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Where have all the Properties Gone?

Thursday, 25th February 2010

Categories: Sales Market Analysis Selling Tips Property Prices

Author: Peter Barry

If you are currently looking to buy a property in the area you will have noticed that there is very little around to choose from. Buyer demand is still extremely strong and there is only a trickle of new properties coming on to the market. This combination of factors should ensure that prices remain strong over the next few months.

This is good news if you are planning a move overseas or to a less buoyant part of the country but it presents problems to those planning a more typical move; scaling up or down within the same general area.

We receive dozens of calls each day from people looking to buy within the area and many of them are from people that also have a property to sell. When we ask what they have done so far about selling their property we are increasingly being told that they are waiting to find something to buy first? This may seem like a sensible approach but it is one that can put you at a disadvantage later.

What happens when the market changes as it is expected to do in the spring? Suddenly there are more houses on the market as people that have been waiting for the peak selling season. Those buyers that have a property to sell may find themselves at the back of the queue as others that are already under offer snap up the best properties.

There is an answer to this conundrum. Some time back we came up with a way of selling property that is designed to give you the best of both worlds. We call it our “Low Key” service. It starts with us valuing your property and producing the details but rather than market it in the traditional way with a board, newspaper advertising and general circulation we hold it discreetly on a low key basis and allow only specially selected buyers to view it with the clear understanding that you will not sell unless you find the right property to buy. Should you find a property to buy sooner than expected we are ready to “gear up” the marketing at short notice, a solution that lets you buy and sell on your own terms without pressure.

If you would like more information on our low key service please do not hesitate to contact us.