Selling your home

At Maalems, we’re committed to helping you sell your home in South-West London as smoothly and efficiently as possible. We are based in Earlsfield, and our reputation as leading local estate agents means that we attract a lot of interest from potential buyers for properties of all types. 

Selling your home with Maalems is a fast and efficient way of finding the right buyer and getting the right price for your property. With our open, honest and thorough approach, we will help you on every step of the way.

How much is my home worth?

The first step in selling your home is to know how much your property is worth. Our valuation service is free and works in three different ways:

Instant Online Valuation

Enter your property details, and this online tool will produce a guide valuation based on data from the Land Registry and House Price Index. It is a fast and useful way of getting an initial idea of the value of your home.

Virtual Valuation

We ask you to supply fuller information about your home, and to send us images or a video. We will then arrange a video call for you with a member of the professional Maalems team to produce a more accurate valuation.

Face-to-face valuation

We will provide a free, no obligation valuation by one of our experts who visits your home. This will give you the most accurate figure and make sure you don’t under price or over price your property when it goes on the market.

Why are accurate house valuations important?

Accurate valuations are a key part of selling your home. If you know you are asking the right price, your negotiating position is rock solid. If the price is too low, you can easily end up out of pocket. And if the price is too high, you frighten off potential buyers. The accuracy of yoru valuation has a direct bearing on how long your home stays on the market. In a recent ranking of Earlsfield and SW18 estate agents by Getagent (the estate agent comparison website), Maalems came out on top in correctly valuing property in our area. We achieved the asking price for our clients in 98.7% of cases, placing us above all other estate agents in the area. See our Choosing an estate agent blog for more information.

How quickly can we sell your home?

Alongside the accuracy of our valuations, we also came top in the Getagent rankings for the time the properties we sell stay on the market. With an average sales time of six weeks, we come in at under half the time it takes to sell with some of our competitors. You can be condiment that selling your home with us is likely to be significantly faster than with any other estate agent in the area.

Expert local estate agents

We have specialist knowledge of the property market throughout Earlsfield, Clapham, Wandsworth, Tooting, Streatham and surrounding areas. We know virtually every road and every type of property, and have a very clear view of the prices that different homes can achieve here. Unlike national chains and online estate agents, we are genuine experts in the local property market. With over 100 years’ collective experience, at Maalems we are absolutely committed to providing the highest standards of service. 

How we market your property

We are proactive and innovative
Once we have full details of your property and have agreed a valuation figure with you, we proactively market your property. We pride ourselves on being innovative, and will follow a marketing approach which is best suited to each individual property. We are fully experienced in using all advertising channels available today, from social media channels to more traditional press advertising.

We are already in contact with potential buyers
One of the important reasons for selling your home through Maalems is that we have direct access to potential buyers who have registered with us, and who are most likely to be interested in buying your home. We are a go-to name in the area, we continually attract enquiries, and we’ll make sure that details of your property get in front of the people who are most likely to buy.

We use all main property websites as well as our own
We will market your property on our frequently visited website, and advertise on the most important property websites – Zoopla, Rightmove, Prime Location and Onthemarket.

We provide guided viewings
We will set up appointments with interested parties to show them around your home, and conduct viewings to our high professional standards. Without being pushy, we will bring all the best features of your property to the attention of potential buyers. If the right approach is to hold open days, we will organise them and be present at your property.

We check out potential buyers
We make sure that we have full knowledge about potential buyers, including their financial position, whether they are selling property, whether they are in a property chain, and the timing for moving forward.

We handle queries and negotiations
We settle any queries and handle price negotiations in conjunction with our clients’ instructions, and focus fully on getting the sale you want, at the right price and at the right time. We will always find the best approach, including going to final offers and sealed bids.

We keep you informed
Very importantly, we keep you fully informed of how the sales process is going, and are always on hand to answer any questions you may have, and to give advice on the next steps to take. Selling your home with Maalems is fully focussed on getting the sale you want, in the timescale you want.