How Can I Sell My Property on RealEstateGuru?
For property agent’s, you MUST first be registered and have an account on our website in order to list your property(
For retail clients and individuals looking to sell their property here, simply contact us or email details of the property to the email address property[@]realestateguru.co.ke and one of our appointed agents will contact you.
What should I prepare before I list a property?
It’s always good practice to prepare the following before listing a property:
- Relevant property documents. This should include relevant ownership documents (relevant documents of the owner, title to the property), records of property taxes (ground rent and rates)
- A good portfolio of photos of the property. This is particularly true for furnished rental properties.
- Short descriptions of the property (as regards size, facilities, access to mains utilities, property tenure and so on).
For property sales, if you have past or current valuation reports, it would be important to avail these as well.
Which property agent shall be assigned to sell, rent or act as your buyer's representative?
The default agency for all property transactions is Midas Capital Group Limited.
A seller, buyer or landlord may also nominate their preferred property agent listing properties from among any of the registered property agents on our website who they may prefer to work with.
Must I register on this website in order for me to list a property for sale or rent?
The requirement for registration is only mandatory for property agents.
For individual property owners who would wish to have their property listed, you may contact the default property agent for this website on 0720428928 or on 0202350000; or otherwise, direct your queries directly via email to property[@]realestateguru.co.ke.
What documentation is required to facilitate the letting of property?
Landlords must provide proof of ownership and must sign the authority to lease the property. In addition, they will also be required to provide a draft tenancy lease agreement along with the standard identification documents, mains supply details for both water and electricity and banking details.
For the purpose of showing the property, the owner of the property shall also provide access to the property to be determined at the time of providing authority to let the premises.
What happens to a listed property once it has been sold or withdrawn?
Once sold or rented, the registered agent who had listed the property can proceed to mark the property as sold and to archive the listing.
In the alternative, the agent can request to have the property archived by sending an email with the reference details of the listing to property[at]realestateguru.co.ke
What marketing channels are available besides listing here?
All properties listed on this website are marketed directly on our social media pages.
Prospective agents and sellers have the added advantage of taking out paid advertisements and targeted on social media networks to enhance their marketing effort through targeted campaigns and direct marketing to our listed clients.
Agents can contact property[at]realestateguru.co.ke for more details.
Is it mandatory for all properties for sale to be valued before listing?
Not at all. It would be ideal and highly recommended to have a professional valuer assess the property and complete a valuation in advance of the proposed sale. However, this is not a requirement. Instead, a fair assessment of the property’s open market value can be ascertained from data of current and previous sales values in the same market for similar properties.
It is obviously important to ensure that you offer your property at a price that is indicative of its open market value to meet with both your expectations and those of the market.
What documentation is required to facilitate the transfer of property?
We encourage both sellers and buyers to understand the processes involved in property transfers. To this end, we have developed a property market advisory series in our blog.
In particular, we encourage you to read the articles here:
- Buying Property in Kenya: Transfer & Registration Process Part 1
- Transfer & Registration of Property in Kenya Part 2
It is also important to understand the regulations that govern interactions between sellers, buyers and property agents, specifically with regard to the scale of agents fees as prescribed in law and respective roles in the transfer process.
All properties listed here are only approved upon proof that a seller or buyer has contracted the relevant property agent and provided them with the authority to represent them in soliciting for a buyer, seller or renter.