Fast Track Estate Agency http://www.fasttracksales.co.uk Online Estate Agents Thu, 18 Oct 2012 16:53:15 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.2 Need to Sell Property Fast? http://www.fasttracksales.co.uk/need-to-sell-property-fast/ http://www.fasttracksales.co.uk/need-to-sell-property-fast/#comments Fri, 29 Jun 2012 09:00:37 +0000 andrew http://www.fasttracksales.co.uk/?p=1296 Need to Sell Property Fast?

Selling a property via an estate agent is taking much longer than it did a year ago (see Graph 1) and those needing a fast home sale are wondering where to turn. The fact is that there are fewer people looking to buy property who have the necessary deposit and are able to obtain a mortgage. The result is that fewer homes are being sold and it is taking longer to sell them on average.

Graph 1: UK home sales are taking longer on average (Source: Rightmove)

However, if you do need to sell your property quickly in this market then there are a few key points that you need to be aware of:

1. Price Your Home Realistically

Price your property according to today’s market conditions and listen to your agent if they recommend reducing the price. It is easy to get attached to a price you think your property is worth or was worth in the past but if you are not getting any interest at your current advertising price then a reduction may be wise. Your property is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it and this can not be determined exactly by an estate agent or anyone else in the home selling industry – they can only estimate its likely value.  Home sellers that have their property on the market for over 3 months are more than likely advertising it at the wrong price or have an agent that is not marketing it effectively (see point 4 below).

2. Offer Home Buyer Incentives

Consider offering buyer incentives (i.e. stamp duty paid) to help home buyers who are finding it increasingly hard to save deposits and get financing. The final ‘take home’ price for you may be the same as before but the sale may be structured in a way to help the cash flow of the buyer.

3. Advertise Your Property At A Discount

If you need a very quick sale (i.e. deal done in 2-5 days and completion in 4-6 weeks) then you will need to offer a genuine discount to attract more potential home buyers. The level of discount will depend on the area you live in, the property and the urgency at which you need the deal to be done but a discount of 10%+ will normally speed up the sale significantly. However, it is important to offer a genuine discount on the market value of the property and not just a reduction in the advertising price. Reducing the asking price by 10% may not represent a genuine discount for property buyers if you were advertising the property 15% too high in the first place. Buyers are becoming more sophisticated due to the internet research they can do – the actual price you advertise and sell your property is what really matters and not how much you may have changed either price.

4. Make Sure Your Estate Agent Is Marketing Your Home Effectively

Consider changing your current estate agent if they have not generated any serious enquires or offers for you (assuming you have followed their advice on pricing). There are some key marketing services they should be offering you:

  • Detailed Floor Plans (increases buyer interest by 30%)
  • Professional Wide Angle Photography
  • Marketing Boosters such as Rightmove Premium advertised (increases buyer interest by 21%)
  • For Sale Board (this does generate more enquiries. For example we recently had 3 separate buyer enquiries generated from a sale board on the same day we put it up – we know they came from the board as we have a separate telephone number on the board to track them plus the details of this property was not advertised online at that point).
  • Advertising on all the major portals (Rightmove, Zoopla, FindaProperty, Primelocation). It is not sufficient just to be on one or two of them as the evidence shows that potential home buyers stay relatively loyal to their preferred website (i.e. 51% of Zoopla visitors do not use Rightmove and 80% of property searchers

An example of many properties that were incorrectly priced or poorly marketed can be found on this http://propertysnake.co.uk. You can enter in an area name or post code and see how the marketing prices of properties have been decreased over time and how long they have been on the market. Many properties shown here have been on the market for many months and reduced several times - for most of these properties the reason is because they were not realistically priced for the market when they first came on the market. There are fewer buyers property is still selling within 3 months if it is sensibly priced.

Fast Track Estate Agents are specialists in selling homes fast and offer an alternative to property buying companies. If you need to sell your property fast please speak to us for some no obligaton advice.

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Testimonial 3 http://www.fasttracksales.co.uk/testimonial-3/ http://www.fasttracksales.co.uk/testimonial-3/#comments Sun, 24 Jun 2012 13:47:01 +0000 euk http://www.datadiscs.info/?p=4450 Excellent, professional service which we couldn’t fault. We must admit we were a little sceptical of whether it would work but our house sold within 3 weeks. Photography was fantastic and the customer service brilliant. We have recommended fast track to our friends and family and should we sell again in the future we would have no hesitation in using you again. See more]]> Excellent, professional service which we couldn’t fault. We must admit we were a little sceptical of whether it would work but our house sold within 3 weeks. Photography was fantastic and the customer service brilliant. We have recommended fast track to our friends and family and should we sell again in the future we would have no hesitation in using you again.

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Testimonial 2 http://www.fasttracksales.co.uk/testimonial-2/ http://www.fasttracksales.co.uk/testimonial-2/#comments Sun, 24 Jun 2012 13:46:44 +0000 euk http://www.datadiscs.info/?p=4448 The service was excellent. I have recommended you to 2 friends who both also sold very quickly. Good Job.
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The service was excellent. I have recommended you to 2 friends who both also sold very quickly. Good Job.

Mr Clifford, Nottingham

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Testimonial http://www.fasttracksales.co.uk/testimonial/ http://www.fasttracksales.co.uk/testimonial/#comments Sun, 24 Jun 2012 13:44:28 +0000 euk http://www.datadiscs.info/?p=4446 Within 5 days of contacting Fast Track I have received 4 cash offers and was able to take the flat off the market. I would not hesitate to use Fast Track in the future and have already recommended them to friends and family as a refreshing alternative to traditional estate agents. See more ]]> Within 5 days of contacting Fast Track I have received 4 cash offers and was able to take the flat off the market. I would not hesitate to use Fast Track in the future and have already recommended them to friends and family as a refreshing alternative to traditional estate agents.

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Over 200 Local Newspaper Sites Added http://www.fasttracksales.co.uk/advertising-on-over-200-local-newspaper-sites/ http://www.fasttracksales.co.uk/advertising-on-over-200-local-newspaper-sites/#comments Thu, 12 Apr 2012 10:02:34 +0000 andrew http://www.fasttracksales.co.uk/?p=4363 Our properties will now be visible on over 200 more local newspaper websites. This will be in addition to the dozens of property portals and national newspaper sites we already advertise on which can be see here:

Our Advertising Network

Whilst each of these local newspaper sites will not have nearly the same number of visitors as Rightmove, FindaProperty or Zoopla these sites are an important addition to our advertising network as they will market our properties on a more local level. Your property will therefore be advertised to readers of your local newspaper (if listed below).

Please be aware if you local online newspaper is not listed below please visit their site and check their property section – chances are we will also be advertising on there as these local newspaper sites tend to take a feed from one of property portal partners such as Zoopla.co.uk.

heritage.scotsman.com www.leamingtoncourier.co.uk
news.scotsman.com www.leighreporter.co.uk
scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com www.leightonbuzzardonline.co.uk
sport.scotsman.com www.lep.co.uk
thescotsman.scotsman.com www.letterkennytoday.com
www.alwoodleytoday.co.uk www.levenandbrandesburtontoday.co.uk
www.antrimtimes.co.uk www.leylandguardian.co.uk
www.arbroathherald.co.uk www.linlithgowgazette.co.uk
www.armleytoday.co.uk www.lisburntoday.co.uk
www.ashfieldtoday.co.uk www.Littlehamptongazette.co.uk
www.aytontoday.co.uk www.londonderrysentinel.co.uk
www.bakewelltoday.co.uk www.longridgenews.co.uk
www.ballymenatimes.com www.louthleader.co.uk
www.ballymoneytimes.co.uk www.lurganmail.co.uk
www.banbridgeleader.co.uk www.Lutontoday.co.uk
www.banburyguardian.co.uk www.lutterworthmail.co.uk
www.barnsleytoday.co.uk www.lynnnews.co.uk
www.batleynews.co.uk www.lythamstannesexpress.co.uk
www.bearsdenherald.co.uk www.maltonmercury.co.uk
www.bearsdenherald.co.uk www.marketrasenmail.co.uk
www.bedfordtoday.co.uk www.marketweightontoday.net
www.beestontoday.co.uk www.matlockmercury.co.uk
www.bellshillspeaker.co.uk www.meanwoodtoday.co.uk
www.belpernews.co.uk www.mearnsleader.co.uk
www.berwick-advertiser.co.uk www.meltontimes.co.uk
www.berwickshire-news.co.uk www.middletontoday.co.uk
www.beverleyguardian.co.uk www.Midhurstandpetworth.co.uk
www.bexhillobserver.net www.midlothianadvertiser.co.uk
www.bicestertoday.co.uk www.midsussextimes.co.uk
www.biggleswadetoday.co.uk www.midulstermail.co.uk
www.birstallnews.co.uk www.milngavieherald.co.uk
www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk www.miltonKeynes.co.uk
www.Bognor.co.uk www.mirfieldreporter.co.uk
www.bonessjournal.co.uk www.montrosereview.co.uk
www.bordercountiesadvertizer.co.uk www.moortowntoday.co.uk
www.bostonstandard.co.uk www.moretonhalltoday.co.uk
www.bournelocal.co.uk www.morleyobserver.co.uk
www.brackleyandtowcestertoday.co.uk www.morpethherald.co.uk
www.bramleytoday.co.uk www.motherwelltimes.co.uk
www.brechinadvertiser.co.uk www.moyletoday.co.uk
www.bridlingtonfreepress.co.uk www.naffertontoday.co.uk
www.brighouseecho.co.uk www.newfarnleytoday.co.uk
www.buchanobserver.co.uk www.newhaventoday.co.uk
www.buckinghamtoday.co.uk www.newmarketjournal.co.uk
www.bucksherald.co.uk www.newsguardian.co.uk
www.burnistontoday.co.uk www.newsletter.co.uk
www.burnleyexpress.net www.newspostleader.co.uk
www.buryfreepress.co.uk www.newtownabbeytoday.co.uk
www.buteman.co.uk www.nidderdaleherald.co.uk
www.buxtonadvertiser.co.uk www.northallertontimes.co.uk
www.calverleytoday.co.uk www.northamptonchron.co.uk
www.carlukegazette.co.uk www.northantset.co.uk
www.carnoustietoday.co.uk www.northtynesidetoday.co.uk
www.carrickfergustimes.co.uk www.northumberlandgazette.co.uk
www.carrickfergustimes.co.uk www.nortontoday.co.uk
www.carricktoday.co.uk www.ollertontoday.co.uk
www.chad.co.uk www.otleytoday.co.uk
www.chapelallertontoday.co.uk www.pendletoday.co.uk
www.chesterfieldtoday.co.uk www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk
www.Chichester.co.uk www.peterleemail.co.uk
www.chorley-guardian.co.uk www.petersfieldpost.co.uk
www.classifiedgold.org.uk www.pickeringtoday.co.uk
www.clitheroeadvertiser.co.uk www.pocklingtonpost.co.uk
www.cloughtontoday.co.uk www.pontefractandcastlefordexpress.co.uk
www.colerainetimes.co.uk www.portadowntimes.co.uk
www.commuterherald.co.uk www.portsmouth.co.uk
www.cookridgetoday.co.uk www.pudseytoday.co.uk
www.corbytoday.co.uk www.queensferrygazette.co.uk
www.craigavontoday.co.uk www.retfordtoday.co.uk
www.crawleyobserver.co.uk www.ripleyandheanornews.co.uk
www.crossgatestoday.co.uk www.ripongazette.co.uk
www.cumbernauld-news.co.uk www.robinHoodsBaytoday.co.uk
www.daventrytoday.co.uk www.roevalleytoday.co.uk
www.deesidepiper.co.uk www.rotherhamtoday.co.uk
www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk www.rothwelltoday.co.uk
www.derryjournal.com www.roundhaytoday.co.uk
www.dewsburyreporter.co.uk www.rugbytoday.co.uk
www.dinningtonguardian.co.uk www.rushdentoday.co.uk
www.dissexpress.co.uk www.rutland-times.co.uk
www.doncasterfreepress.co.uk www.ryeandbattleobserver.co.uk
www.donegalonsunday.com www.scarborougheveningnews.co.uk
www.donsidepiper.co.uk www.scotsman.com
www.driffieldtoday.co.uk www.seacrofttoday.co.uk
www.dromoreleader.co.uk www.seafordtoday.co.uk
www.dundalktoday.com www.selbytoday.co.uk
www.dunstabletoday.co.uk www.selkirkweekendadvertiser.co.uk
www.eastbourneherald.co.uk www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk
www.eastfieldtoday.co.uk www.shieldsgazette.com
www.eastlothiannews.co.uk www.Shorehamherald.co.uk
www.eastwoodadvertiser.co.uk www.skegnessstandard.co.uk
www.edinburghnews.com www.sleafordstandard.co.uk
www.eskvalleytoday.co.uk www.sleightstoday.co.uk
www.falkirkherald.co.uk www.southyorkshiretimes.co.uk
www.farminginyorkshire.co.uk www.spaldingtoday.co.uk
www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk
www.fifetoday.co.uk www.staithesAndHinderwelltoday.co.uk
www.fileymercury.co.uk www.stamfordBridgetoday.co.uk
www.flamboroughtoday.co.uk www.stamfordmercury.co.uk
www.fleetwoodtoday.co.uk www.sthelensreporter.co.uk
www.forfardispatch.co.uk www.stornowaygazette.co.uk
www.gainsboroughstandard.co.uk www.stowmarkettoday.co.uk
www.gallowaygazette.co.uk www.suffolkfreepress.co.uk
www.garforthtoday.co.uk www.sunderlandecho.com
www.garstangcourier.co.uk www.sussexexpress.co.uk
www.goolecourier.co.uk www.thametoday.co.uk
www.gotoblackpooltoday.co.uk www.thesouthernreporter.co.uk