Sell before you buy - 25/08/21

Rightmove has published its most recent House Price Index, showing that the low levels of stock available across the country has continued throughout July.

The new data from Rightmove shows the average number of days from listing to SSTC on newly listed properties was at a continued low of 35 days for Yorkshire and the Humber during July.

With limited stock on the market and short listing times, being prepared to move quickly will be one of your biggest advantages when it comes to buying a new property.

Due to the limited volume of stock on the market, the competition for properties has increased. Selling before you buy can put you in the best position to secure your ideal home and reduce your risk of losing out to another buyer who is already prepared to move.

Tim Bannister, Rightmove’s Director of Property Data, said: “Sell before you buy is a successful tactic in fast-moving markets, especially the current one where any new listings popular in both specification and location are selling in days rather than weeks.

“Having operated in a very fast-moving market for over a year now, estate agents know the best tactics to secure the best properties, so it’s well worth sounding them out with a discussion on selling before buying.”

At Robert Watts, our experienced sales teams are here to help you with your property journey, alongside a dedicated service team who are available to answer questions and concerns 24/7. 

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