Christmas is getting Rayleigh close now?
The housing market is never a predictable one, but what we can safely say
each year at this time as summer heat recedes, is that many home sellers
choose September, as they want to be in their new property by Christmas.
It’s only in soap operas and sitcoms where boxes are packed one night and
the new tenants of the Queen Vic or Rover’s Return are in situ the next day,
but real life property selling doesn’t mimic art.
So with the clock ticking its annual countdown to Christmas, what do you
need to do if you want to be ensconced in your new home before you can say
“Why are there only orange and strawberry creams left in this tub?”
Step One: get in touch with us. Make an informal appointment time to meet
so we can discuss your plans and your timescales. You choose the date and
time for your convenience.
you can book a time and date into our live diary here –
Step Two: meet and greet us. We don’t turn up with contracts, tape measures
and cameras to coerce you into selling there and then. Time though is at a
premium and it’s important to act quickly if you want Boxing Day to be
unboxing day. We have zero week contracts and achieve 99.4% of an agreed
asking price. We don’t get paid either until you exchange and complete which
makes us super-motivated!
Step Three: prepare for viewings. We can’t overstate this enough. When your
house is on the market with Nest in Essex (or another estate agent), you’ve
got a launch with premium photography, prominent listings on our website,
social media channels, Rightmove and Zoopla, as well as copy crafted by our
own professional writer. Your property will attract maximum attention and the
first fortnight is crucial in any sale – and particularly one where you’re planning
to jump doorsteps before Christmas. Prepare for viewings. Keep your family
in a state of alert so that when we ring you, you don’t have to delay because
you need to give the property a full day of cleaning. Be prepared – like that
goat in “Hoodwinked.”
Step Four: wait for offers. If your house is presented well in marketing terms
and priced accurately, it will sell. The cheapest estate agent remember is the
one who gets the most money for your property. If your Rayleigh home is
valued by us at £400,000, statistically you’re likely to achieve a sale price of
£397,600 or even more with Nest.
Step Five: instruct a conveyancing team. There’s a reason why new
developments particularly encourage you to instruct solicitors early on – they
want you to complete as they have time-defined targets – that may be as
if you dont plan on selling this side of Christmas, why not give our valuation tool a try and get a rough estimate of your valuation – Valuation tool – click here
short as six weeks. That timescale is possible if you tick every box to make
the sale work. You may not manage six weeks, eight weeks, but ten weeks is
eminently possible and that will leave you with plenty of time to move in to
your new address, Quality Street possibly, just in time for Christmas, to eat all
except the orange and strawberry creams.
If you would like any more advice on buying or selling at this time of year, or
in the future, Nest in Essex are here to help you.