Nine times out of ten, where is the first place a potential buyer will see…
Many people whose property is on the market now would ideally like to move by Christmas, yet only those who are prepared to price realistically to reflect the current market are likely to be successful.
Buyers who are currently active in the market are now getting increasingly keen to move before the end of the year and we have recently noticed a significant ramping- up of activity.
Despite this increase in activity, your choice of agent is paramount as too many agents are currently making rash promises, and yes, they are failing their clients! If you are selling, beware of the agent who tries to flatter you with promises of an inflated price, or entices you with a commission rate so low (sometimes with hidden charges) that they cannot provide a decent level of service.
Whilst the market is in fact quite stable, buyers do have a choice. Buyers buy by comparison, and they will always buy the property that offers them the best value in relation to alternatives available nearby.
So, don’t fall into the trap of assuming that because your property is slightly wider than the one on the market next door, or because it has a bigger garden, that you should always quote a higher asking price. After all, if next door has not sold then this is not a proven figure. Likewise, if your house is similar to next door, then you should look to be competitive if you want to achieve the right sale.
If you’d like to sell, the rule of thumb for this market is to choose a strong, independent, locally-based agent, listen to their advice, and quote a competitive asking price. With the wind behind you, you might just be in your new home by Christmas. Please feel free to call Melksham’s Top Selling Agent on 01225 707342 for a confidential no-obligation chat.