Anyone that is looking at buying a selling a property at the moment knows that the housing market is the busiest that it has been for many years. Every house that comes to the market either won’t let you view unless you are in a position to proceed, already has a block viewing or “open house” going ahead which is fully booked or is sold before it even goes on-line. As a First Time Buyer or someone in rented accommodation, this is difficult enough of a position to be in; but what if you are trying to sell one and buy another? How you do work through trying to find a property and being in that ‘proceedable position’ whilst not feeling the pressure of a buyer who is desperate to move into your home and pushing for you to move out?
At Lawler & Co we understand the pressure that this brings. We understand the difficulties that sellers have in trying to find properties whilst selling their own and we understand how difficult it is to be in line for properties when they become available. We understand this from a personal perspective as we currently have a family member who is going through the process and is having the exact same issues.
Traditionally, when looking at buying and selling, there has been a “catch 22” scenario that always plays through a sellers mind – do you sell first and then try to find somewhere or do you find somewhere and then try to sell? An “All or Nothing” scenario. With the market conditions as they are, this has been somewhat taken out of sellers hands and they are almost ‘forced’ into selling first and being in the best position when a property does become available. However, sellers also know that most properties will sell quickly, with their own being no exception. Here at Lawler & Co, we have come up with an innovate solution that a number of our clients are taking advantage of at the moment.
This position we have called “Being Market Ready” or “Low Key Marketing”.
This is for those clients who have decided that Lawler & Co are the Estate Agent that they know will do the best for them, but you are slightly more cautious about putting their property fully live on the internet because they know it will sell quickly. For these clients we will position them in “Low Key Marketing”.
This means the client will sign contracts and will instruct Lawler & Co to be their Agent of choice. We will take all of the photographs, complete the 360⁰ virtual tour, we will complete the floorplan and write the description in readiness. We will ask you to approve it all and then we wait. If the client would like us to contact certain, specific buyers then we will; we won’t if they don’t. If the client would like to accept viewings from buyers in specific positions, then we will organise for them to be done; if they don’t, then we won’t. Then we will wait and we will help the client to find their next home.
Whilst a client is on “Low Key Marketing”, they are, absolutely, on the market.
What are the advantages to the client?
There are many advantages to the client that allow the buying and selling process to run a little more at their pace. These include:
· One of the first clients to be informed when a new property comes to the market that would meet their purchasing criteria
· Finding a middle ground between the “All or Nothing Catch 22” scenario that we discussed earlier
· Allowing the client to pick and choose who views the property and when, or not having anyone view in the first instance
· Putting the client into a strong position to view properties where agents won’t allow viewings from buyers who are not on the market
· Ensuring that when the client DOES find a property that they like, and DOES want to start fully marketing and DOES want to go live on the internet; then with the flick of a switch and the press of a button, all of that can happen within an instance and their home will be launched through the websites and onto property portals saving valuable time and putting them in the strongest position to purchase the house of their dreams.
“Low Key Marketing” or “Being Market Ready” has worked incredibly well for a number of our clients who we have been successful in selling their own home quickly and to the right buyers, finding them their dream home and taking out some of the pressure that comes with the whole buying and selling process.
For more information on how this process could work for you, please contact any of the Lawler & Co offices
36 Stockport Road
Tel: 0161 914 7620
Hazel Grove Office
128 London Road
Tel: 0161 300 7144
60 Park Lane
Tel: 01625 448 001
It’s been nearly 8 years since Lawler & Company opened their first office in the great location of Marple. During that time, we have sold properties to people of all ages who have happily settled into the wonderful community Marple has and enjoying the great amenities Marple and the surround areas have to offer :-
Marple Canal- A popular choice with families and walkers alike, you can find The flight of 16 locks which is one of the steepest flights of Britain, the amazing Marple Aqueduct and choose to walk and take in so many beautiful scenic routes.
Memorial park/ Skate Park and Bowling Green- The go to place for all ages- the views looking out over the countryside make it the perfect picnic spot!
Marple precinct- Boasts a range of amenities to accommodate all your needs. From popular high street names to small local businesses. Lovely places to eat or stop and have a coffee, the café culture here is certainly popular.
Marple Golf Club– One of the oldest clubs in the area, offering excellent facilities in a traditional and relaxed environment.
The Regent Cinema– A piece of Marple history, experiencing the new blockbuster movies in a traditional setting.
The Ridge- Quite simply views you will never tire of.
Marple Train Station- Have the best of both worlds, enjoy rural life whilst having easy connections to an abundance of major cities.
In our Marple office, we have a fantastic team led by Manager Claire Seaton and we asked them to give us a few of their favourite Marple hotspots.
“Marple canal is my go to place. Whether it’s taking a walk in my lunch break or walking my dog Elliott, it really is the most beautiful place come rain or shine.”
“My favourite place in Marple has to be the golf club. Having been a member for two years, I love nothing more than playing a few rounds after a busy week at work.”
“I really enjoy all the different restaurants and cafes Marple has to offer. Some of my favourite places include- The Bulls Head public house, Woodstock pizza and Kambuja”
Thinking of making Marple your place to call home, give our dedicated team a call today 0161 914 7620 to see what fantastic properties are on the market right now or click here to register online to be first in the know of any new homes coming on.
With the extend stamp duty holiday in England and Northern Ireland coming to an end on 30th June, what happens next?
Almost a year since this temporary reduction and it has meant no stamp duty tax to pay for first time buyers and home movers purchasing properties below £500,000 before end of June 2021.
From 1st July, a staggered return will be introduced to previous stamp duty rates. The nil – rate band will be lowered from £500,00 to £250,000 until 30th September. From 1st October 2021 it will return to £125,000.
The rate will also depend on if you’re a first-time buyer. From 1 July, first-time buyers will pay no stamp duty on properties worth up to £300,000, and a discounted rate on properties up to £500,000.
With the stamp duty tax thresholds on property purchases set to change, if you’re thinking of moving soon you can use the stamp duty calculator on rightmove to work out how much you’ll pay.
Thinking of selling your property and have questions that need answering about selling your property? Simply contact one of our branches for help.