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How To Connect With Buyers In Housing Market

October 4th 2021
By: Intercounty
How To Connect With Buyers In Housing Market

With the stamp duty holiday tapering off, many buyers are concerned about the level of activity in the market, and whether they can sell their home in the near future.

At Intercounty, we are local housing market specialists, and we are here to ensure you connect with buyers. We know the Sawbridgeworth market well, we know what buyers want, and we know what buyers dislike. We are here to ensure you connect positively in the market.

How are house prices in Sawbridgeworth?

According to Rightmove, as of the end of September 2021, house prices in Sawbridgeworth are as follows;

Properties in Sawbridgeworth had an overall average price of £428,599 over the last year.

The majority of sales in Sawbridgeworth during the last year were semi-detached properties, selling for an average price of £443,148. Detached properties sold for an average of £669,282, with terraced properties fetching £345,978.

Overall, sold prices in Sawbridgeworth over the last year were 1% down on the previous year and 6% up on the 2017 peak of £403,821.”

With significant demand for property right now, this is still a great time for homeowners to place their house on the market. If you are looking to connect with buyers, and want to enjoy the best return on your investment, we are here to assist you.

Of course, even with high demand in the property market, not all buyers are willing to make an offer. There are reasons why a buyer might decide against making an offer on a home.

Why Prospective Buyers Don’t Make An Offer

A poll conducted by broker First Mortgage examines the key reasons prospective buyers walk away from a property deal, with 80 per cent of Brits saying they are picky.

Top 10 reasons for not making an offer on a home

1. Noisy neighbours – 47%

2. Loud area – 45%

3. By a main road – 44%

4. Thin internal walls – 43%

5. Near an airport – 41%

6. Hard to park nearby – 40%

7. Lack of storage options – 38%

8. Ceilings being too low – 35%

9. Steep stairs – 34%

10. Poor Wi-Fi – 33%

David McGrail, compliance director of First Mortgage, said: “When looking for a home, it is important to envisage what it is like to live there 365 days a year, if a dog in the neighbourhood is barking every day nonstop, this could become an issue. A property is likely to be the most expensive single purchase you ever make, being picky is essential. When considering where to live it is important to be switched onto the various factors that could affect your finances as well as your happiness in the home. A few chips on the paintwork isn’t the be-all and end-all, however structural issues could even result in a mortgage being denied.”

At Intercounty, we want to help you avoid this situation, and we will do everything we can to ensure you present your property in the best possible light. In doing so, this increases the chances of prospective buyers making a suitable offer for your home.

For property enquiries in Sawbridgeworth, please feel free to call us on 01279 600333 or why not email us at sawbridgeworth@intercounty.co.uk. With considerable experience in the local market, and free valuation services, we look forward to helping you move.