How to use the Offr Button
Step 1: Create an account
If you are on the Estate Agent's website tap the Offr button on the bottom right of the page. This will launch the Offr panel. Once open click the person icon in the top right corner. Follow the simple instructions to set up your account.
Book a Viewing
Offr allows a quick and convenient alternative to arranging viewings. Using the calendar, book an open or private viewing, with a single click. You will receive a Google/Outlook calendar invite plus reminders, by email.
Step 1: Tap the Offr button on the Agent’s website
Step 2: Click View
Step 3: Click Book to confirm attendance at the advertised Open Viewing.
Step 4: If there is no Open Viewing advertised, click Request Viewing to send a request to the agent for a private appointment.
Step 5: Check your email for confirmation. You can also manage your viewings in MyOffr.
Step 6: To cancel, click the Cancel buttons in Viewings, or in MyOffr.
Access Legal Documents
In some cases the vendor’s solicitor will have uploaded a draft Contract for Sale plus copy of title deeds. This will allow buyers carry out early due diligence on the property. Once the offer is accepted and where the legal pack is available, the time to exchange of contracts will happen much quicker.
Step 1: Tap the Offr button and Click Legal in the Offr panel. If the vendor’s solicitor has uploaded the legal documents, you can download them individually or click Download All.
Step 2: At this point your solicitor can also register and download the Legal Documents.
Make an Offer
Submitting an offer couldn’t be easier. Among the benefits is the security of knowing that other buyers are genuine. Once you make an offer, you will be notified of all subsequent offers.
Step 1: Click Buy in the Offr panel and follow the instructions to upload the required documents.
Step 2: Check for your approval email from the agent. Click on the link provided in the email to place an offer.
Step 3: Click on Buy to confirm your conditions, and securely, Submit offer.
Step 4: Check for an email from the agent confirming your offer.
Step 5: You will be notified of all other subsequent offers from other interested parties.
If your offer is accepted, you and your solicitor will be taken through the sale agreed process to contract exchange and ultimately completion, as quickly as possible.
Step 1: Check for email confirming acceptance and terms of offer and what to do next.
Step 2: Click the link provided to pay the booking deposit to the agent via Stripe. Payments can be made by credit card or SEPA. Alternatively you can pay it through the Offr panel.
Step 3: Follow the instructions and provide your solicitor's details.
Step 4: An email will be sent to your solicitor, confirming the terms of the sale and a link to download the Contract and legal documents.
Offr’s secure, encrypted ‘conveyance room’ provide solicitors with a safe and convenient way to share documents and exchange key correspondence. They can quickly agree a final form of contract and approve the signing and exchange. If required, Offr provides the facility to execute contracts using DocuSign, where time is of the essence or one or more parties may be abroad.
Step 1: Your solicitor downloads the legal pack of documents for review and uploads the pre-contract enquiries.
Step 2: Vendor’s solicitor uploads replies, which can then be downloaded by your solicitor.
Step 3: Process repeats until an agreed form of contract is in place.
Step 4: Where obtaining a mortgage, a bank valuation is carried out. The Loan Offer is then issued to your solicitor by the bank.
Step 5: Contracts are signed in the traditional manner in the solicitors’ offices. Where time is of the essence or individuals are based abroad, Docusign is available.
Step 6: Your solicitor transfers the balance of the 10% deposit to the vendor’s solicitor.
Once the Deed of Conveyance is approved by the seller's solicitor, your solicitor will contact your mortgage provider to request the approved loan cheque. This is the remaining balance of the purchase price. It is paid to the seller's solicitor and all documentation, and keys to the premises are handed over to your solicitor.