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100’s of sellers missing out on 1000’s of buyers

You’d be forgiven for thinking that Rightmove is the most powerful online property portal, but there are other platforms out there capable of putting your property in front of even more buyers. ...

4 reasons why you need to be on the market in December

If you are serious about selling, now is a great time to make your property ‘stand out from the crowd’ and get more attention. Here’s why: ...

At a time of year when thoughts often turn to getting fit or booking holidays, even if you are thinking of moving, it may be tempting to think about waiting until the Spring. But this year in particular it could mean that you might miss out by waiting. Often sellers go into hibernation over the Winter months but buyers certainly don’t! ...

A common problem for many would-be home-movers, and one that we here at Wilkinson Grant & Co very much focus on helping our clients solve. As acquisition agents, with over twenty years experience of helping people search for an acquire their next home, we understand that when it comes to moving simply selling the property is for many people only half of the equation. This otherwise paid-for service is free to our vendor clients helping them search, find and secure their ideal home and less ...

I wish I had a pound for every time I’ve been asked a similar question in my thirty years (or so!) in the West Country property market. Mostly, I believe, people are generally thinking about prices – Are they going up? Are they falling? – Well, after steady rises over the last couple of years, general predictions suggest that locally one might see around five percent growth this coming year. However, It’s the volume of actual sales that more determines the ‘health’ of the housing mar ...

Baby Boomer pensioners set to squeeze first time buyers April’s changes to pensions rules are already resulting in regular calls and visits to our offices from a generation of ‘Baby-Boomers’ looking to shift their pension pots into property – A “win” for them, with better annual returns and opportunity for capital growth. A “win” for property owners looking to sell and possibly even a “win” for tenants, with the prospect of competitive rents and a new breed of caring landl ...

As stock shortage continues to edge-up prices some local hotspots are breaking all records. Lack of quality stock, in some of the most sought-after local addresses, has led to record prices being achieved in recent weeks as strong buyer-demand continues to edge-up prices across most sectors of the market. With the pendulum likely to swing from the current ‘Seller’s Market’ to a post-election landscape of greater buyer choice, we are certainly seeing many local sellers capitalising on ...

Looking back at the local property market in 2014, things pretty much panned-out as we had forecasted at this time last year – with the unexpected bonus of long overdue changes to Stamp Duty serving to boost end of year activity, which has carried on into this New Year. Last year saw the return of “Discretionary Sellers” (‘want-to’ rather than ‘have-to’ home movers) but not to the level we might expect in the second half of 2015. We also saw a year of house price growth of betw ...

Early-year movers most likely to benefit from Stamp Duty savings and stable market. As the festive season comes to an end and before you start thinking about booking that holiday – anyone thinking of moving house this year should start looking sooner rather than later. At this time of year, house price growth slows to a halt, committed sellers have realistic price expectations and with the added bonus of Stamp Duty savings (£4,500 on a £275,000 house) and maybe as much as £480 per yea ...

With minds turning to the festive season, it may be tempting to think that even the most serious would-be Home Buyers go into hibernation! Wrong! If you are serious about selling in the next 12 months – the next couple of months could provide the best chance not only of selling but also of achieving the best price. Here are FOUR very good reasons why we think now is a good time to have your property on the market: 1.Less Competition As you might imagine fewer people put their proper ...