13 October 2010

Property specialists Move with Us have announced that, to stand a chance of selling before Christmas, to list your house on market by 14 October.
After analysing the sales of over 4,200 corporate properties during 2010 Move with Us have calculated that the average days to sell in the current market stands at 72. With Christmas quickly approaching home movers would need to list their house by 14 October to stand any chance of moving before the festive period.

To help home owners prepare for sale, Move with Us have shared a few tips, which will help to achieve the best price and a quicker sale:

• Pick the right agent, who will correctly value your home and provide supporting evidence
• Get legally prepared, early – order your required Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) without delay to speed up the sale
• Make your home as visually attractive as possible, both internally and externally
• Be as helpful as possible to prospective buyers by answering their questions and making them feel at home

Robin King, Move with Us Director, commented: “We are approaching the time where people begin their Christmas shopping, and the housing market is no different. Getting your house on market before the 14 October gives you a chance to complete the sale before Christmas arrives. This is a fantastic opportunity for many home sellers, as there are a number of buyers also looking for a quick purchase and completion before the year is up.”







Statistics obtained from over 4,200 corporate sales achieved by Move with Us, and associated partners, during 2010. Key figures include:

• Average sold price - £132,368
• Average days to sell - 72
• 95% of target price achieved

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