Property Market Comment

Now’s the time to act

The summer holidays are behind you and it’s now downhill to Christmas (sorry to use the ‘C’ word when you’ve only just got over getting the children back to school or returned to work after a well-earned break).

With only four months to go, now is the time to take action if you want to find and secure your new home before everyone packs up for the festive season.  And if you need to sell in order to buy, then time is of the essence!

According to Rightmove, the average time from agreeing a sale to completion is currently 13 weeks, with eight weeks being the average time to secure a buyer.

If you have yet to come to the market, not only does this need to become an urgent priority, but you also need to ensure you’re instructing the right agent, as you’ll need to find a buyer quicker than average to be able to move in before Christmas.

That said, it’s important not to rush into any hasty decisions – look before you leap!  Make sure any offer you accept is genuine and can be verified; don’t necessarily just go with the highest figure – either agent’s market appraisal or buyer’s offer.

At the same time, you need to be actively searching for your new house and making sure that you have the necessary finances in place.  Again, it takes time to find the right property, agree an offer, have a survey done, get your mortgage approved, respond to points from your solicitor, exchange and complete on your new home.

You don’t want to rush into a hasty decision, which could turn into a costly mistake just because you are in a hurry to move this year.  Consider using a buyer’s agent to help take the time, effort and stress off your shoulders.  We can’t necessarily conjure up miracles, but we can help you make reasoned and well-informed decisions.

So much to do and so little time!  Be careful and weigh up your options, but don’t be scared of making decisions.  If you want to move, commit to getting involved in the market; and talk with the professionals.

We are here to help.

What will a Stacks buying agent in Berkshire East and Buckinghamshire South do for you?

Professional Expertise

We’ll talk with you about how you want to live, the demands of your work, and your plans. We’ll establish what you need from your next home… and why.

Finding a Property

We’ll scour the market, bend the ears of our contacts, and hound the estate agents. We’ll leave no stone unturned to find the right home for you.

Saving you Money

We’ll haggle hard and bring all that we’ve discovered to bear to agree the best terms on your behalf. Our clients enjoy preferred bidder status with estate agents. 

Trouble Free Completion

We’ll problem-bust, tackle obstacles, arrange surveys, and liaise with planners. A myriad of issues can raise their head at this point… we’ll deal with them all for you.

Call Nick to discuss what you are looking for.
Tel: 01628 777991

How We Do It

“You showed fantastic attention to detail, anticipated all eventualities, and provided timely and practical help and guidance every step of the way.  Above all, you supported me in making my own considered decisions, and I am so grateful to you for all your help in getting me to where I am now!”

“We firmly believe that without Rachel and her skilled negotiation we would not have secured the property.”

“We felt they genuinely wanted to help.”

“Stacks’ performance on this assignment has been absolutely outstanding and more than met my expectations. Her understanding of the brief and the ‘after-find’ service set a standard of professionalism that I have not met before.”

“It is not often that one is pleased to part with money but I can truthfully say that I am on this occasion. You have earned every penny of this cheque and what is more, you have done it with great courtesy and good humour. It has been very pleasant working with you. You really did take most of the stress out of our house hunting.”

“Encouraging me to think creatively about what could work for me.”

“Finding a plot not yet on the market and persuading the developer to enter into an exclusive contract with me to build to my specification.

“I was impressed by the efficient, kind and courteous service provided by Stacks”

“Stacks were a tremendous help and we would never have found our home without them. She is a lovely person with a great sense of humour which was essential during some of our tricky negotiations

“You gave a much-valued ‘younger’ perspective on our situation, which was a real asset”

“We found the service extremely helpful and professional at all times”

“I have been delighted with the service I have received from Stacks and will not hesitate to recommend Stacks in the future.”

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