Sell now to beat the rush

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Sellers are advised to get houses on the market before the spring rush as buyers are increasingly setting out in winter to find their dream home. This is the advice from Hannah Christiansen, head of residential sales at CKD Galbraith’s Aberdeen office who says: ” Buyers are becoming more active during the winter with months and we would encourage sellers to star marketing prior to the spring selling period when the market can become heavily saturated.”

This comes with the welcome news that there was an increase in residential sales across Aberdeenshire for the final quarter of 2016, giving rise to a feeling of optimism for the region. The office sold twice as many properties as in the same quarter of 2015, with viewings and prospective buyer registrations also rising.

There is a similarly optimistic outlook in Ayrshire, according to the firm, which reports a 54 per cent rise in the number of sales during the last quarter of 2016 compared to the same period the previous year.

Lower house prices and lifestyle benefits are fuelling increased demand from buyers across the country for homes in Ayrshire.

Bob Cherry, head of residential sales at CKD Galbraith’s Ayr office, says: ” We now operate in a twelve-month market and our viewing figures demonstrate a healthy buyer appetite which should be seized upon now by sellers. Ayrshire is an increasingly popular option for those priced out of a progressively more expensive Glasgow market.

Buyers are now recognising the value for money and lifestyle options on offer here, with many sought after rural family homes available under the £350,000 mark.”

Source: heraldscotland




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