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Selling your House in Leicester

You are thinking about your next home but the prospect of selling your house can often seem an overwhelming prospect and something that you cannot assure yourself will happen quickly. With the correct information you can prepare and be in a good position to see your house fast. Open House Leicester can guide you and show you how.

We appreciate at Open House Leicester that often you think of selling and then go straight into the process but before you go headlong into it spend some time researching the housing market in your area. You will obviously increase your chances of selling your property quickly if you add it to the market when buyer demand is high. Think about the changes in demand at different times of year too and ensure you give yourself every opportunity to sell your home fast. If it is not the right time to sell and you have time on your hands you can always use this time to fix those little niggly things in your home that never get resolved.

Seasonal trends in the housing market

Spring

  • Usually a good time to sell
  • The housing market in Spring tends to be busy with potential buyers
  • Improving weather, light and possible sunshine will help mood and the look of your home
  • Spring blooms in the garden

Summer

  • People with children like to coincide a new home with the end of the academic year
  • School holidays can cause a delay with buyers with families
  • Try to get your home on the market as early as possible if you have to do it through the summer

Autumn

  • Usually a relatively good time to sell
  • The weather is still good and there are no major holidays to impinge on the transactions
  • Buyers and sellers don’t want to be in limbo over Christmas so try to get your home on the market as early as possible to avoid being in progress through this festive period.

Winter

  • This is considered to be a tougher time to sell
  • Potentially people may start looking once into the New Year and due to light and weather it is a good idea to try to make the most of any features that a winter friendly – wood burning stove, welcoming lighting, homely smells may help.

It is also always worth checking what is happening locally as well as nationally. Speak to your Local Authority  to see if there are any developments in the planning in the areas. Look for plans that may boost the attractiveness of the area, boost house prices in the longer term or improve local amenities such as transport or schools. However, try to avoid selling your home during construction of these projects.

To learn more about what is happening to interest rates, house prices, mortgages and more, you can also:

  • Speak with estate agents
  • Discuss with your networks and with friends and family
  • Read national and local news

If you do not have the flexibility to choose the time of yeat to put your house on the market you may need to think about your price to ensure a quick sale. Buyers tend to get suspicious and try to barter much more if a property has been on the market for an extended period.

Important to Price Accurately

It is imperative that you price your home according to the current market and what it is accurate. It is worth approaching several agents to get valuations for your home. Estate Agents should not charge you for this service. Try to get at least 3 different values for your home but please remember going with the highest valuation does not guarantee the sale. As you go through the process of your valuations it gives you a chance to see how the estate agents interacts with you and get a feel for whether you feel they are the best people to help you sell your home fast. You need to agree an asking price that will appeal to buyers in the current housing market.

Find a Good Estate Agent

Selling a property swiftly takes knowledge of the neighbourhood and good negotiating skills.

When you are choosing the estate agent for you, find out as much as you can about their skills and experiences and also how their fee system works. Ensure you understand the fees that they charge, any commission rate and what type of contract they offer. Obviously you need to know that price tag they recommend for your property but it is also worth asking if they have had experience selling similar properties to yours and did they achieve the advertised price. Do they use other buying portals to ensure your property as widely as possible. Lastly are they affiliated with reputable trade bodies, such as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or National Association of Estate Agents.

Why Choose Us

At Open House Premier Estate Agents in Leicester we aim to take the stress out of selling your house in the Leicester area, get you a good price, and ensure that your property is sold as quickly as possible.

Talk to us if you are putting your property onto the market for the first time or if you are struggling to sell it through another estate agent – we have been known to take properties that have been on the market for over a year with a high street estate agent and sell them within just three weeks.

Leicester’s great value estate agent

If you are looking for an alternative to high street agents that charge high fees for a basic service but don’t want the impersonal service that comes with a purely online agent, then look no further.

Our bespoke service gets impressive results whilst saving you £1,000s. You’ll get a free property appraisal and marketing advice, all aimed at achieving a good price for your property without unnecessary delays.

Local expertise with a national presence

Your dedicated Personal Agent has great local knowledge of the Leicester housing market and is able to attract nationwide interest of serious home buyers searching in the area.

24/7 sales effort

With 93% of home buyers going online to search, you can be confident that the right buyer can find your home as we advertise it on major property portals including Rightmove, Zoopla, Find A Property, and Prime Location.

We complement this with a 24/7 buyer helpline to ensure that you never miss an enquiry.

Full range of services to help sell your house

Selling a property is a challenging task but we can help you with mortgages, EPCs, conveyancing, floorplans, etc.

Contact us today for a FREE market appraisal on 0116 243 7938 or click here for a FREE sales valuation…

We are able to actively help house sellers in the following areas of Leicestershire: