Selling Your Property
Free and no obligation valuation
One of our team of qualified valuers will visit your property at a time convenient to you. During the initial meeting it will be explained in more detail how Crofts can offer you an exceptional value for money sales package, with a somewhat different approach to property sales. A discussion relating to your individual requirements will be conducted, an indication of the value of your property may be presented at the same time, if not a report will be forwarded to you the next day, if not earlier. Advice will be given regarding the condition of the property and fundamental guidance will be given on how to prepare the property for sale.
Professional Digital Photographs
Our trained staff will visit your property to take photographs on a day and time to suit you. We will take professional quality images from angles and positions to show the property in its best light. Many agents use substandard equipment to photograph properties and often only capture a small fraction of a room, at Crofts we have state of the art cameras and software to ensure that you are pleased with the final product. If you are not and you would like us to renew some images then we will happily return until you are satisfied.
Distinctive ‘For Sale’ or ‘To Let’ board
Our boards have become synonymous with good service and professionalism and can be seen across Lincolnshire. Our eye catching branded boards are well maintained and placed in visible locations. For Sale boards are still one of the best tools to spread the word and create interest in the property right from the start.
In this more demanding world, floor plans have become not just a good idea but almost a necessity. With people in general having busier lives, time is precious and having this facility allows buyers to see the complete layout of a house including how the rooms work together without having to visit the property, this can save time for all parties. The option of 3D walkthroughs is also an option that we offer here at Crofts.
Local Press Advertising
As well as prominently featuring in the local press and providing eye-catching press adverts highlighting our portfolio of properties, we now produce our own full colour quality printed property magazine called the East Lincolnshire Property Guide. This production is available free inside and outside all of our prime location offices. This means your property is much more likely to land in the hands of a potential buyer.
Major Web Portal Advertising
All properties on our own website are automatically uploaded to the leading national property website www.rightmove.co.uk providing greater exposure for your property. The site is reported to receive over 9 million hits each month, and holds a 80%+ market share of the top four national property websites, and is ranked at number 4 for all UK based web addresses. With this in mind you know your property has the potential to be viewed by thousands of people both in the UK and worldwide. Your property will also appear on www.onthemarket.co.uk another leading property website. All of the websites on which we advertise have full details and full colour photographs maximising the number of potential buyers that will consider your home for their next move.
Cleethorpes open 7 days a week, Immingham and Louth open 6 days a week
Crofts have become standard bearers for Estate Agents locally, raising the bar when we opened in 2006 by committing to opening 7 days a week from our Cleethorpes' office. We feel that the demand is there for 7 day opening - and we are still one of only a minority locally that do so. It is common sense, if you consider most people buying and selling houses are at work themselves during other agents' normal opening hours. We are open when you need us to be. And yes, we do conduct viewings, valuations, take-ons and provide feedback each and every day. Immingham and Louth are working towards being open 7 days a week as they grow.
Prime location offices
When Crofts was founded we committed to being a true 'high street agent', at the heart of the community and central to everyday life. After acquiring our first premises we completely re-modelled this - our flagship office - into a bright and welcoming space - more befitting the direction we aspire to, coupled of course with a friendly and professional approach. Our showroom in Cleethorpes is the largest estate agents' office in Grimsby and Cleethorpes, providing a bright, modern and inviting environment in which to advertise your property.
Crofts have installed Interactive touchscreens at all of our branches inside and out. This means our entire portfolio of properties are available to view in full and complete detail 24 hours a day, seven days a week even out of office hours. Internally this makes viewing properties on our touchscreen a much more relaxing and enjoyable experience. Viewers can also email details home from our screens 24 hours a day.
Members of the ‘National Association of Estate Agents
The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) is the UK's leading professional body for estate agency. Its members practice across all aspects of property both in the UK and overseas, including residential and commercial sales and letting, property management, business transfer, auctioneering and land. The NAEA was founded in 1962 by estate agent and entrepreneur Raymond Andrews. They were established with the goal of upholding good practice and high professional standards in UK estate agency. This struck a chord with the industry at a time when there was little representation for estate agents and has allowed the Association to grow phenomenally over the years. Today, its key roles include providing help and guidance for property professionals across a broad spectrum of disciplines while continually campaigning to make the property market more efficient and user-friendly for the home buying and selling public. As a leading player in the property industry, the NAEA offers significant benefits to both estate agents and consumers.
Members of ‘The Property Ombudsman’ for sales and lettings
Instilling trust and confidence in our business is vitally important to us at Crofts, this is why we voluntarily joined the Ombudsman scheme and abide by their strict code of conduct, making us totally accountable for the actions and service we deliver.
Professional brochure creation
Our team of brochure creators are trained to capture the imagination of the reader when scripting our property brochures and great thought goes into their production. Coupled with professional photographs, we produce just the sort of presentation you would expect from a top agent. We believe that this is one of the single most important pieces within the jigsaw of selling your property.
Totally independent & Local
Crofts are completely independent with one sole director, former professional footballer Gary Croft, his drive for excellence and ambition to be the region's number one agent has driven the company to its current heady heights of today, having only been established in 2005. All employees have excellent local knowledge, experience and still have the youth and enthusiasm to see change and new ideas implemented.
Professionally qualified & motivated staff
Our business model centres around providing the public with the confidence that they are dealing with qualified and professional people, with this in mind all our staff are qualified in all aspects of the works that they perform. You can be safe in the knowledge that all of our staff are motivated and highly incentivised, based not just on results but on quality customer service and feedback too.
Free Energy Performance Certificates*
When choosing one of our recommended expert panelled solicitors you are entitled to a FREE EPC - saving you more than £90 inc VAT in charges! If this is not your option then you can choose to arrange an EPC through us, which would completed by our in-house qualified EPC Assessor.
Free Premium Right Move Displays*
Another fantastic FREE product which makes your property stand out from the crowd on Rightmove with extra internal shots available to entice the discerning buyer, this gives you a saving of £150 inc VAT on this product.
Free video tour
Bringing your property to life, this product seamlessly links together images to create a video tour through the property, its surroundings and features additional strap lines for added information.
Live and Interactive Viewings
Currently, Crofts are the only Estate Agent we are aware of who bring properties directly to prospective buyers with live online viewings. The viewings are advertised for a week prior then streamed to an interactive audience live on Facebook - who can watch and ask questions as we make our way through the house. This way of bringing a property to life has already proved successful in generating interest and sales of properties that may have not been discovered via traditional marketing methods.
Property Management & Lettings
Crofts started as a lettings company and has 20 years of experience in this field, Crofts manage portfolios for landlords across the region and have an excellent reputation which often precedes us, with most clients coming to us by recommendation.
Late evening and weekend accompanied viewings
We have extended our services to offer evening and weekend assisted viewings. Our Viewing Assistants are trained employees who will attempt to answer any questions you have about the property and area, providing you with the very best information. Employing Crofts will mean your viewer will have the best chance to see your property at their first convenience.
Properties on Facebook, You tube and Twitter
Crofts have totally embraced social media and feature all our properties on Facebook and Twitter. The first to do this locally, we have gained a great advantage and are pressing ahead with what we think will become the standard form of advertising in the future. Crofts also use Instagram and YouTube to further market our brand and properties.