Choosing the right estate agent is essential to getting the sale you want and ensuring the whole process is as stress-free as possible. At Maslen, we provide honest advice, feedback and a professional approach to helping you sell your property for the right price.
If you would like us to visit you and your property and carry out a free market appraisal to advise on the recommended sale price of your property, please fill in this form:
Think about whether this is the best time to be selling. Popular times include the New Year and early summer but property in Brighton tends not to be affected by season. A good estate agent will advise you as they will have a thorough understanding of the current market.
The first thing to do is find out exactly how much your property is worth and set a realistic asking price. It is worth getting round at least two estate agents for a market appraisal, but just as importantly to learn more about them and their services offered.
Look at your home through the eyes of a potential buyer. Your estate agent should give you honest advice on how you can increase the value of your home and make it more appealing. See our helpful guide on preparing your home for sale.
It’s really important to choose one that will give you the best service and get the best price for your property. Don’t make a decision solely on who has the cheapest commission fee or gives the highest valuation - this can be a false economy in the long run.
When considering an offer your agent should give you as much information as possible about the potential buyer, to help you make a decision. As well as considering the minimum price you’d accept, the position of the buyer makes a big difference to achieving a successful sale.
Get done any of those DIY jobs you’ve been putting off, especially kitchen & bathroom! If you’re thinking of doing any major work before you sell, we’re always happy to come round and advise. Getting us in first could save you money and hassle.
Before you put your property on the market make sure you have pointed out any major flaws to your agent. It could be the difference between a sale going ahead or falling through! It’s also important to agree up front which fixtures and fittings are included to avoid any wrangling later.
To make sure you get the best possible deal leave all negotiations to your estate agent. They are very experienced and will do everything possible to get you the best price for your property.
The more people that see your property the quicker you’ll get that sale. Make sure your agent regularly advertises your property and make sure they have access to your property for viewings. We feature our properties prominently in Latest Homes, Portfolio magazine and on 7 national websites.
Once a sale has been agreed you will need a conveyancing solicitor to handle the legal side. It is essential that you get someone you can trust who will work with you and your estate agent to make the process as easy and stress-free as possible, so get recommendations.
Once your property is sold you get to move, which for most people is the fun part! Moving into a new home is brilliant but not without its challenges so good organisation is key. Ask us about our countdown to moving guide.
When it comes to viewings it is best left to the professionals. Good estate agents know how to show your home in its best light plus viewers are more likely to give valuable honest feedback if you aren’t there. It is also best to keep pets and children out of the way!
Nick takes great pride in getting the best results for his clients, putting their needs as paramount. Drawing from the 6 years he spent working at Lewes Road and 4 years at Woodingdean, Nick is best placed to offer accurate advice and support, with an unparalleled knowledge of the local market.
Nick will now not only be carrying out property appraisals, supporting customers throughout the whole process, but will also offer valuable support to the managers of the Lewes Road and Woodingdean offices.
Nick achieved his NVQ Level 3 in Estate Agency in 2002 and has been a member of the National Association of Estate Agents since 2005, having passed all four of their technical exams.
Before you put your property on the market it is well worth investing some money and effort into making it as appealing to potential buyers as possible.
This can greatly improve your chances of a quick sale at the price you want as you compete with other properties in your area. We’ve put together our top tips on how to show your property in its best light:
Spruce up the front garden, add some colour with pots and baskets and give the front door a fresh lick of paint if needed.
If you do repaint make sure you decorate the whole room and avoid obvious touch ups. Don’t invest in expensive décor as a buyer is likely to change it once they move in. Clean carpets make a big difference and also make rooms look bigger.
By having a good clear out you’ll make rooms more spacious, and you’ll be very glad you’ve done it when you come to move! Avoid hanging lots of stuff on the back of doors; it’ll make it seem cramped if you can’t open them fully.
Giving your home a good spring clean and keeping it that way will show the property has been cared for. Kitchens and bathrooms in particular need to be clean and tidy and it is worth considering replacing them if they really have seen better days. If you’re thinking about major work to your house to get a better price, do ask our advice first – we’re happy to come round for a chat even if you’re not going to be putting your house on the market immediately.
After kitchens and bathrooms it is nice gardens that buyers list as a priority, so don’t forget the outside of your property. Back gardens should be tidied up in the same way you would indoors. Even if you haven’t got a burgeoning Kew Gardens make the most of the space and show off its potential to a prospective buyer.
When you start having viewings you need to make sure the house is tidy; make sure floors and surfaces are clear, washing up done etc. Make sure blinds and curtains are open, especially during the warmer months to let plenty of air and light in. This will also help create a fresh natural smell which is far more appealing to potential buyers than pungent artificial room fresheners or last night’s dinner.
Thank you Paul and Archie, you gave an excellent service, as well as Kelly. I look forward to working with you again.
Mr White Fiveways
It was a long, drawn out process that the people at Maslen helped me through, without the impression that it was a chore. So extremely professional...
Mr McLagan Lewes Road
Sharon and her team could not have done more in what was a difficult sale.
Ms Daly Woodingdean
Thanks for an excellent service.
Mr King Hove
I found the service to be courteous, friendly and efficient.
Mr Upton Buller Road
Harvey was helpful and easily reachable at the beginning of the process and Sharon kept us informed and was always happy to help.
Ms Murch & Ms Mapa Ticehurst Road
Sharon was excellent, she kept us informed at all stages and was a really calming objective influence in the process.
Ms Frederick Channel View Road
Outstanding service from Sharon. James is an asset to Maslens & Harvey was so helpful and polite.
Ms Cianchetta Selhurst Road
All agents at Maslen were extremely helpful and polite from the beginning to the completion of sale.
Mr Johnson Fiveways
Sharon, Harvey and James were all excellent - very professional. Totally opposite to what I have experienced with other agents. Maslen have restore...
Ms Lyons Woodingdean
Paul Wilkinson was extremely helpful and efficient. The only problem was the vendors solicitor and Paul warned me of this. A good transaction all r...
Mr Lavender Fiveways
First class service. Friendly and professional.
Mr Thorne The Avenue
Compared to your rivals, your service was excellent
Ms McGrigor Milner Road
Paula's role was brilliant. Having someone office based and available was so appreciated and her promptness an impressive service - every Estate Agent...
Ms Wynn-Jones Baxter Street
An efficient, professional and friendly service. Helpful and a pleasure to do business with.
Mr Beddington Brading Road
Very pleased with the excellent service throughout. Professional, friendly, efficient and no hard sell. Achieved above asking price. Thank you!
Mr Witten Lewes Road
Paula was absolutely amazing!
Mr & Mrs MacKay Lewes Road
Sharon was amazing! She kept us up to date the whole way through the process. We cannot fault Sharon or the rest of her team.
Mr & Mrs Ashley Woodingdean
Very thorough & very informative.
Mr Michnowicz Waldegrave Road
Exceptional service throughout the process - should we decide to sell in the future we wouldn't hesitate to use your agency. You're a cut above the...
Ms Windels & Mr Barham Fiveways
Quality advice about when and how to sell, which was spot on. Thank you.
Miss Coleman Buller Road
Already recommended you! Thank you.
Mr Edwards The Ridgway
A really good experience.
Mr Tibble Lewes Road
Hugely impressed with Ben & his team.
Mrs Mead Upper Lewes Road
Cannot express our appreciation enough of all the efforts made by the Woodingdean team - they were fantastic.
Mr John Mogridge Woodingdean
The staff were very helpful, an excellent service. I would recommend you to others.
Miss Hockly Fiveways
Extremely efficient. Nick and Paula are excellent. The weekly phone calls were much appreciated.
Ms Gray Lewes Road
Thank you Maslens, you were all excellent!
Miss Jasper Taunton Road
We were very pleased with services provided by the Fiveways office.
Mr & Mrs Sawyer Shaftesbury Road
A very committed team who made the sale process very easy.
Ms Rees Ticehurst Road
A completely painless experience from start to finish. Thank you.
Mr Woolven & Mrs Bessant-Woolven Lewes Road
Excellent service from the Lewes Road branch. Martin Timms secured a quick sale & at a good price & Paula Carter worked really hard to secure...
Ms Schulte Bear Road
Superb service as usual, I would always recommend you.
Ms S Hike Blackthorn Close
I was new to the area and viewed a lot of properties with a lot of different agents. Maslens were by far the best I came in contact with, so when i...
Mr & Mrs Heer Lewes Road
Paul was absolutely brilliant.
Mrs Tasker Fiveways
In February 2016 I was looking to buy and sell very rapidly. Competition among buyers at the time was very high. Sharon @ the Woodingdean branch sh...
Ms Helen Lyons Woodingdean
Very pleased with the experience. I would definitely recommend you and use you again.
Ms D Edmonds Horton Road
All the staff I dealt with were excellent. Sharon worked really hard to complete the sale.
Mrs Bent Falmer Gardens
Very impressed with the service. Sharon Wareham works tirelessly, very professionally and is always there for advice.
Miss Matthews Kipling Avenue
Very happy with the service we got from you guys, everyone we dealt with was extremely friendly, professional and helpful. Thanks!
Mr Brown Titian Road
Good team. Straightforward. No nonsense.
Mr Standing Newmarket Road
Ben was particularly enthusiastic and helpful. Martin, Paula, Sam and Will are all hard workers.
Ms Goodey Franklin Road
Nick and Paula are total stars! They were incredibly supportive and present throughout. Thank you!
Miss O'Haire Hove
Very pleased with the service. Many thanks to Sharon and the boys!
Mr Flynn Woodingdean
As always, an excellent service.
Mr & Mrs Field Lewes Road
First class service from a first class team.
Mr & Mrs English The Ridgway
Paula was fabulous and we felt really informed and supported.
Mr & Mrs Walker Lewes Road
It was an amazing experience, everyone involved were fantastic.
Mr & Mrs Knight Woodingdean
The Woodingdean team were very friendly and approachable.
Mrs Palmer Pitt Gardens
Very, very happy we chose you, felt right from the start! Thank you!
Miss Blackadder Coniston Court, Holland Road
All very professional, kept updated throughout. Very pleased - Would recommend.
Mrs Hammond Hove
The team worked very hard over a long period to ensure my sale went through - excellent service!
Mr Patrick Gladstone Terrace
You were amazingly helpful throughout - a real pillar of strength with a very difficult sale.
Mrs Parkin Fiveways
The sale was dealt with swiftly, professionally and successfully. Thank you Maslen!
Mrs Lincoln Hove
The whole team were very committed from start to finish.
Mr Pilgrim Lewes Road
Maslens as a whole were really friendly and professional. I have to thank and congratulate Paula Carter for being superb at her job and exceeding m...
Ms Warren Hove
Excellent communication and advice throughout. It felt very reassuring to be in good hands.
Mrs Brooker Buller Road
Great service, always polite and friendly. Excellent contact and info all the way.
Mr Wells Bishops Road
Service exceeded my expectations overall at all stages of the process - I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you. Thanks.
Ms Greene Lewes Road
Very helpful and patient team.
Mrs Shea Selborne Place
Very professional service. Thank you!
Miss New & Mr Jackson Buller Road
I wish we had used you to sell our property! Nice to meet honest people, who are genuinely interested in helping. Very pleased.
Mrs Porter Taunton Road
Ben and Paula were calm and reassuring throughout a very difficult process!
Ms Easterbrook Bear Road
Thank you. We found all the staff knowledgeable and really pleasant to deal with.
Ms Ansloos Lewes Road
Thank you for everything!
Ms Tucker Willow Close
I would recommend Maslen to anyone.
Mrs Tripp Woodingdean
Many thanks to Nick. It was an easy process thanks to you! I'm extremely satisfied with how the sale went, great job.
Ms Mayanobe Aymer Road
A good team at Woodingdean helped us through a stressful time.
Mr & Mrs Penton Sycamore Close
Best Estate Agents ever experienced - professional, approachable, competent and exemplary.
Mr & Mrs Guest Riley Road
Excellent Service from start to finish.
Mr T Mole Cromwell Road
The whole team were excellent, each one of them felt like family. Sharon had a lot of sorting to do at times but coped very well, a true profession...
Mr Vernon Woodingdean
From start to finish the sale was dealt with in a thoroughly professional manner.
Mr Gibbs Lewes Road
Our local office manager, Sharon Wareham was warm and friendly and kept us up to date at all times.
Mr Hope The Brow
We were very impressed with the Nick from start to finish.
Mr & Mrs Smith Lewes Road
A very positive experience - I had most contact with the Fiveways office and they were so friendly and helpful.
Ms A King Balfour Road
Excellent service as always
Mr Field Ringmer Road
Best Agents in Brighton.
Mrs Field Tarner Road
Very good service and communication. Paula was excellent.
Mr & Mrs Scarboro 1 Pevensey Road
Fantastic service. By far the best agents we have ever used, I cannot recommend you highly enough.
Mr Field Mafeking Road
Sold within 2 weeks for asking price "excellent!"
Mr Grundy Bishops Road
Thanks David, all very professional.
Mrs Flowers Foxdown Road
Sharon was excellent - kept us well informed, thank you so much!
Ms Waters Cowley Drive
Very impressive - professional and friendly, both Martin Timms and Paula Carter were excellent at keeping in contact with sensible advice based on...
Mrs O'Connor Hove
Very comprehensive and professional. Nice people to work with and highly recommended.
Mr Alderton Ladysmith Road
I have bought and sold 7 properties, and this was the best experience of an estate agents services I have found.
Mrs Shepherd Hertford Road
Very impressed with all dealings with Maslen. Paula Carter was in particular very knowledgeable and helpful.
Mr McBlane Hove
Graham Griffin provided us, and continues to provide us, will all-round excellent advice. We trust his knowledge and expertise.
Mr Blackmore & Ms O'Sullivan Financial Services
Brilliant. Well done to Sharon and the Woodingdean team.
Ms Curtis The Ridgway
Very impressed with the efficient and friendly service, the staff were a pleasure to deal with.
Mr & Mrs Gill Lewes Road
Paula is amazing!
Ms Aspnall Gladstone Place
We were delighted with the service received from all the staff with whom we had contact,
Dr Crichton The Ridgway
Please thank Paula at Lewes Road - Excellent service.
Mr & Mrs Nuthall Lewes Road
Excellent customer service throughout. I will definitely recommend you, and use you again. Thank you.
Ms Longley Kingsbury Street