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Why it's better to sell & let with The Acorn Group

  • 3 leading estate agency brands all working for you
  • Maximum exposure through 40 high street locations
  • Over 35 years’ experience of the London & Kent market
  • Constantly refreshed database of over 40,000 home movers
  • An unrestricted marketing budget for each property
  • Property experts with in-depth local knowledge
  • One-stop shop for all your property requirements
  • AcornIntel, cutting edge, next-generation digital property marketing
  • Professional photography, RICS approved floorplans and 4k virtual tours as standard

Why do London and Kent residents prefer The Acorn Group?

Thank you for choosing The Acorn Group estate agents for a free property valuation. Everything we do — from the exceptional people we employ to our investment in marketing, infrastructure and training — is driven by one important factor:

You.

We believe that by putting our clients first and revolving our whole service around them, we create something different. Something better. It’s been the driving force at The Acorn Group for over 35 years, ever since opening our first office in Grove Park.

Our “No Sale, No Fee” policy offers you peace of mind — we are only paid once a buyer has purchased your property.

15,000+
Properties valued every year
£1.5bn
Worth of property sold in the last 12 months
3x
Exposure across Acorn, Langford Russell and John Payne all for one standard fee
40,000+
Constantly refreshed buyer database
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What our customers say

Many local property owners have recognised that our accurate house valuations, vast market experience of selling and letting, along with our bespoke approach to property marketing make a real difference.

Don't just take our word for it, hear from the people who matter most - our property selling and letting clients! Read what they have to say about their free property valuation and their experience selling with The Acorn Group estate agents.

Read more of our latest reviews here

Acorn estate agents are super helpful, very good at communication and go above and beyond the call of duty.
Tanya Lake

The Acorn Group Valuation Process

Thinking of selling your property? Our straightforward valuation process is described below. Our estate agents will be delighted to provide you with a free property valuation and help you in any other way to achieve the best possible results for your property. You can fill out the form at the top of this page to arrange a free property valuation quickly and efficiently, giving you the answer to the question "how much is my house worth?”. One of our experienced valuers will be in touch shortly.

Our market appraisal of your property is based around a combination of experience, a thorough understanding of the local property market and the value of comparable nearby properties which have sold recently.

Once formally instructed, we will agree a marketing strategy with you. We’ll also photograph your property, draw up a floorplan, confirm viewing arrangements and carry out necessary anti-money laundering checks.

Once you have approved the details, signed and returned our contract (which can also be done digitally), and obtained an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate), we can start marketing your property.

We accompany potential buyers around your property (by appointment only, and confirmed to you by email and telephone). After every viewing, we relay their feedback to you — an essential part of the process.

We will inform you of all offers, both verbally and in writing, along with our recommendations.

Once an offer is accepted, we liaise with solicitors from both parties, to progress the sale towards an exchange of contracts. During this time, you can arrange for removers, house cleaners, etc.

On the day the sale is due to complete, we check the funds have been transferred via the solicitors. Once completed, the keys to the property will be ready to be collected!

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FAQ’s

Have any questions regarding your property valuation or anything related to the property market? Take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions at our Acorn Group offices and find the answers you are looking for. If you have any other queries, please do not hesitate to reach out to our estate agents. You can contact your local branch at https://www.acorngroup.co.uk/our-offices.

Valuing your home has never been an exact science – there are many things to consider. The location, style and size of the accommodation are usually the most important factors, together with the condition of the property and any improvements that may have been carried out. We research recent sales in the area and take account of current demand for your type of property.

In 2004 the government extended the antimoney-laundering legislation requiring estate agents to verify the identity of their clients. This formality is conducted with the minimum of inconvenience.

Unlike some agents, we do not charge any form of fee if you withdraw your property from the market. You will only be liable to pay our fees if we introduce a buyer who exchanges contracts. Estate agents have traditionally funded the cost of marketing property on a ‘No Sale No Fee’ basis. Our terms of business are based on the guidelines recommended by the Office of Fair Trading and will be confirmed to you in writing before we commence marketing your property.

Yes. Many owners prefer to leave keys with us for daytime viewing appointments, and we will always accompany potential purchasers. Keys are security coded and are never released without your prior authority to do so.

However hospitable you may be, most buyers feel more at ease when the owner is not present, and less like they are invading someone else’s home. They are also more likely to be honest with their feedback, which is vital to the selling process. Will I receive feedback following viewings? Frequent communication between the agent and client is essential. We are both looking to achieve the same goal and will review market response with you regularly.

We will always endeavour to introduce a buyer as soon as possible, but it is important that we establish the buyer’s position with regard to funding and dependent transactions, as well as their ability to accommodate your ongoing plans.

Your buyers will usually expect you to remove the property from the market whilst they arrange for their survey and mortgage valuation. There are circumstances when it would be considered prudent to continue marketing the property, if for example the buyer’s dependent chain was incomplete, but we would always recommend informing the buyers of your intentions.

In most cases it’s not necessary, although sometimes a neutral decor can help buyers to visualise themselves living in the property.

We can (and do) arrange block viewings, with multiple members of staff present if the numbers merit it, but unlike other agents, we do not advertise the block viewing as an ‘open house’ where anyone can turn up during the advertised time. We book specific timeslots for every viewer and qualify them before they attend.

We offer a range of mortgages through Start Financial Services. Start have access to the whole lending market and can search virtually all mortgage lenders for the best deals. There is no single best lender - many tend to specialise in certain areas, so where one lender might offer really competitive rates for one person, they might not do for someone else in a different situation.

The law states that there is a duty on the person acting on behalf of the seller (the estate agent) to be satisfied that an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) has been commissioned before commencing marketing. If required we can assist you with the preparation of the EPC and this can normally be secured within a couple of days.

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