Darvill Estate Agents
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Selling your property?

For property advice, help and support on selling your home please use the links below.

Selling your property

Choosing Darvill Estate Agents and arranging a valuation

Selling your home can be a very stressful experience, particularly if this is your first time. The best way to minimise the pressure is to employ the services of an experienced and professional local estate agent such as Darvill Estate Agents. We pride ourselves on the level of service we offer to our clients, we understand that the prossess can be overwhelming and we are here to guide you through with ease.

Having worked in the local area for over 25 years we can offer the best advice to market your property using the following:

  • A good easy to use website.
  • Exposure on the top property search websites, such as Primelocation and findaproperty.com.
  • National and local advertising opportunities.
  • High quality property details including multiple photographs and floorplans.
  • A wide network of contacts, generating fresh property enquiries daily.

Please visit us at our office to discuss the best marketing plan for your property, look at the presentation of your property and see evidence of comparable properties which have recently sold in your area.

When you choose Darvill Estate Agents you’re choosing a professional, friendly and thorough service. We invest a great deal in proactively marketing your property through our advertising in windows, newspapers and on various internet property portals. Our fees have been designed to offer real value for money and if we don’t sell your home, we don’t charge you anything – not even for any advertising and marketing that we’ve done (unless agreed otherwise in writing).  

Please remember when selecting your agent, don't automatically opt for the one that supplies you with the highest valuation – this may just be a tactic to get your business. There is no point in putting your property on the market at a potentially unobtainable price, only to have to reduce the price further down the line. This can waste time and money.

From the moment you instruct Darvill Estate Agents you’ll be kept informed about your options, your legal and financial responsibilities, any potential buyers and how the whole process is moving along. We’ll arrange all viewings, give feedback and shall stay in regular touch with you and the legal teams on both sides.

When we carry out an evaluation on your home, we’ll advise you of the best price to ask to attract serious buyers. Our local market knowledge means we can reliably estimate what will sell, where and for what price. It also means we can advise you about what offers are reasonable to expect and accept.


We have invested heavily in the latest computerised processes and technology to help us provide an even better service. These include our new computerised database, which matches potential buyers with suitable properties at the touch of a button and our new emailing service for all properties.

We’re using technology to make the most of our advertising too. As well as our own company website, we market all properties to a worldwide audience through the leading national portal www.rightmove.co.uk so, no matter where your buyer lives, they’ll be able to find your home.

Proud to stand alone

Darvill Estate Agents is a completely independent estate agency which has no financial ties with any bank or building society. We believe independent advice is crucial when buying or selling a home. We can happily put you in contact with many other independent financial advisors, surveyors, insurance brokers, solicitors, removal companies and tradesmen who can help you with your move.

Costs and fees

Fees differ from agent to agent and they also depend on the level of service you need. At Darvill Estate Agents we tailor our fees to ensure they are highly competitive, while ensuring a service of the highest standard. Choosing the agent that offers the lowest fees isn't necessarily the best option, as you may receive a poor level of service. Your Darvill Estate Agents agent will discuss fees with you in detail.

If you are selling your property, you should budget for the following costs. There will be additional costs to consider if you are buying a property, too. See Buying a property for more information.

  • Estate agents fees: based on an average 1.5% plus VAT of the price achieved for the property
  • Conveyancing fees
  • EPC fee
  • Removal costs
  • Contingency fund

EPCs for sales properties

If you are selling your property, you must commission an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). Here at Darvill Estate Agents we will be happy to organise this for you. An EPC tells you and the prospective buyer how energy efficient your property is; the impact the property has on the environment and includes recommendations on ways to improve the property's energy efficiency.

You can start marketing your property before the EPC is ready, but it must be made available and added to all marketing material within 28 days. It normally takes two to three days for an EPC to be delivered once you've placed the order.
EPCs can only be produced by accredited Domestic Energy Assessors.