26 November 2010

The best way to prepare for the New Year is to get your house valued and on the market now. Property sales traditionally rise between January and March each year, as more properties return to the market. Land registry data shows that house sales increased by 15,347 from January to March in 2010. 35,695 homes were sold in January, with 51,042 sold in March, as more homes went up for sale and buyers returned to the market after Christmas.

This means more competition for properties as 2011 progresses. To combat this home sellers are being urged to enlist an accredited estate agent to perform an accurate valuation before Christmas, therefore placing themselves in the best position for a sale.

There are a number of online valuation tools available to give an insight into the value of property. These should be supported by a visit from an accredited local estate agent, who will be experienced in valuations and understanding the property market.

Robin King, Move with Us Director commented: “Preparing your property for market at an early stage puts you in the strongest position when it comes to finding your next property. You should look the ways you can differentiate yourself from other movers, and an accurate initial valuation puts you in a great starting position. We are currently seeing properties take an average of 105 days to sell. Therefore, getting your home valued now allows you to beat the New Year rush and make your house stand out from the competition.”

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