With the summer now firmly behind us, the market is active once again, and we actually find that we currently have far more buyers than we do stock, but predict that there will be a run of properties coming onto the market in the run-up to Christmas. Those who enter the market ahead of this rush are likely to be the winners, as they will be competing with old stock.
Property which is new to market is highly prized over old stock. The first question buyers ask is, “how long has it been on the market?” If nobody else wanted to buy it – why should they? Any agent will tell you that a property is most likely to sell within the first two to three weeks of marketing. That’s when buyers are excited about your property, often leading to a price increase as buyers compete for your property.
So if a move is on the cards, we urge you to consider bringing it forward if at all possible. You can always extend your completion date if need be. But the key in this market is to secure a buyer sooner rather than later.
We would be happy to create a Marketing Plan that really works for you – without obligation – quickly, efficiently and with great care and courtesy for local homeowners over the coming weeks.
So why not call us today, and discover a refreshingly different estate agency? You might just be putting your Christmas tree up in a different house this year!
Neil Newstead FARLA,MNAEA
CEO – Oakfield Estate Agents