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Why Sellers in Kent Need to Act Now for a Christmas Move

Why Sellers in Kent Need to Act Now for a Christmas Move

Why Sellers in Kent Need to Act Now for a
Christmas Move

A two-minute read.

The summer holidays have ended.

The kids are back to school, and the distractions of Euro
2020 and the Tokyo Olympics have gone.

What have we got to look forward to? Easy, Christmas.

Yes, we know it seems a long way off, but if you’re thinking
of celebrating it in a new home, it’s time to get things sorted.

Here’s why.

Recent research from one of the most respected organisations
in the estate agency industry, Propertymark, highlights the need to get your
selling skates on if a new abode is at the top of your Christmas wish list.

The organisation’s findings show the average time taken from
an offer to exchange is now at 13-16 weeks. This doesn’t consider the period
from when your property goes on the market, and an acceptable offer is made.

A statement from Propertymark’s CEO said the average time
used to be around 6-8 weeks, but the post-pandemic market across the UK and kent
is ‘a very different beast.’

This is due to several factors. Record levels of
transactions, pressure on solicitors, mortgage companies and even overworked removal
firms are slowing the process.

There are just over 15 weeks until turkey time (other
culinary options are available), so speed is of the essence.

Here’s a simple ABC plan to put you on the path to opening
presents in a new home on 25 December.

A) Action
– Take the first steps of calling in three agents to give you a valuation of
your home. Always ask this question of them: How will you go about getting me
the price you say my home is currently worth?

Be ReadyNow is the time to get your house in order, literally and
metaphorically speaking. Do those little maintenance jobs that have been left
for ages. You’d be amazed how off-putting peeling fence paint or missing
cabinet handles are for prospective buyers. And get all your paperwork
organised. You’ll need warranties and receipts ready to help speed up the legal
side of any sale.

CheckWe’re expecting a surge of sellers and buyers looking to
move in the run-up to the festive season, so it’s worth thinking ahead. Call
removal and storage companies for quotes and get dates pencilled in with them.
The good moving companies get booked in advance even when the market isn’t as
busy as it is now.

If you’ve a dream about waking up on Christmas
morning in a new home, get in touch with us on 01634304326 and we’ll help make it
a reality.