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People Move Home Less – How Can Sellers Make The Most Of This?

  26 Apr 2018

While we at Jezzards are keen to accentuate the positives of the UK property market, it is no exaggeration to say that many people are struggling to take the next step, or even their first step, with property. With rising house prices and a lack of affordable homes, many people feel as though they have been priced out of owning property. However, while there is an understandable focus on the difficulties that first-time buyers face, it is fair to say that property owners don’t find it easy to move home. Recent studies show that the number of times a homeowner is expected to move is half the level it was a decade ago.

This research has been carried out by Savills on behalf of BBC News. Prior to the property crash 10 years ago, property owners moved home on average 3.6 times. In the present day, this figure has dropped to 1.8 times. This is a notable fall and the fact that people are moving home less has impacted on many firms and industry sectors.

Property owners face challenges when selling their home

As an example, removal companies likely have less work to compete for due to the drop-off in property moves in the present day. However, our focus is more likely to fall on property owners and the challenges they face in selling home. After all, if people are not buying to move to a new house, property owners have fewer people to sell to, making an already competitive marketplace even more challenging.

It is therefore essential that property owners looking to sell their home take steps to maximise their chances of selling. We believe one of the most important steps a property owner can take when it comes to selling their home is to work with an experienced local estate agent. At Jezzards, we are proud to say we have helped countless clients sell their home, and we are here to help you if this is something that you require.

One way we help homeowners sell their home is create a clear definition of who is most likely to buy the property. When you have a likely buyer in mind, it is easier to promote the property to this type of person and the property can be staged to their needs and requirements too. This is an ideal starting point in selling a home, and some other quick tips to consider when placing your home on the marketplace include:

  • Clean the property to the best standard, hiring a professional if you must
  • Declutter the property, creating more space and removing your personal matters
  • Capture high-quality images and video footage of the property
  • Ensure the outside of the property matches the lofty standards of the inside of the property
  • Every room in the property should have a purpose
  • Ensure that the property is priced effectively

Pricing the property effectively is crucial, and this is something that we can assist with. Not only do we know the average local prices, we know why these properties are priced in such a manner, and we will help you to price your property in the best manner.

Property owners may find it difficult to sell their home but at Jezzards, we are always here to help. If you would like assistance from a property specialist, get in touch with us on 03330 433 633 and we will do what we can to help you sell your property.


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