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Thinking of moving? Christmas Is Coming

11 months ago
Thinking of moving? Christmas Is Coming

No, we are not losing our senses! but in
property terms if you are thinking of selling and want to start the New Year
with a new horizon then now is the time that you need to be listing your house
for sale.
Looking at the data from our last 20 sales,
it is taking an average of 82 days for a property to exchange contracts after
being placed in the hands of solicitors. 
The time changes of course depending if the property is freehold,
leasehold and depends too on whether the buyer is a cash buyer or is getting
mortgage finance, but all things considered you need to allow nearly three
months to get a property from offer agreed to sale complete.
The consideration before you even reach
that stage though is of course, the marketing of the property. 
Properties clearly can have different
levels of marketing exposure and time before finding a buyer.  What we are finding is that properties that
are valued with experience of previous sold comparables and have a clear
marketing strategy are still getting under offer very quickly.
Michael Bolger, Area Sales Manager,
comments on how we can help facilitate your moving ambitions:
“If you are looking at moving and want to
start the New Year with a move or at least have one in the pipeline, now is the
time to be engaging your estate agent and for you to be looking to get
everything aligned.
“Depending if you are selling freehold or
leasehold you need to garner some critical information for the property, and
this knowledge and how the agent can transfer it to interested parties can
really help fashion a sale for you.
“On pricing you really want to consider how
you are going to achieve momentum to the marketing which will enable you to
achieve a sale, as opposed to being on the market and just ‘hoping’ something
will happen.
“We are acutely aware over how this period
of the year shapes up, so if you just a want a discussion over what may or may
not work for you, I would be delighted to assist.

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