Plan ahead for smoother move to that dream home

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT -

WITH a gen­uine short­age of avail­able houses across The Heatons, Red­dish and the sur­round­ing ar­eas, the ques­tion Philip James Wil­son is asked most reg­u­larly is: We want to move but prop­er­ties sell so quickly – should we put our prop­erty on the mar­ket be­fore find­ing our next home or af­ter?

In re­al­ity the an­swer is not straight­for­ward. How­ever in such a buoy­ant mar­ket­place home­own­ers need to put them­selves in the strong­est po­si­tion they can to en­able them to move quickly when their dream house be­comes avail­able.

Once you find a buyer trans­parency is key; ex­plain­ing you wish to move but have not yet found a prop­erty to pur­chase.

That way the buyer has a clear de­ci­sion whether to wait (if their cir­cum­stances al­low) for you to find a prop­erty or to con­tinue their own prop­erty search.

Branch man­ager at Philip James Wil­son, Greg Davies said: “This ap­proach can seem a lit­tle too daunt­ing for some home movers and there­fore an­other op­tion is our ever in­creas­ingly pop­u­lar pre-in­struc­tion ser­vice.

“This in­volves com­plet­ing the pa­per­work, pro­vid­ing iden­ti­fi­ca­tion to com­ply with money laun­der­ing reg­u­la­tions, pro­duc­ing an en­ergy per­for­mance cer­tifi­cate (EPC) if nec­es­sary and al­low­ing us to pre­pare the par­tic­u­lars in­clud­ing floor plan and pho­to­graphs. At any point there­after when you find a suit­able prop­erty your home can be, at the press of a but­ton, launched onto the mar­ket and view­ings can com­mence im­me­di­ately.

“This can save up to a week and gives you the great­est chance of find­ing a buyer for your prop­erty be­fore the other prop­erty you want gets snapped up by an­other pur­chaser.”

An­other con­se­quence of this re­cent lack of sup­ply is prop­er­ties that are avail­able for pur­chase with no for­ward chain are gen­er­at­ing record prices as buy­ers are will­ing to pay a premium to guar­an­tee they are able to move into their new homes in a timely fash­ion.

Greg said: “We have no­ticed an in­crease in the num­ber of land­lords choos­ing to sell prop­erty in or­der to take ad­van­tage of the cur­rent mar­ket con­di­tions.”

Con­tact a mem­ber of the Philip James Wil­son team on 0161 431 5556.

●● Greg Davies at Philip James Wil­son

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