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Guide to Selling a Property

Step 1: Your property valuation

The first step to selling is to choose an estate agent to visit your property to assess what your home is worth.  Hardings will give you both a marketing price and a price we would expect to achieve. Our aim is to achieve the highest possible price within a time frame to suit you. At this stage we would discuss the selling process, our fees and our marketing strategy whilst answering any questions you may have. We will also show you a selection of comparable properties we have sold to validate our valuation.

Step 2: Placing your property on the market

Once you have instructed Hardings, the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) and the professional photography will be carried out along with a detailed floor plan which will form the basis of our marketing literature and marketing methods. An opportunity will be given to amend and approve these before your property is placed onto websites and sent out to prospective buyers.

Step 3: Instructing a Solicitor

The successful sale of your home or any onward purchase can be reliant on the instruction of an efficient solicitor who has expertise in the conveyance process along with a good understanding of the local area. It is advisable to carry out research and choose one before placing your property onto the market. Hardings can help you with recommendations as in many cases the relationship with the solicitor is key for the transaction to run smoothly and overcome any issues that may arise.

Step 4: Preparing your Property for Viewings

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Make sure the front garden is tidy and the hallway is clear of newspapers and leaflets, open the curtains and turn the lights on. If there are any minor issues, we would suggest you get them fixed. Our team will be on hand to offer advice.

Step 5: Viewings

From our experience, we find that most viewers prefer to view a property without the owner being present. Of course, a member of our sales team will be always present. We will arrange all appointments at suitable times for you. After every viewing we will give you feedback either on an email or will give you a call.

Step 6: Receiving an Offer

Any offer made on your property will be communicated in writing along with any particular conditions of the offer. Hardings will check your buyer’s ability to proceed by exploring both their buying position and their financial situation which will help you in deciding whether or not to accept the offer.

Step 7: Accepting and Negotiating an Offer

It takes skill and expertise to negotiate an offer through to a sale and onto completion. With our experience and knowledge of the local market we can often negotiate a higher sale figure, smooth over any issues that may arise and secure a completion date that suits your requirements. Once a sale price has been agreed a memorandum of sale confirming the sale price and any special conditions will be drafted which will be sent to all parties including solicitors.

Step 8: Exchange of Contracts

Once the buyers' mortgage offer (if required) has been confirmed and all enquiries including searches have been agreed, both parties will sign contracts and agree a completion date. In addition, your buyers will pay their solicitor the deposit (normally 10%) and, if required, you would need to contact your removal company to confirm the completion day. The solicitors will then exchange contracts and your sale will become legally binding.

Step 9: Completion Day

Completion takes place when the balance of monies is transferred from the buyer’s solicitors to your solicitors who then inform you that the transaction is complete. At this stage your keys can be released to the buyer.

If you have any further questions or would like to talk to a member of our sales team, please ring 01753 833118



I would highly recommend Hardings. Their knowledge of the local area is outstanding, and they give honest and reliable advice. They have always been my partner of choice when buying and selling.

Rhiannon Prothero


Have used Hardings for many year on both personal and commercial property deals. Have always found them to be transparent, honest, authentic, and a pleasure to work with. Will continue to use in the future.



I would highly recommend Hardings Estate Agents. They have excellent knowledge of Windsor and the surrounding areas, and are extremely professional, responsive and courteous. I would not hesitate to using them again the future. I recently dealt with Milica who was instrumental in securing us our new home in Windsor as well as the sale of our existing property. She was a fab negotiator and a real pleasure to work with from beginning to end. Thank you!

Jonathon Beresford


Hardings of Windsor managed our purchase with complete professionalism and went over and above in my opinion to manage the transaction and chain, resulting in a really smooth purchase. Milica at Hardings constantly provided timely updates and managed respective solicitors and the chain effectively, always responding quickly to queries. The whole transaction would not have happened without Milicas' focus on making all parties comfortable and satisfying all queries, not only professional but a delightful and welcoming personal approach that was a constant throughout. Thanks Hardings! Thanks Milica!

Stuart Blatch


I would recommend using Hardings estate agents when buying or selling your property. Dominic (Scully) was always available, helpful and genuinely interested in my purchase and always calm and compassionate. If I ever move again my first choice will be Hardings.

Cath Powell


Dom and the team at Hardings were so helpful and efficient when I purchased my flat - friendly and professional service and kept us up-to-date the whole way through the process. It was my first time buying and so was very nervous but they helped me feel at ease.



We bought and sold through Hardings and can't recommend their professional service enough. The whole Team are really lovely, we were kept informed throughout the process and never had to chase anything.

Natalie Quint


I used Hardings when I bought my property as well as when I sold it and the service has been fantastic both times. I very much recommend Hardings!

Therese Jouini


We recently purchased our new home with Hardings Estate Agents. The whole team there were very helpful and flexible with us, arranging viewings quickly on the same day. They were always quick to respond and if ever our point of contact was not there, the service did not change as they work well together as a team. We received a personalised service, which allowed the sale to proceed quickly. Thank you all and we recommend Hardings Estate Agents without hesitation.

Mike B


What a pleasure it was to deal with Milica from Hardings. She sourced the perfect property for me and my family (while we were still abroad) and worked endlessly to put the deal together. I would give more than 5 stars if at all possible!



Fantastic customer service and made what could have been stressful a total breeze. Dominic and Louisa were brilliant in helping me and my parents buy and sell our houses - reliable, helpful and thoughtful. Thank you!

Eloise Harris


Thank you, Dominic and Louisa - having not moved for over 30 years you helped me all the way, step by step. You were always polite, communicative, reassuring and very supportive. Would recommend Hardings wholeheartedly.

Anna Bowen
How Much is Your Property Worth?

How Much is Your Property Worth?

A senior member of our sales team will visit your property to discuss current market trends and how your home; based on size, condition and location should be pitched to achieve the best possible price and buyer. Coupled with an excellent understanding of the local market we do a detailed analysis of what else has sold and what is coming onto the market so we can give you the best chance to capitalise on your biggest asset.

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