How it works
Habitats guides you through a four-step process to get you moving, making selling your home yourself easy! The hardest part is choosing what to spend the money you have saved on estate-agency commission on…
1. Create your listing
The Habitats platform guides you through your listing creation, helping you with everything from your photos, description, key features, location, floorplan, EPC and pricing with help from our valuation-suggestion tool. It couldn’t be easier, and Habitats helps to keep you compliant of laws and regulations as you take the first step to selling your house yourself.
2. Property marketing
With Habitats, you’re in control of marketing and advertising, so you only pay for what you want. You can choose to advertise on the major property portals, Rightmove and Zoopla, as well as advertising through Facebook, not to mention tried and tested promotional tools like For-Sale Boards and a leaflet distribution amongst many others (see pricing page).
3. Viewings, Offers & Negotiations
The Habitats viewing calendar allows you to specify when you want viewings, and when you don’t. It will even send reminders to you and the viewer, as well as help with directions to your property. After the viewing, we automatically follow up for viewing feedback, and our offers platform makes accepting offers and agreeing your sale easy!
Our instant messaging platform means you can communicate securely with buyers from the palm of your hand, directly, when it suits you.
4. Paperwork & Support
Once you’ve agreed your sale, we produce your Memorandum of Sale documentation, ready to give to your solicitor to do the paperwork and proceed your sale, and can recommend a solicitor if you don’t already have one. We also give you a multitude of guides, written by experts, on how to maximise your property’s value at each stage of the selling process.
Throughout the sales process, the Habitats platform makes compliance easy. We qualify your buyers for you, and verify their funding so you can proceed with peace of mind. We also carry out a multitude of checks (e.g., Proof of ownership, I.D. check, Anti-Money Laundering etc.) to ensure our customers are protected throughout their sale.