1 in 10 homes currently selling within a fortnight  1 in 10 homes currently selling within a fortnight 

1 in 10 homes currently selling within a fortnight 

  Are you thinking of selling soon? You’re probably wondering how long the process will take.

No. 1601 from our magazine|2 min read| Published in Magazine on 2 August 2022 by our Marketing Team

Right now, your chances of achieving a fast sale are strong, despite the recent rise in interest rates.  
 
This is partly linked to the high demand experienced by the property market since the pandemic, which has created a dip in the number of homes available nationwide. 
 
Specifically, it takes a typical UK seller 97 days between listing their home and selling it subject to contract.* By breaking down the data, we see that 11% of properties only take two weeks to see the same result.  
 
However, the picture does alter slightly depending on the region. For example, Scotland is proving to be a hot market, with fortnight sellers rising to 18%. This figure increases to a whopping 23% for Edinburgh homeowners.  
 
The Southwest is another fast-moving region, which is unsurprising given the attention it received from buyers during the height of the pandemic. Post-COVID, demand in this area is still rocketing, boosting prices by 17% since 2019.* 13 of properties here sell within the two-week period, and 16% for Bristol. 
 
Meanwhile, the East of England, the West Midlands, and Wales sit just above the average at 12%. Other hotspots include Portsmouth and Birmingham. Interestingly, the London market is a little slower, with buyers snapping up 7% of properties within a fortnight.   
 
While some forecasters predict a slowing down of the market as interest rates rise to tackle inflation, the short-term market remains robust. Listing now could be a great way to maximise your chances of a fast and profitable sale.  
 
Not sure how much your home is currently worth? Book a valuation today to find out. 
 
*Data sourced from an analysis by estate agent comparison site, GetAgent 
*Rightmove (July 2022). 

This article was originally published by BriefYourMarket and is reproduced here with their permission.

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