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.
Everything you need to promote and manage your sale, included as standard.
Property Listing Creator
Habitats guides you through listing your property - creating a description, highlight selling points and key features. Then add photos, a floorplan and an 'EPC' for your property - missing something? Don't worry, easily order these through the Habitats dashboard.
Show your home, when it suits you. Set your availability, manage your viewing schedule, and review feedback after the appointment. Habitats sends you and the buyer a reminder text before the appointment, allocate both parties a password for added security, and follows up with buyers on your behalf afterwards.
Communicate securely and instantly with buyers, answer questions and discuss your property in real time, through our instant chat messenger on the Habitats platform at any time of day or night!
Habitats will follow up buyers for you, and send you their offers instantly for you to review. If necessary, Habitats also makes negotiation easy without the concern of having to 'haggle'.
We ensure your buyers are properly qualified, and must pass anti-money laundering checks as they make an offer on your property - ensuring you, and the purchaser, are compliant throughout the process.
Buyers are required to provide Habitats with their proof of funding, and if required, their source of funding as well. This is important so you know, as a seller, have assurance the buyer is in a position to proceed!
Once you have agreed your sale, habitats creates a 'Memorandum of Sale' document with all the information your solicitor needs to progress your sale.
At Habitats we help you remain compliant with the laws and regulations throughout selling your home. So we walk you through the I.D. checks, Proof of Ownership checks, PEP (politically exposed persons) check, Property Information Questionnaire, Anti-Money Laundering checks and more.
You've photographed your property, but not totally satisfied with the outcome? Our easy to use photo editor enables you to instantly crop, rotate, resize, and adjust your brightness, contrast, exposure and saturation - no expensive or complicated software needed!
Habitats create a ready-to-use online property brochure, great for sending out to buyers or ready to print out.
Advert on Habitats.co.uk
Fast becoming the go-to portal for serious sellers, advertising your property on habitats.co.uk is great exposure, and we provide you with a shortened URL link to easily send to family, friends, or potential buyers.
Advert on Facebook
Habitats automatically generates a listing for your property on Facebook, making it incredibly easy for you to share your property with the worlds largest social network, with one click!