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Surge of Autumn activity

At last - More to sell following an unusually quiet spell

As a rule, and without the scourge of Brexit, as soon as the kids go back to school in early September, the phones start ringing with sellers wanting to sell and buyers keen to buy.

Not this year. It’s been unusually quiet. In the face of so much uncertainty, sellers have held back, much to the frustration of an ever-accumulating queue of buyers desperate to snap up any good thing that comes along.

By a good thing, we mean a sensibly priced property in a half decent location and these are very hard to find. All you need to do is look on-line or flick through the pages of any property paper and you’ll see. Much of what is being advertised is overpriced, either by agents over valuing to attract a new client or by over ambitious sellers pushing their luck too far and in this challenging market it just won’t wash.

Despite the uncertainty, some sellers have to sell and, Brexit or no Brexit, have all of a sudden surfaced and we’re very pleased to have found ourselves with a surge of new instructions. We would say this, but we applaud the decision to take the plunge now. With so few properties to choose from and prices holding firm, the chances of finding a buyer and completing a sale before Christmas are strong.

As a result of this most welcome activity we’re going to be able to offer an interesting and varied selection over the next few weeks and can kick off this week with a lovely bungalow in a fabulous third of an acre plot in Trull priced £550,000. This is possibly beyond the reach of many buyers, so we’re pleased to also be listing houses at the lower end which are likely to attract lots of interest.

For example, a 1960’s 3 bedroom semi in Ruishton coming on to the market next week with a guide price of £200,000. Although rather tired and now in need of a complete refit, it has excellent potential in this very popular village and we’ll be having an OPEN HOUSE there on Saturday 27th October 2018. Full details will appear on the Wilsons website early next week, so if you’re looking for a sensibly priced project, and with more to follow - watch this space.

By Chris Willey

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