This deceptively large family home, located in a sought after road in Hook Village had a Sale Agreed by Mackenzie Smith in just four days of coming to the market, proving that homes in desirable locations are snapped up quickly when priced correctly.

The purchaser was able to make the offer straight away and secure an agreement as they had recently accepted an offer for their property which had also been on the market with Mackenzie Smith.

“It’s a common concern of vendors at the moment who are considering selling their property, that if they go to market to secure a buyer they will be left vulnerable as there is minimal stock for them to choose from. This results in many vendors waiting until a suitable property comes to market first. This strategy largely results in disappointment and frustration because when a suitable property does come to market, there are other buyers who are more advanced in the process meaning that they are the ones to secure the property, leaving anyone who has not yet gone to market in the background.” Commented Simon Dredge of Mackenzie Smith

Having the house for sale whilst looking for a property can move things along much more quickly and make you a more appealing purchaser.

Simon continues“Simply because there is so little supply, buyers are on the whole happy that they have secured a property over anyone else and therefore content to wait for the vendor to find. It is imperative in this market that an agent must thoroughly consider not only the correct price, but the right buyer for their client. In most cases, a buyer who can offer flexible time scales is favourable.”

“This was the case with our client’s who are buying Woodside. They took our advice to go to market, and we agreed a sale on their house at the right price with a buyer who could offer flexibility. Their buyer was delighted in the knowledge that they had secured their dream house over an abundance of other buyers. Our vendors were delighted in the knowledge that they had sold their house for a good price to a committed buyer who would not apply any pressure, therefore giving them time to find their dream house. When Woodside came to market, our vendors were in an optimum position to act on it, and consequently secured it.”

Being in a prepared position pays off; the purchasers who were wisely on the market agreed a sale on their home, and then Woodside, which was even more perfect for them than the last house they had tried to purchase, came to the market. The owner of Woodside was only willing to accept offers from people who had their property on the market, a clear sign of serious intention, and the purchasers were in an excellent position to make a strong offer.

Available on the market at 10am on a Monday morning, the team at Hook contacted suitable applicants on their books straight away. The purchaser arranged their first viewing at 11am the same day. Following the initial viewing, which went very well, the purchaser confirmed their serious interest and booked their second viewing for later that day. The offer was made the following day and accepted on the Thursday, an excellent result for all involved.

The simple moral of the story is; if you are seriously looking to move to a new home, you should be seriously considering putting your house on the market to put you in the best position to buy. 

If you are interested in buying or selling property in one of our office localities why not register your requirements with us, click here to register. We can observe a shorter time on market for our clients due to our straightforward and knowledgeable advice, understanding of our client’s priorities, proactive marketing and keen negotiation skills; contact your branch to find out how we can help you sell your home.

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