We have noted an increase in levels of market activity outside of the long-established Spring and Autumn “busy periods” in recent years. It is not uncommon for our staff to be busy on viewings and negotiating offers as early as January off the back of those Boxing Day enquiries from applicants with property-related resolutions for the new year. COVID and travel restrictions/requirements mean more and more buyers are using the summer months to house hunt as opposed to sun search - good news for those who have a fast deadline to sell!
At Andrew Nunn & Associates, we have gathered data from the last five years on marketing strategies and their rapport with the quality of sales agreed. We have found that a property with a “For Sale” board will receive, on average, 9% more enquiries than one without. Furthermore, sales agreed to board-guided applicants are almost 25% less likely to fall through, often because it is these applicants who have an interest in a specific street or a smaller search area in general.
Before marketing your property, we will need a copy of your Anti Money Laundering documents (proof of address and passport copy), signed terms of business and the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) if you already have one. Of course, we would love to know of any recent works that have been done to your property, or any unique features – these will help elevate your property above other similar ones in the area.
At Andrew Nunn Associates, we are committed to ensuring that your selling experience is tailored to your requirements, and hence have no standard contract but construct a bespoke contract upon discussion with our clients. If you are considering selling your property, give our sales team a call to discuss your property and circumstances, and we would be delighted to offer you a suitable solution.
The main expenses you will need to regard are your solicitor’s fees and your estate agent’s fee. Removal fees for furnished homes and staging an empty property are other costs that should also be considered if necessary.
We sell many homes “off market” so please talk to us about the benefits. The success of doing this will come down to your agents experience and knowledge of their buyers combined with macro supply and demand levels at the time.
In our experience, applicants tend to be a lot more vocal and transparent on a viewing when the household are not present, which allows the agent to make a better impression on how they feel when walking round.
Almost all agents will use the major portals to advertise your property, therefore adding the property to these sites twice brings little benefit. We know our fees are very competitive and we advertise on the three main property portals, Rightmove, Zoopla and OnTheMarket, so can ensure our properties have maximum exposure to buyers. This, combined with our specialised knowledge of the Chiswick lettings market, helps give us the edge.
The quality of your solicitor will significantly influence the speed and probability of an exchange of contracts. We find that our clients and buyers who instruct local, reputable and qualified solicitors generally enjoy a more straightforward transaction, and while this option may be more expensive, it provides a more assured and stress-free approach to the process. If you need to instruct a solicitor are looking for a recommendation, we would be happy to help.
Our independency makes sure that the business is run how we like it – we endeavour to understand each client’s needs, whilst offering pragmatic and realistic advice based on current market trends. We work hard to build our client relationships with a tailored and flexible human approach to the business, to ensure we keep “clients for life”.
There is currently no legal requirement for agents to be qualified, however we are proud members of ARLA Propertymark, and encourage all of our staff to undergo the training and exams to become an individual member. ARLA is the UK’s leading regulatory body, working to improve standards and protect consumers. ARLA agents are independently inspected regularly therefore you can be assured your asset is in the best hands.
We regularly review the market and any feedback we receive from applicants on viewings, which will enable us to help you make a plan of how best to market your property. If it has taken longer than you would have expected for your property to be snapped up, we will endeavour to re-examine our marketing strategy in an effort to boost interest.
We hope not! Being an independent agent means that we have the ability to react and transform swiftly to fluctuating market conditions, whilst larger corporations can be slower to respond due to time-consuming corporate procedures. We know our fees are very competitive and we advertise on all of the most recognised portals to ensure our properties get the highest visibility which, combined with our specialised knowledge of the Chiswick lettings market, helps give us the edge.
We are signed up to the three major portals Rightmove, Zoopla and OntheMarket, to ensure that all properties we market get the best visibility. In addition to our own website, we also advertise on our social media.
Property Management is ideal for landlords who require support to meet their legal, safety and maintenance obligations, and to assist those who do not have the time or desire to deal with any requests from a tenant. This is a particularly helpful option for landlords who are not living locally, and perhaps overseas. You can have complete piece of mind your property will be looked after effectively on your behalf. In addition to the administrative and practical advantages, managed properties can make your investment more attractive, increasing your return and minimizing ‘void’ periods.