Spring is in the air!
And did you know this is the best time of year to sell your home? Amanda Holden Senior Associate at The Wilkes Partnership Solihull explains why.
Firstly, your house looks so much better with the sun shining and the garden coming into bloom. The interior is light and you can have windows open to freshen the air.
Secondly, buyers often time their move to coincide with the end of the school year and so are looking in earnest in the spring. This in turn leads to more buyers looking at the same time which increases competition for the houses available pushing up the prices.
And this year looks like being better than ever for those selling as the Midlands sees the biggest rise in house prices over the previous year ended November 2017. Property values grew by 7.2% in the West Midlands compared with London which saw a growth of only 2.3% according to the Office for National Statistics.
At The Wilkes Partnership one of the biggest changes we are seeing in conveyancing is the growth of online firms acting for buyers or sellers. Online firms are process driven which is fine if the transaction is completely straightforward but can make the sale or purchase more problematic, particularly in more complex transactions such as leasehold purchases which are often the case with first time buyers.
We pride ourselves on providing a reliable and friendly service with a strong knowledge of the local market. This means we are able to push sales and purchases through far more efficiently and can answer the myriad of questions that first time buyers inevitably have. Included in our service is one face to face meeting which is invaluable in cutting straight to the heart of the issues and saving lots of to-ing and fro-ing that an email conversation would inevitably have.
We build a relationship with our clients and often act for people in relation to their wills, power of attorney and divorce and we often act for the children of our clients when purchasing their first property.
If you would like any advice on property conveyancing you can contact Amanda Holden at The Wilkes Partnership to discuss in person –