Frequently Asked Questions

We keep our overheads down to a minimum. We do not have the huge costs associated with prime retail outlets as the high street agents do because having one main centralised office in Glasgow City Centre means we can handle the whole sales process more cost effectively. Our estate agents have in-depth knowledge of your neighbourhood and will provide you with an accurate appraisal of your property. We do not need a very expensive high street shop in every area to do this. This is why you save thousands.

We offer a better service than your high street agent. The main difference being price. Our fixed fee is totally transparent and could literally save you thousands of pounds (have a look at the slider on our Home Page and see what savings you can make). There is also no need to enter into any awkward price negotiations as our costs are fixed. This does not mean that we will not be motivated to achieve the best possible price for your property, on the contrary, our business will only grow through complete customer satisfaction. There will be no one more motivated than Boom to achieve this. 

Yes, we offer our clients access to information that was previously only available to surveyors and estate agents via our website. Once you instruct Boom, you will be given a unique client log on number which will give you detailed information on competition, including any price reductions, how long they have been on the market for, what they sold for and how long they took to sell. Our client portal, Streetwise, will also give viewing feedback, marketing statistics and you can see at what stage you are at in the sales process right the way through to completion 24 hours per day.  

You can call us on 0333 900 9089 or you can also register online at www.thepropertyboom.com Our friendly team of experts will guide you through what needs to happen next. We like to keep this process easy to follow. The first step is to register with Boom. We can then arrange a surveyor to complete a home report. The home report will give you an accurate valuation of your property and the surveyors we recommend are all registered with the panel of mortgage lenders. The fee for the home report will need to be paid directly to the surveyor when he calls to arrange an appointment. A Boom representative will then visit you in your home to take property details and professional standard photos. We believe in establishing relationships with our customers and where possible, you will be given our representatives mobile number in order for you to have a voice at the end of the phone day or night. 

There is an assumption on the part of most buyers that their offer should be close to the valuation price as possible. However, some buyers may be willing to offer over that valuation. We are highly motivated to achieve the best possible price for your home as we need great customer feedback and we will only grow our business through referrals from our happy clients. Boom will never give you an over inflated valuation in order to gain your business. We are always honest and fully transparent in everything we do.

No, once the survey is complete, the surveyor can only make factual changes such as house number or postcode. The surveyor is not free to change the valuation. 

Yes, if you are not happy with your first home report, you can instruct as many subsequent reports as you like. Bear in mind, however, that there will be a cost involved.

Generally, the cost of a home report is related to the property value, so the cost of a Home Report will vary according to the value of your home. As the seller, you will pay the surveyor directly for the Home Report. Boom have negotiated special rates with surveyors to ensure that the home reports we provide are the best value for money in the market. Alternatively, you can arrange your own.

We will maximise the exposure your property will get online. We will market on Rightmove, Zoopla, Primelocation and many more but we won’t stop there. Our marketing team, who are trained experts on using social media as a platform for selling property, will also promote your home via all the main social media sites using the highest quality images and video to do so. We take pride knowing that we will do more for our customers in order to exceed their expectations.

Our aim is to have your property listing ready for your approval within 7 working days from your instruction. A visit to your home to take photographs, property details and to sign paperwork will be arranged at a convenient time. A for sale board will be erected only when your property has gone live on all the main property portals.

You’re for sale board is part of our fixed cost. There is no obligation to take a board, however, we do receive many enquiries from buyers via our very distinctive for sale signs.  In order for Boom to progress a sale efficiently, we assess where every enquiry comes from so that we can make informed decisions on what is the best marketing strategy for properties in your area. 

Boom offer a Sole Agency agreement so that you have complete clarity, therefore, your property would only be marketed by Boom for an initial period of 10 months, however, we will work harder than any other agent out there to ensure we achieve the quickest possible sale at a price you are happy with. Also, agents do tend to advertise on the same portals so you really would be better to  advertise solely with Boom

Yes, we establish their chain position and financial arrangements for buying so that we can ensure we have all of the necessary information vendors may want to know.

We will advise you of all offers immediately, and will also forward any offers straight to your nominated solicitor.

This often depends on the other property sales involved in the chain. Other factors include a realistic price expectation, local demand and the competition you're up against. When you sign up with Boom, you will be given a unique client login number which will give you access to information on all your competition. You can discover how long a property has been marketed for, whether the price has been dropped and how much the property sold for. This is all easily viewed in our map section of the client portal.

If you need some truly independent advice on mortgages, insurance or any other aspect of your finances, our partners, Money Privilege can help. With over 20 years of combined experience in the financial industry, you can be certain that you are receiving the highest standard of advice from Money Privilege. It is vital that when you obtain a quotation that your mortgage advisor is completely independent. This will ensure you get the best possible deal available to you. Think carefully before securing other debts against your home. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on a mortgage or any other debt secured on it. Broker Enquiries - The Property Boom is an independent online Estate Agent that acts solely as an introducer to FCA regulated companies. The Property Boom is paid a fee for this service but this does not affect the charges made to any prospective client.

We will sell your property and save you money with our fixed fees and zero commission. We are highly motivated to achieve the best possible price for your property and Boom will exceed your expectations in everything we do. 

Boom cover all of Scotland

Initially for a 10 months period for the agreed fee, but in the unlikely event of not selling within 10 months, you will be in a position to renew for a further 6 months at a cost of £150

*Option 1 is £595 payable in advance.

*Option 2 is £895 deferred for 10 months or until completion of sale – whichever is sooner

*Option 3 is 10 monthly payments of £89.50, or more likely, if we sell your property within the 10 months, the amount outstanding will be payable upon completion of the sale

*Please note, the above costs quoted do not include any additional marketing or services that you may choose to add.

Yes, you can cancel at any time with Boom by either calling or emailing us to advise and paying the amount due.

We think it is, as Rightmove has evidence that 35% more people will click on a premium listing meaning even more people could potentially be looking at your property.

Yes, we have compiled area guides for many areas of Scotland… if there is an area you would like information on that’s not currently there, please email us and we’ll get that to you smile@thepropertyboom.com

At Boom, we thinks it’s prudent to begin marketing your own property first, before making a commitment to buying another.  This should give you more room to negotiate and be much less stressful for you.

It can often be complex to find where to pitch the price for your property, as within a single area, the type/size/condition of property can vary dramatically, especially in more remote and rural areas, that’s why the Home Report places such a vital part to the valuation process.

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Get your completely free and instant online valuation for your property. Just enter your property address below for a detailed valuation or alternatively, contact us to arrange a home visit at your convenience.

We will never over value your property in order to gain your business. You can always trust BOOM to give you an accurate valuation backed up with detailed analysis as proof. Our fees are fixed which means you pay zero commission. For this reason, we will never give you an over inflated valuation as it is detrimental to your property sale. Our team are highly motivated to achieve the best possible price for your property as great customer feedback is essential to us.

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Our client portal ‘Streetwise’ is an online vendor journal that provides a transparent selling process. Get real time updates and feedback from viewers. Spy on the competition from your phone, tablet or computer. See how many properties similar to your own are for sale? How long have they been on the market? Has the price dropped and how many people are looking at your property? Sharing in our local knowledge backed by cutting edge technology – will move you. BOOM… beyond the High Street.

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Excellent Service - my property sold very quickly and I can highly recommend boom without hesitation.

Mr P Henderson