Act now to secure your move in 2018
Tue 02 Jan 2018
Green & Company is urging homeowners looking to move in 2018 to act now and take advantage of the busy new year period to help secure their sale.
Paul Ivens, director at Green & Company, which has ten local sales offices and celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, says January is the perfect time to list a property for sale – despite what some homeowners still believe.
He said: “The start of a new year is always a popular time for people to think about moving, but too often people sit on the decision. This year more than ever the sensible decision is to get your home listed for sale sooner rather than later.
“The local property remains strong and there is plenty of demand from local buyers, we saw that in the last few months of 2017 in particular. Many sellers still wait to assess the market in January and February but if you wait until the traditional new year period is over to list your home you will miss out on potential buyers, which could impact your chances of selling or the price you can achieve. The busiest time of the year for online portals like Rightmove is between Christmas and New Year and those high volumes of traffic always continue into January when people go back to work.
“Our advice is always get yourself in a position to list your property for sale, even if you aren’t quite ready to do so. That means getting a market appraisal and valuation from experienced local estate agencies and making a decision on your chosen agency so they can prepare the paperwork.
“We’ve also introduced a free, instant online valuation service to make it easier for sellers to understand what their house could be worth. If you want to proceed, we can do the rest - it couldn’t be easier.
“And don’t forget that with a trusted high street agent like Green & Company, you can benefit from no sale, no charge options – unlike many online agents which charge the entire fee up front, whether they sell the property or not.”
To book a free valuation and understand how Green & Company can support you right up until completion to help sell your home, call 0121 296 1400 or visit www.green-property.com.