Sales Guide

Follow our Expert Guide to Selling Your Nottingham Property for the sales results you want


If you're looking to sell your home or investment property in this vibrant city, you've come to the right place. As a seasoned estate agent with extensive experience in Nottingham's property market, we are here to help you navigate the selling process smoothly and successfully.

In this guide, we will share valuable insights, strategies, and tips to ensure you achieve the maximum value for your property and attract potential buyers.

  Preparing Your Property For Market

  Kerb Appeal - Make a lasting first impression to attract buyers

The majority of buyers make up their minds about a property before they've even viewed it, so give yours the 'Wow Factor' by making sure it looks in tip top condition as potential buyers approach. Mow lawns, clean paths and patios, give windows and window sills a good clean, wash doors, fascias, give tired woodwork a lick of paint or varnish so that your home looks well cared for and maintained. 

  Repairs and Maintenance - Small jobs can reap big rewards

A minimal outlay on repairs or maintenance can significantly boost your property's value and appeal. Fresh grout, a lick of paint, professionally steam cleaned carpets, and a little time spent sorting out that wonky door handle or replacing that broken tile can really pay you back multiple times over. 

  Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) - A legal requirement before marketing your property

Before putting your property on the market, you will need to a aquire an EPC. An EPC gives a property an energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and is valid for 10 years. They provide potential buyers with an ieo of what it would cost to heat the property and also list ways that energy effeciency could be improved.

You will need an accredited assessor to asses your property and provide a certificate. If you would like help finding one or would like us to arrange for one to be carried out for you, please let us know and we will provide you with a quote.

If you aren't sure if your property has an EPC already, you can check here: www.epcregister.com

  Declutter, Declutter, Declutter - And then declutter some more to make your property feel spacious and relaxing

It's hard for buyers to image living in your home if they can't see past your belongings, so pack away as much of your personal stuff as possible. Boxing up non-essentionals, labelling and storing them in the loft, garage or elsewhere will also make moving a whole lot easier when the time come. 

  Interior Staging - Create an ambience that makes buyers want to discover more

Before you have property photos taken, and prior to viewings, it's worth taking a little time 'staging' your home. Add a vase of flowers to tables, put some fresh coffee on or open the windows on a warm day and let a fresh breeze in. If it is cold outside, ramp up the heating and make sure the house is warm and cosy.

Straighten bed covers and pillows, plump cushions and place a throw over the sofa or bed. Make sure you have fresh towels in the bathrooms, a new toilet roll, the loo lid is down and there is fresh soap or a pump handwash available. Close all cupboard and put away anything that is hanging off them, especially in bedrooms. Empty bins. 

Put all child paraphernalia away, as well as pet bowls and trays. Make sure the kitchen sink is clear, along with all the work tops and turn on all the lights (making sure all the bulbs are working). 

Hide wheelie bins down an alleyway or in a garage, if available, and make sure the drive way is clear if applicable. 

  Setting the Right Price - An accurate valuation is the key to your success

As experienced local property experts, we can advise you on competitive pricing and strategic positioning, to attract potential buyers and maximise offers within your own moving timescale and requirements.

Using the most accurate and up-to-date market data and many years of experience in the Nottingham property market, we provide valuations that are honest, accurate and achievable. 

  Marketing Your Property

  Professional Photography - Because your property deserves to look its best

Highlighting your property's best features with high-quality images will captivate potential buyers. In today's visual online world, even properties need to work harder to catch the eye, that's why we go the extra mile when it comes to creating stunning photos that make your property stand out.

  Compelling Descriptions - Words matter 

Engaging property descriptions can effectively convey unique selling points and create emotional connections with readers, so we make sure ours tell the full story of your home and why it would be such a great investment for potential buyers.

  Multi Platform Marketing  - Get seen in all the right place

To increase the opportunity to attract a buyer for your property, L&A Living utilises the most effective platforms and techniques for promoting your property to a wide audience.

As well as listing on our fantastic user-friendly website, we promote our properties across Rightmove and social media, as well as traditional marketing methods, including brochures, flyers, and local publications.

We also directly market to via email alerts to our database of pre-registered buyers who are actively seeking properties like yours.

  Accompanied Viewings and Open Houses - Providing a welcome that will make viewers want to linger

Accompanied property viewings and open houses are not just mere appointments or events; they bring properties to life, and as your agent we are here to unlock the hidden potential within each home, revealing its true essence to potential buyers and inspire them to imagine how much they would love to live in your home.

You may have fallen out of love with your home, but we're here to help it find it's next perfect love match.

Plus, agent led viewings and open house days have a much higher success rate as buyers feel more relaxed and comfortable enough to ask questions. 

  From Offers to Completion 

  Offers - Negotiating the best deal

As your agent, we will handle all offers and help you identify the most advantageous ones for your circumstances, and negotiate with buyers to ensure a satifactory and beneficial agreement is met that can proceed within an acceptable timescale. 

  The Conveyancing Procedure - Keeping the process on track for a smooth transaction

Once you have appointed a conveyancing solicitor, we will monitor the progress of your sale and be ready to step in and liaise with all parties involved to keep things on track, and prevent small issues fromescalating and becoming big ones, or risking the sale falling through. 

.  Completion - Handing over the keys

Moving day will be a busy day so we'll be on hand to hand over the keys to your buyer and give them a warm welcome.

You did it! Congratulations on your successful sale.

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Nick is great to deal with. No pressure, no nonsense, just straight to business. He helped me navigate a difficult purchase, always a pleasure to deal with.

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Nick Landa at L&A Living is an absolute Star! He handled the sale of my home from start to finish and I couldn’t praise him more highly. Approachable, understanding, knowledgable and...



L&A Living were fantastic during the sale of our house and our onward purchase. Nick sold our house within 24 hours and was exceptional throughout the process. Rebecca was the agent for the...

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Outstanding. You rarely see this level of authentic service these days. My recent experience very much reflects the other positive comments here. The L&A Living team are great and Nick...

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Great service. We dealt with Nick who was really informative when showing us around the property, and always on hand for viewings even we when we had the offer accepted and just wanted to...



Excellent service. I know agents have a bad reputation (and I can name at least one major one that is appalling) but Nick at L&A Living was simply excellent. Great communication and really...



Outstanding service from beginning to end. Nick was always on hand to answer any queries we had and always kept us up to date with how the house sale was progressing. What can be at times a...

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After a less than good experience elsewhere, Nick promised a sale within a month and we achieved a sale within a month. Thank you to the whole team - efficient, knowledgeable, good comms and...



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Nick is superb! Very helpful throughout the purchase of my first apartment. He helped me with virtual tours of the place.




Nick Landa was my agent on this recent purchase and I can’t speak highly enough about his performance.

From the very beginning he demonstrated a proactive and thorough approach to...

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I cannot fault Nick at L&A for his patience and unstinting work for me with selling my flat. The lawyers on both sides were highly inefficient being reactive rather than proactive. Nick...

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