Sometimes I get to hear of a property that just won’t sell. I then wonder what the vendor must be thinking and how they must be feeling. Some vendors are quite relaxed about the fact they haven’t sold their house even after two years or more. Others I’ve spoken to can’t even remember the sale price! I also wonder about how they must feel when they hear about someone who sells very quickly, in just a matter of days.
Recently I was at a property where the vendor had already had three viewings before the property details had even been agreed. Clearly the price was right, but possibly a bit under-valued. The cottage was beautifully presented and the renovation work had been done to an exacting standard. Sometimes, though,that isn’t enough. Over a year ago I was at a detached cottage that had just been finished, the interior was immaculate, it was light, bright and spacious. The garden was of a reasonable size and had a garden room that offered further scope for development. This property is still for sale.
This morning I heard from a client that they had sold within two weeks of offering their home for sale, and could we send their solicitor a copy of the EPC which had been provided by Home Inspection Services. I also came across a property, not in Rossendale, that had been on the market for four years. Immediately I felt compelled to have a look at the details. The photos showed the property in a good location and not overlooked. The gardens were large but on a steep slope and mainly wooded – great if you have a wood burner. The internal decoration was generally neutral and the rooms were tidy and free of clutter. The price could be the sticking block.
These days all estate agents work to a prescribed process when valuing a property, so all valuations should be relatively close. The vendor may then insist that they want to sell at a much higher price often in an attempt to recoup some of their investment in the improvements that have been carried out. Alternatively if the vendor has bought at the top of the market and then the market falls they may want to recoup the price they paid for it.
Get a survey before buying a property
Perhaps there have been some buyers who have had a home survey carried out and the survey came up with some structural problems and the vendor didn’t want to drop the price. Or perhaps they had just failed to get some extra sparkle from the range of house selling services offered by Home inspection Services.
So whether you need an EPC, advice on preparing and marketing your house for sale or a house survey, contact Home Inspection Services 01706 600540 or visit our web site.
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