During the past 12 months, semi-detached houses have made up the majority of property transactions in Durham, with the average price reaching £145,974. Detached properties sold for an average price of £270,734 while terraced properties sold for an average of £154,324.
Therefore, the overall price of property sales in Durham was £174,963 which is more expensive the likes of Belmont and Sacriston as well as Langley Park.
House prices in Durham have not behaved in the same way as other markets around the UK as there was a 3% drop in property prices compared to the previous year.
Selling your property quickly
Selling your property should be a simple task and one that takes no time at all. While it is not possible to find your buyer you need your buyer to find you and that is why your property needs to stand out. The following tips will help you to get the most from your property in order to sell it quickly.
De-clutter- Removing as much clutter as possible will ensure that you maximise space. Now is the time to get rid of as much rubbish and clutter as possible and try to store away as much as you can. Ensure that all window sills are clear so more light can enter the room.
Clean – Buyers will certainly look at how clean the house is. Give the carpets a hoover and wash all hard flooring. Spend a little longer cleaning the bathroom and kitchen because these are both important rooms that buyers will look at. Ensure that all surfaces are dusted and give the windows a clean.
DIY – Make sure that all DIY jobs are complete, even down to creaking doors. Make sure any damaged walls are repaired and touched up and if needed repaint. Any loose fittings or bulbs that need changing should be done.
Interior – Simplicity is key here because you want the buyers to see your property for what it is. They need to envisage themselves living there so keep colours simple and décor neutral. Include mirrors and subtle lighting to help create more space.
Exterior – The exterior of your property has to look its best so do as much as you can to make it look good. Have a clean-up, mow the lawns, trim trees and bushes and paint any walls and fences. First impressions count and the exterior is the first place to begin.
Help to buy and sell your property
If you are in need of a quick sale then we can help. Our service will buy your property from you at a very competitive rate and you can be sure that the whole process is fast and efficient. It takes just a few weeks to complete, giving you the quick sale you want.
Perhaps you want to sell your Durham property fast on the open market? If so, we can certainly help because our professional estate agency service will value your property, market it and carry our viewings. Our fees are extremely competitive and we can guarantee that we can get you the sale you want.
Best Wishes, Susan