Kiplings Retreat For Sale!

The house where Rudyard Kipling wrote some of his most famous novels has gone on the market. The Gables in Tisbury, Wiltshire, was owned by the author’s parents for nearly 20 years. The £1m property comes with 3.7 acres of land and its own cricket pitch!

Top Tips on Improving your chances of a Sale

Top Tips on Improving your chances of a Sale

Homes are our biggest asset and we expect a good price for them and yes under the right circumstances it should be possible to get it. If you put your property on the market with the “let’s see” attitude you are not likely to achieve your price expectations.

Follow our tips below.

Get the viewer to see themselves in your home, ask them questions and find out how your home would suit their needs so that they can’t resist your home.

You need to sometimes do some changing around, if your home is a family home and has 3-4 bedrooms, make sure you show it to its full potential by having the 3-4 bedrooms as bedrooms not store rooms / gyms etc.

It is your home and you are providing a service to potential buyers by showing them around, it may take many viewings until you get the offer accepted that you want, but it can be time consuming and also tiring for all parties involved, but bear in mind you are not doing them a favour, it is a service that you must provide.

Top Tips:

A. – Make sure your garden is finished to a high standard, it may be worth while you contacting a landscaper to come and do the works for you. Potential buyers do not want to see potential works that they need to undertake unless reflected in the price. It may even increase the value of your property.

 B.  – Make sure your front door and front elevation of your home is welcoming and looking its best. It is the first thing potential buyers will see so make sure it encourages them to want to look further. Possibly repaint the door, or put bay trees either side of the door to make it somewhere you would want to look into further.

C. – Normally the entrance hall is next, make sure this is also welcoming, painted in light colours with nice décor and lighting and by adding nice colour co-ordinated ornaments that will potentially sell the property.

 D. – make sure that all of your lights are in working order and that the lighting is correct in each room or it may make your home look dark.

E. – Make sure that your wall decorations be it paint or wallpaper are not too bright and over bearing, it may be worth considering painting the house in neutral colours so that they can see the potential of what can be done themselves.

 F. – make sure that you have no major works done while accepting viewings it can put potential purchasers off and leave them wondering as to why your doing the works while selling.

G. – Make sure you put ALL things that are not required out of site, make sure that you pack everything and remove all the clutter. If you have no storage make sure you leave the boxes with parents or friends houses, or store in the attic.

H. – Animals – some people are animal lovers and some are not, some cannot like animals as they have allergens etc. so make sure that there are no pets at the house during viewings especially dogs.

I. – make sure your back garden is landscaped or tidied up like the front, it should be somewhere you want to spend time and so do others.

J. – FINALLY and MOST IMPORTANTLY  Clean – Potential purchasers need to see the property at its best, it needs to be spick and span, showing your property to its full potential with no dirty clothes or dishes for all to see.

It may surprise you, but by just following these few simple steps you will be able to achieve a quicker sale and hopefully a higher offer.

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The Selling Process





You decide to sell your property – you need to instruct us, Peters and Co the estate agents, then contact your solicitors to deal with the legal formalities as soon as the property is placed on the market.


We come out and give you a FREE valuation.


We then take your instructions and put the property on the market.


We will arrange to satisfy ID/Money Laundering requirements and so will your solicitor.


You will receive a Terms of Engagement pack from us to sign, if you want a for sale board (advisable) if it is sole or multiple agency, and if your property is freehold or leasehold.


You are required by law to have an Energy Performance Certificate for your property, we can arrange this for you and you will receive a FREE floor plan. By contacting Peters and Co


Your solicitor will send documents for completion by you.


Your solicitor will obtain details of your title from Land Registry.


Your Solicitor will advise your Lender of the proposed sale and request any documentation they may hold.


We will arrange to match your property against the whole mailing list and send and email your details out.


We arrange for viewings to take place until an offer is made at an acceptable level to yourself.


You will return the completed documents to your solicitors.


A memorandum of sale will be prepared by ourselves and sent to you, the buyers and both sets of solicitors.


Your solicitor will prepare the Sale Agreement and send to Buyer's solicitors together with copies of all relevant documentation.


With your help and ours, the solicitor will deal with any enquiries raised by the Buyer's solicitors.


Your solicitor will arrange for you to sign the Sale Agreement and you will let us know what completion dates suits you best.





The solicitor will liaise with the Buyer's solicitors and, if appropriate, us Peters Estate Agents in order to agree the moving date.


Your solicitor will proceed to exchange of contracts with the Buyer's solicitors and will receive a deposit from the Buyer's solicitors – this can be as much as 10% of the purchase price but will depend upon the amount being borrowed by the Buyer or whether there is a chain of properties involved. This is the stage at which both you and the Buyer are legally committed to the transaction.


Your solicitor will obtain a redemption figure on your mortgage and deal with any further queries raised by the Buyer's solicitors.


You will sign the Transfer Deed in readiness for completion.


On the date agreed for completion, the Buyer's solicitors will transfer to your solicitor a balance of the purchase monies.

You will vacate the property ensuring all items of furniture etc are removed apart from the items included in the sale.

Your solicitor will send the Transfer Deed and other relevant documents to the Buyer's solicitors and pay off your mortgage.

Your solicitor will settle the Estate Agent's account, deduct their own fees and remit the remaining monies to you or utilise the same towards any related purchase.

Your solicitor will send to you a detailed financial statement when formally reporting completion to you.



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