse than being given something, then being given an unexpected bill for it. We don’t work like that – we want to help our customers and so we give free valuations, free mortgage advice, free Energy Performance Certificates and if the sale doesn’t happen, for whatever reason, there’s no fee.

additional support

Once you have accepted an offer, it’s time to get a solicitor on board. If you want our advice on local, reputable solicitors who we have worked with many times, then we can provide you with a list of recommended solicitors.

We’ll also provide you with our budget planner that details all the associated costs of moving property so you can make sure you’re not in for any unexpected surprises along the way!

contact smarthomes for your FREE valuation

Just call us today for a free, no-obligation valuation or any advice you may need on selling or letting your property and experience the smarthomes approach.

frequently asked questions

should I look for a property before I market my house?

It is important that you know the kind of property that you are looking for before you market yours. However, you won’t be able to secure a property until you have a buyer.

what happens if I don’t find a property?

Within reason, many buyers will wait for you to find a property. In the unlikely event that you can’t find a suitable home you don’t have to pay us anything.

which estate agent should I choose?

The most important thing is that you feel comfortable and confident with the agent you instruct. In this market it’s not only about selling your property but facilitating a move, so have a look who’s got the most sold boards in your area, who has the most available properties for your next home and read estate agent reviews before making a decision – the best website for this is allagents.co.uk.

why should I choose a local estate agent over an internet agent?

Case studies suggest that, due to the local knowledge from high street agents and their extensive database, local estate agents achieve higher sale prices and shorter transaction periods.

how will I know I am asking the right price?

Valuing a home isn’t an exact science and there are many things to consider. The location, style and size of the accommodation are usually the most important factors, together with the condition of the property and any improvements that may have been carried out. Together with our vast area knowledge as local estate agents, we research recent sales in the area and take current demand into account.

will I still have to pay your fees if my property does not sell or I take it off the market?

In short – no! You only pay if contracts are exchanged.

will I receive feedback following viewings?

Definitely! We provide ourselves on excellent communication and as a minimum you will receive a weekly phone call from us with an update.

should I take my property off the market once I have accepted an offer?

Your buyers will usually expect you to remove the property from the market whilst they arrange for their survey and mortgage valuation. In certain circumstances it may be better to continue marketing the property, for example if the buyer’s chain is incomplete - as long as the buyer is kept informed of your intentions.

do I have to pay Stamp Duty?

No, the buyer is responsible for paying Stamp Duty.

when do I have to move out?

On the completion date, which is mutually agreed by yourself and the buyer.