BPA Ripon 2018
BPA Ripon 2018
BPA Ripon 2017
BPA Ripon 2017

A Market Appraisal

  • At Vinden Estates we know that your home is probably your most valuable asset and so understanding its value is extremely important. The property market is well known for fluctuations and the locality and even the position of the property can affect the eventual selling price.
  • A market appraisal will generally take thirty minutes to one hour during which time our expert valuer will view your property and discuss your sale objectives.
  • After the market appraisal we will write to you outlining our recommended guide price and details of our comprehensive service.

Guide Price

  • At Vinden Estates we pride ourselves on the accuracy of our valuations because we take account of all the local variations and market fluctuations. Our valuer has over twenty years experience of appraising properties in Ripon and its surrounding villages and this experience will help you set the right guide price.
  • Normally properties are marketed with a "guide price" this will be agreed between you and your valuer following your market appraisal.
  • Depending on your situation you may wish to request 'offers in excess of' a certain price, meaning that you will not accept offers below a certain price or sometimes properties are marketed 'offers in the region of' a certain price. Our valuer will discuss options with you during the instruction.


  • If you decide to put your house on the market with Vinden Estates our valuer will revisit the property and take the detailed information required to market your property. This will include measuring for floor plans, taking eye catching photographs and writing up a description of your property to market it most effectively.
  • The power of Vinden Estates will then be engaged on your behalf to find the right buyer for your property.

For Sale and Marketing

  • If required, a board advertising your property 'FOR SALE' 24 hours a day can be erected.
  • Our Vinden Estates website will show details of your property and all of our properties are also advertised on third party property search engines.
  • We have regular advertisements in local and regional press ensuring that your property is advertised in the right paper and maximising the response.
  • We have extensive mailing lists and hot lists and know exactly what buyers are looking for in the Ripon area ensuring we attract the maximum number of people to view your property.

Energy Performance Certificates

  • You are legally required to provide an EPC for your property at the point of marketing. You can organise this yourself or we are happy to arrange this on your behalf through our contacts with local domestic energy assessors who will provide you with a competitive quote.


  • When a potential purchaser is interested in your property they will want to come and look around. Vinden Estates will liaise with both sides to find a mutually convenient time.
  • We can also offer advice on things you can do during a viewing to show your house at its best including our ‘top tips for selling’.


  • When an offer is made to purchase your property our trained sales negotiators will inform you as soon as possible and follow up in writing.
  • Because it is an 'offer' don't assume this will be below the 'asking price', however many buyers like to 'test the water' by making a lower offer at first
  • It's our job to negotiate on your behalf and ensure you get the best price possible. If you receive an offer directly from a potential buyer it helps if you let us know and let us carry out negotiations.
  • Remember it's unlikely a sale will be lost by not making a decision on the spot. Genuine buyers are happy to deal with an estate agent - after all we are the experts.

Sold subject to contract

  • Once you have accepted an offer your property will be 'Sold - subject to contract' at which point both you and your purchaser will need to instruct solicitors. Vinden Estates has a number of trusted local legal contacts who we would be happy to recommend.
  • Selling is not a matter of simply agreeing the price. Vinden Estates will keep you in the picture at every stage of the process and drive it forward with your solicitor and surveyor.


  • Your buyers will normally instruct a surveyor to inspect the property, this could be a full structural survey, a homebuyers report or a mortgage valuation survey depending on their need.
  • Sometimes the results of a survey may result in a buyer re-opening negotiations on the agreed price and Vinden Estates will help you to negotiate this.


  • When an offer is accepted we will write confirming the sale to the vendor, the purchasers and both parties' solicitors.
  • A legal draft contract can then be prepared and issued to the purchasers; the draft contract will only be issued once you have given your solicitor authority to do so. Nothing is binding at this stage nor does money change hands.
  • The purchasers’ solicitor will apply for the local authority search and check that the property is registered.


  • When contracts are exchanged the transaction becomes legally binding. Often this is several weeks after the contract was first issues. The delay between issuing and exchanging contracts is due to legal questions being raised by the purchaser's solicitor which need to be answered by yours.
  • All houses in a chain usually have to be able to exchange contracts at the same time. It's often at this point when delays can occur with perhaps one house in the chain slowing down the rest.
  • Once contracts are exchanged though your solicitor will receive a securing deposit from the purchaser and a completion date can be fixed.


  • On completion the actual transfer of ownership takes place. You move out and hand over the keys so your purchaser can take possession.
  • Key arrangements can vary with circumstances, but these are usually made by your solicitor nearer the completion date. Solicitors will usually be happy for us to receive the keys from you and to release them to your buyer once legal completion is confirmed.
  • Finally, and most importantly, you will receive the money from the sale and your solicitor will usually ask for permission to pay any outstanding accounts out of the proceeds.
  • If you are buying as well as selling the solicitor will arrange to dovetail the two transactions making sure you have a roof over your head.