The summer holidays have ended, the kids are back to school and Christmas seems a long way off but if you are looking to move before the festive season – it’s time to get your skates on!
Recent research from Propertymark, one of the most respected organisations in the estate agency industry, highlights the need to get things moving now if a new abode is at the top of your Christmas “wish list”.
The organisation’s findings show the average time taken from an offer to exchange is now at 13-16 weeks – and this doesn’t take into account the period from when your property goes on the market and an acceptable offer is made.
A statement from Propertymark CEO, Nathan Emerson, said the average time used to be around 6-8 weeks, but the post-pandemic market across the UK is ‘a very different beast.’
The reasons are numerous. Record levels of transactions, pressure on solicitors, mortgage companies and even overworked removal firms are slowing the process.
At Wilkinson Grant & Co we have a dedicated team focussed on helping accelerate the entire sale process from start to finish to make things happen quickly and smoothly.
There are just over 15 weeks until turkey time (other culinary options are available), so if you are looking to be settled in your new home in time to get the decorations up, speed is of the essence.
So, if you have a property to sell in the Exeter, Teignbridge, Exe Valley or East Devon area Here’s a simple ‘ABC’ plan to put you on the path to opening presents in a new home on 25 December.
- Action – Take the first step and call Wilkinson Grant & Co. We’ll not only show you a plan to get you moved in time but one that’s focussed on getting you the best price, with the minimum of fuss and help you find and secure your next home.
- Be Ready – Now is the time to get your house in order, literally and metaphorically speaking. Do those little maintenance jobs that have been left for ages. You’d be amazed how off-putting peeling fence paint or missing cabinet handles are for prospective buyers. And get all your paperwork organised. You’ll need warranties and receipts ready to help speed up the legal side of any sale. Don’t be daunted by the prospect – we can help make it easier with practical advice and assistance and with trusted contractors and helpful solicitors.
- Check – We already have a huge database of buyers in a position to move promptly and we’re expecting an even greater surge of sellers and buyers looking to move in the run-up to the festive season, so it’s worth thinking ahead. Call removal and storage companies for quotes and get dates pencilled in with them. The good moving companies get booked in advance even when the market isn’t as busy as it is now.
If you have a dream about waking up on Christmas morning in a new home, get in touch with us on 01392427500 and we’ll help make it a reality.