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Why we’d urge vendors to Keep Calm and Carry On…

If you were thinking about selling your home this spring, few would probably question you if you decided to put those plans on hold right now.

The coronavirus is having a major impact on how we live our daily lives and, with so many precautions against the disease affecting just about every aspect of society, it’s easy to assume no one is going to be looking at property either.
However, we’d beg to differ and here are five reasons why.

Just looking?
One of the best-known internet pass times is browsing property – even when we’re not interested in buying. Natural curiosity makes the temptation to tiptoe virtually through other people’s houses irresistible. Indeed, we’ve written about this before https://esaleuk.com/2018/08/14/are-you-a-property-addict/. The arrival of the coronavirus isn’t going to stop that. In fact, traffic on portals like Rightmove could even increase.

Online tools
If you’re buying, did you know internet tools mean you can do pretty much all the research you need to do on a property online? For example, you can check out a property’s EPC online. Google’s Street View also allows you to look at how an area has changed over recent years, while Google Maps can even show you average traffic flows – to say nothing about local schools, shops, bus routes and stations. There’s more on that here: https://esaleuk.com/2018/03/20/what-google-can-tell-you-about-your-new-home-4/

No Time Like Now
If you put your home on the market now, as least it’s visible to buyers. We’d accept the sale may take a little longer at the moment but at least you will have got the ball rolling. Really, it’s about managing your own expectations. If you begin the process right now and expect to be in a new home by June then that’s probably not that realistic. However, if you extend the deadline an accept it could be longer, then you have little to lose.

Beat The Rush
There’s always a spring rush to market every year – although this year’s is likely to be a little late. When it does happen, it may well be there will be a glut of homes all hitting the market at around the same time. If yours is among them, it’s more likely to be among dozens of similar properties all vying for the same buyer. Advertise now, and you might steal a march on your competitors.

You’re In Safe Hands
At eSale, we’ve been selling homes online for almost eight years now. We’ve had plenty of time to learn how it all works so we’re confident in stating that, if your use our services, you’re in expert hands. If you’d like a little reassurance, why not have a look at some of our reviews on Trustpilot?

If you’d like any more advice on selling your home, please feel free to drop us a line or give us a call, we’re be happy to help if we can.

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