Make your move – why you should sell now


In these unprecedented times, it now only takes an incredible 45 days on average to sell a home. As a result, more sellers are able to achieve a good price for their homes with distinctly more buyers than there are properties to sell..

By Raman Sandhu

Average asking prices have also risen in reaction to this sudden demand for new homes. Up and down the country, all regions have seen a marked change in house prices. The new national average price of a home in Britain is now £333,500.

In order to be in an optimum proceedable buying position, many people are selling quickly and generating huge demand in the rental market. Asking prices outside London seem to be rising consistently whereas with working from home becoming the norm, rental prices in the capital have dropped.

Family homes with three bedrooms or more are the most sought-after properties. So if you have been thinking about moving for some time, we’d suggest placing your property with us now as the market is currently in your favour. Having your own property up for sale places you in a much stronger position for when you find your new abode and want to beat any competition.

Mortgage lenders are also offering competitive low-deposit loans and first-time buyers still do not have to pay any SDLT on the first £300,000 of a property. If you require a mortgage, we would encourage you to undertake some research into what is available to you and get a mortgage in principle. Thereafter, begin viewing potential homes with your mortgage in principle in place and you will appear organised and serious as you have your finances.

Don’t get left behind and make the most of this buoyant market – if you would like a free valuation of your home, please contact us at info@birdhousesurrey.co.uk or drop us a call at 0208 773 7730.