Property Search

Selling your home can be stressful so it is important to choose an agent you can trust, who will make this process as smooth as possible. We at Hurst, aim to eliminate the stress and make the experience as easy as possible.

The Selling Process Explained


The first step for most people is to understand the true value of the property they wish to sell, its individual strengths and the likely timescales they may be looking at based on current market performance. At Hurst our locally based, experienced property valuers offer a free, no obligation factual and accurate appraisal of the current market value of your home. To book your free valuation simply CLICK HERE.

Instructing The Agent

With the valuation completed you are now in a position to instruct us to market the property whether that be now or in the future. Once you verify your desire to go ahead the valuer will organise an appointment with you to professionally photograph your property, prepare floor plans and walk you through all the necessary paperwork, regulatory requirements and agency agreement. Bearing in mind the importance of presentation, we will give you the guidance, if necessary, on how to present each room to ensure our wide angle camera captures your property at its very best.


Once you have seen and approved our particulars of your home, you will then be in a position to receive prospective buyers. Appointments to view your property are all accompanied by one of our trained negotiators, taking the focus off of you and onto the property. As established estate agents we always have an extensive list of buyers that we will present your property to immediately, so viewings can, and often do, occur very quickly after instructions are received. Our marketing is both professional and extensive and listed below are just a few examples of the type of marketing and coverage we offer:-

Property Showrooms – Still today we find that the majority of buyers when ready to purchase will make the effort to come and visit us to discuss their property requirements. We ensure our clients properties stand out from the competition by working from accessible, prominent, centrally located premises in all the catchment areas.

Websites – The moment your details are prepared they will be uploaded to the internet and visible to all online buyers immediately. We are on over 20 websites including the three biggest Rightmove, Zoopla and Prime Location.

Newspaper Advertising – We provide regular, prominent advertisements across The Chilterns in the Bucks Herald and Bucks Free Press newspapers.

For Sale Board - This is the most traditional, simple and effective marketing tool ensuring marketing to all house hunters that are active in your immediate area 24 hours a day.

Feedback – We pride ourselves on our conscientious sales management and will keep you regularly appraised of property's performance in the market place. We will also relay as promptly as possible the feedback from potential buyers who have viewed your property.

Offers – All offers we receive will be qualified financially before being made to you both verbally and in writing. Our trained negotiators working on your behalf will then help guide and advise you as to the way forward with a view to always achieving for you, our client, the strongest buyer at the best possible price.

Sale Agreed – Once a price has been agreed we will write to all parties involved and the transaction will begin. We provide a full after sales service and will therefore now begin chasing through the transaction and advising you and the buyers of the relevant steps you need to take and give guidance and advice where appropriate. Your solicitor will provide all the legal paperwork with your assistance and pass this onto the purchasers solicitor. The sale at this stage is still subject to contract and you can expect most buyers to have a survey conducted either privately or via their mortgage provider. The purchasers solicitor will acquire local searches and liaise directly with your solicitor regarding any queries or questions they may have.

Exchange Of Contracts – Once the buyers have a mortgage offer and/or their funds available, their solicitor is happy with the title, searches and legal paperwork an exchange of contracts will take place. At this point the transaction becomes legally binding.

Completion – The completion is the date set, usually at least a week after exchange and by mutual consent, as the day you actually move house.