Traditionally the turn of a New Year brings an influx of new properties to the residential sales market, however, if you want to capitalise on the Governments stamp duty holiday, November, and at the latest December, are the months to consider marketing.
In a recent article published by Zoopla, shows that 92% of all sales agreed in November typically complete by the end of March the following year. This figures decreases as the months roll on.
However, this year is not your typical year and the sales pipeline is 50% bigger than it was a year ago, which is creating pressure on all concerned.
Our tips to get ahead would be;
- Start talking to your agent now. In addition, ask them who they would recommend as a conveyancer – they are best placed to know who is able to move quickly and efficiently.
- Have you spoken to a mortgage broker if you need one? Again, speak to your agent, they will be able to recommend one for you.
- Take a look at our tips on getting ahead and minimising stress levels.
- If you are looking to buy a property, we recommend you also register with the local agents in the area you wish to purchase in, there are some properties which never make it on to the likes of Rightmove and Zoopla.
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