Playing the waiting game

So you’ve placed your home on the market. You’ve cleared away the clutter so it looks lovely and tidy. You’ve had a flurry of initial viewings.

And then it’s all gone quiet…and you wonder what has gone wrong.

In short, there may nothing amiss at all. Sometimes the waiting is the toughest part of moving house and all sale periods are different.

However it is always worth double-checking a few factors to ensure you are maximising your opportunities.

A recent article featured by On the Market – to which Chinneck Shaw is signed up – outlines five top tips if interest has slowed.

Firstly, make sure you have an up to date professional valuation. Price is the single biggest determining factor even if a house is in the right place for schools, transport links and shops.

Make sure you use a local agent with years of experience. With unrivalled local knowledge, estate agents such as Chinneck Shaw will be able to price a property realistically to achieve the best possible result.

Secondly, there’s always the option of an auction where properties can exceed expectations. Chinneck Shaw can advise on the best route for you and your property, and instruct an auctioneer on your behalf.

Be prepared – that’s third item of advice. Spring and summer are usually the best time to sell a property. Making sure finances are in place is essential so you are ready to leap into action to seal any prospective deal.

Holding an open day at your home is becomingly increasing popular to raise awareness about your home and to attract a large number of buyers through the door. Chinneck Shaw can organise and manage such an event and welcome prospective buyers.

The final advice from On the Market is to choose the right estate agent.  We hope you have already done that and chosen Chinneck Shaw!

Our work doesn’t end with valuing your home at its optimum price, promoting it to the right prospective buyers and finding a purchaser.

In many ways it starts again with getting the sale through the process to exchange of contracts and completion – and making sure there is as little waiting about as possible!

Visit On the Market at to find out more.