Take the Plunge with our Full Circle Service

11th January 2017

Selling a home takes a certain amount of courage - particularly if you’re still looking to buy a property to move into after the sale. In fact, many people are anxious about putting their homes on the market because they haven’t yet found their next ideal home.

While the idea of finding a new home, completing the buying process, moving in and then selling seems appealing, in many cases it’s unrealistic. It’s a good time to sell, so there’s no point in waiting until your dream property comes on the market.

This year, we want to help you take the plunge and put your home on the market, knowing that you’re in professional hands. Our local property experts will not only make the selling process as quick and simple as possible for you - we’ll also help you find an ideal new home to move into as soon as you’re ready.

To buy or sell first?

This is a conundrum that many home buyers and sellers struggle with, and there are certainly merits to both sides of the argument. However, if not having found the perfect property to move into is one of your reasons for hesitating to sell, you may want to consider some of the myths about the buying and selling process.

Many homeowners fear that they will be left homeless if they put their houses on the market before they have found another property. However, for the majority of sellers this is simply not the case. The selling process is not instant, and while everyone hopes for a quick sale, the truth is that months could pass between putting your home on the market and handing over the keys.

During this time, you are the one in control. The process can move as slowly or as quickly as you see fit, giving you plenty of time to get your affairs in order. It is your decision to accept an offer at a time that works for you, and even after you’ve accepted the offer, you will have a number of weeks before contracts are signed and keys are handed over.

A link in the chain

Not only is putting your house on the market before purchasing another property possible - it can also be highly advantageous. After all, making an offer on your dream house once your own property is already on the market puts you in a stronger position in the chain to buy quickly, giving you an edge when it comes to the sellers accepting an offer.

In many cases, a seller will choose not to accept an offer from a buyer who hasn’t yet put their own house on the market, as it suggests that the buyer hasn’t yet got their own affairs in order, and may delay the sale process, complicating the entire buying and selling chain. If you can show that you have the confidence to make a decision and stand by it, the seller of your dream home is far more likely to want to work with you to achieve a quick, problem-free sale.

The worst-case scenario

In the case that you’re unable to find an ideal property before an offer is made on your house, it’s not the end of the world. After all, once you have a buyer you already hold a strong place in the chain, and have a higher possibility of having an offer quickly accepted once you do find that perfect property.

Should you need to postpone the moving-in day for your buyers, be as transparent as possible. Chances are, they have been in the same scenario as you, and they understand that the buying and selling process is a fluid and constantly changing one. 

Don’t forget the possibility of renting a property in the short term while you get your next home in order - it may not be an ideal scenario, but if it helps you sell quickly and for a great price, then you may find it a worthy sacrifice in the short term!

The whole package

With expert knowledge of properties across Brighton and Hove, we can connect you with the properties that are most appropriate for your needs, ensuring that you have a range of options to explore throughout the selling process. 

With an extended reach across the whole city, our property experts are able to  pair sellers and buyers even before your property is officially put on the market, putting your mind at ease and getting the wheels turning for a swift buying and selling process.

Insider information

With 4 offices across Brighton and Hove, and over 17 years of service as an independent Estate Agent, you can be certain that we’ll leave no stone unturned when it comes to finding a range of properties in your ideal area and price range.

We will keep in regular contact with you throughout the buying and selling process, ensuring that we understand your priorities thoroughly. This will avoid time-wasting trips to view properties that don’t match your criteria, and give you more time to focus on selling your own property.

Join the club

When you sell your home with Maslen, you’ll be given first class treatment every step of the way, as well as being the first to know about new properties on the market.

Stop fretting about whether to buy or sell first, and have the best of both worlds with Maslen. We’ll be with you every step of the way, from putting your home on the market to picking up the keys for your new dream home.

Are you ready to take the plunge in 2017? Get in touch with our property experts today!

Get in Touch


Testimonials

  • 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

  • Quality advice about when and how to sell, which was spot on. Thank you.

    Miss Coleman Buller Road

  • Cannot express our appreciation enough of all the efforts made by the Woodingdean team - they were fantastic.

    Mr John Mogridge Woodingdean

  • Thank you Maslens, you were all excellent!

    Miss Jasper Taunton Road

  • Thank you. We found all the staff knowledgeable and really pleasant to deal with. 

    Ms Ansloos Lewes Road

  • Excellent Service from start to finish.

    Mr T Mole Cromwell Road

  • It was an amazing experience, everyone involved were fantastic. 

    Mr & Mrs Knight Woodingdean

  • A completely painless experience from start to finish. Thank you.

    Mr Woolven & Mrs Bessant-Woolven Lewes Road

  • Excellent service as always

    Mr Field Ringmer Road

  • 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

  • Nick and Paula are total stars! They were incredibly supportive and present throughout. Thank you!

    Miss O'Haire Hove

  • Sharon was excellent - kept us well informed, thank you so much!

    Ms Waters Cowley Drive

  • 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

  • We were delighted with the service received from all the staff with whom we had contact,

    Dr Crichton The Ridgway

  • Paula was absolutely amazing!

    Mr & Mrs MacKay Lewes Road

  • I found the service to be courteous, friendly and efficient.

    Mr Upton Buller 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

  • 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

  • The whole team were very committed from start to finish.

    Mr Pilgrim Lewes Road

  • The team worked very hard over a long period to ensure my sale went through - excellent service!

    Mr Patrick Gladstone Terrace

  • Good team. Straightforward. No nonsense.

    Mr Standing Newmarket Road

  • Very impressed with the efficient and friendly service, the staff were a pleasure to deal with. 

    Mr & Mrs Gill 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

  • Very impressed with all dealings with Maslen. Paula Carter was in particular very knowledgeable and helpful. 

    Mr McBlane Hove

  • Ben and Paula were calm and reassuring throughout a very difficult process!

    Ms Easterbrook Bear Road

  • The staff were very helpful, an excellent service. I would recommend you to others.

    Miss Hockly Fiveways

  • 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

  • We cannot recommend Maslen's estate agents enough.

    Many thanks to Paul, Donna, Janette and the...

    Linda & Les Wigmore Close

  • Ben was particularly enthusiastic and helpful. Martin, Paula, Sam and Will are all hard workers.

    Ms Goodey Franklin Road

  • The Woodingdean team were very friendly and approachable.

    Mrs Palmer Pitt Gardens

  • Very comprehensive and professional. Nice people to work with and highly recommended. 

    Mr Alderton Ladysmith Road

  • As always, an excellent service. 

    Mr & Mrs Field Lewes Road

  • All agents at Maslen were extremely helpful and polite from the beginning to the completion of sale. 

    Mr Johnson Fiveways

  • Brilliant. Well done to Sharon and the Woodingdean team.

    Ms Curtis The Ridgway

  • Outstanding service from Sharon. James is an asset to Maslens & Harvey was so helpful and polite.

    Ms Cianchetta Selhurst Road

  • Very professional service. Thank you!

    Miss New & Mr Jackson Buller Road

  • 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

  • Great service, always polite and friendly. Excellent contact and info all the way.

    Mr Wells Bishops Road

  • Hugely impressed with Ben & his team.

    Mrs Mead Upper Lewes Road

  • 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

  • Very, very happy we chose you, felt right from the start! Thank you!

    Miss Blackadder Coniston Court, Holland Road

  • Very pleased with the service. Many thanks to Sharon and the boys!

    Mr Flynn Woodingdean

  • Sold within 2 weeks for asking price "excellent!"

    Mr Grundy Bishops Road

  • Very pleased with the experience. I would definitely recommend you and use you again.

    Ms D Edmonds Horton 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

  • You were amazingly helpful throughout - a real pillar of strength with a very difficult sale.

    Mrs Parkin Fiveways

  • Extremely efficient. Nick and Paula are excellent. The weekly phone calls were much appreciated. 

    Ms Gray Lewes Road

  • Thank you for everything!

    Ms Tucker Willow Close

  • Very helpful and patient team.

    Mrs Shea Selborne Place

  • Fantastic service. By far the best agents we have ever used, I cannot recommend you highly enough.

    Mr Field Mafeking Road

  • Very thorough & very informative.

    Mr Michnowicz Waldegrave Road

  • 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

  • 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

  • Excellent communication and advice throughout. It felt very reassuring to be in good hands.

    Mrs Brooker Buller Road

  • 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

  • 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

  • A very committed team who made the sale process very easy.

    Ms Rees Ticehurst Road

  • First class service from a first class team.

    Mr & Mrs English The Ridgway

  • Best Estate Agents ever experienced - professional, approachable, competent and exemplary. 

    Mr & Mrs Guest Riley Road

  • Already recommended you! Thank you.

    Mr Edwards The Ridgway

  • The sale was dealt with swiftly, professionally and successfully. Thank you Maslen!

    Mrs Lincoln Hove

  • 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

  • A good team at Woodingdean helped us through a stressful time.

    Mr & Mrs Penton Sycamore Close

  • Our local office manager, Sharon Wareham was warm and friendly and kept us up to date at all times.

    Mr Hope The Brow

  • All very professional, kept updated throughout. Very pleased - Would recommend. 

    Mrs Hammond Hove

  • Paul was absolutely brilliant. 

    Mrs Tasker Fiveways

  • 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

  • A really good experience.

    Mr Tibble Lewes Road

  • Superb service as usual, I would always recommend you.

    Ms S Hike Blackthorn Close

  • Thanks for an excellent service. 

    Mr King Hove

  • A very positive experience - I had most contact with the Fiveways office and they were so friendly and helpful.

    Ms A King Balfour Road

  • I would recommend Maslen to anyone. 

    Mrs Tripp Woodingdean

  • Sharon and her team could not have done more in what was a difficult sale. 

    Ms Daly Woodingdean

  • We were very pleased with services provided by the Fiveways office.

    Mr & Mrs Sawyer Shaftesbury Road

  • Thanks David, all very professional.

    Mrs Flowers Foxdown Road

  • Service exceeded my expectations overall at all stages of the process - I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you. Thanks. 

    Ms Greene Lewes Road

  • From start to finish the sale was dealt with in a thoroughly professional manner.  

    Mr Gibbs Lewes Road

  • Paula was fabulous and we felt really informed and supported. 

    Mr & Mrs Walker Lewes Road

  • Very good service and communication. Paula was excellent.

    Mr & Mrs Scarboro 1 Pevensey 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

  • 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

  • An efficient, professional and friendly service. Helpful and a pleasure to do business with.

    Mr Beddington Brading Road

  • Compared to your rivals, your service was excellent

    Ms McGrigor Milner Road

  • Excellent customer service throughout. I will definitely recommend you, and use you again. Thank you.

    Ms Longley Kingsbury Street

  • We were very impressed with the Nick from start to finish. 

    Mr & Mrs Smith Lewes 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

  • 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

  • Paula is amazing!

    Ms Aspnall Gladstone Place

  • Please thank Paula at Lewes Road - Excellent service. 

    Mr & Mrs Nuthall Lewes Road

  • Best Agents in Brighton.

    Mrs Field Tarner Road

  • First class service. Friendly and professional.

    Mr Thorne The 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

  • 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

See All »