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6 Months on the market and no sale, Should I try and auction?

Our house has been on the market for 6 months. In that time we have had just 2 viewings - 1 opted for a house in a neighboring village, the other was clearly a local having a nose. Three other properties on our cul de sac sold reasonably quickly, but theirs were 3 bed and ours is a 4 bed- it's on for £5k more. We are relocating and I have just been offered a great job, so we need to sell quickly now. Should I try an auction? Are any of the home buying companies worth approaching? Help!

Asked on Mar 25 2013, Selling in Boston | Report content

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  • I wouldn't jump the gun with auction or house buy companies, you could be looking at as much as 30% below value with those options. If you want to sell quickly, have a word with your estate agent and perhaps lower the asking price a little to start with. Think about having an open day and ask if there is anything they can do to boost advertising of your home. Best of luck.

    Answered on Mar 26 2013, Report content
  • I wouldn't jump the gun with auction or house buy companies, you could be looking at as much as 30% below value with those options. If you want to sell quickly, have a word with your estate agent and perhaps lower the asking price a little to start with. Think about having an open day and ask if there is anything they can do to boost advertising of your home. Best of luck.

    Answered on Mar 26 2013, Report content
  • You don't say what value your house is, but the obvious thing is to drop it by £5k then it's only the same price as the others.

    Answered on Apr 2 2013, Report content
  • The house was initially on for £159,995 - comparable to other similar houses locally. We have since dropped the price to £149,995, which makes it the cheapest 4 bedroom house in the area. We're running out of time a bit now, so need the quickest possible sale.

    Answered on Apr 2 2013, Report content
  • Without seeing your property it is difficult to offer direct advice but how does your property appear to potential buyers, both on-line and when they view? With nearly 90% of buyers searching on the internet first you need to make sure your photos look good. Then if they come to view, make sure your house is looking it's best. If you have a local Home Staging company then it might be worth investing some money in a consultation. They will identify any issues and help find solutions, making your property more attractive. Hope it helps.

    Answered on Apr 10 2013, Report content

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