COV 19 Update: We are still in a position to facilitate buying and selling property without viewings and will continue to be able to offer sellers the ability to sell their home even as estate agents and property auctions close.
A world-famous walled city on the River Dee, Chester was founded in 79AD and is a centre for tourism, retail, public administration and financial services.
Chester is a prosperous and chic city; full of restaurants, great places to grab a drink and plenty of independent retailers, many of which reside in classic Victorian half-timbered buildings from the Black and White Revival Movement. And yet, the history of the city, far from stops there. Originally a Roman fort called Deva Victrix, Chester has been a major civilian settlement since 689, is one of the best-preserved walled cities in the UK and has been named a 'regional treasure'.
And with great transport links to Liverpool, Manchester, London and the rest of the country and benefiting from the economic growth of Manchester, in particular, over recent years, Chester has it all; a strong economy, history; a certain aesthetic, tourism and class. All this makes it easy to see why people are so keen to own property there, even while house prices have been falling.
Yet, while demand for property in Chester is high it still takes close to 100 days, on average, to sell a house and 200 days to sell a one-bedroom flat through traditional channels. We, on the other hand, can help achieve the same thing in 28 days, max.
The Time it Takes to Sell a Property in Chester
Time to sell figures represent the 90-day period prior to the 27th of April 2020 and are provided by Home.co.uk.
Average Time to Sell
|Selling Time in Chester||96 Days||26 Days|
Means and Medians
A mean is calculated by adding up all the values and dividing that score by the number of values. It’s what we most commonly think of when we think of an average.
A median is a number found in the exact middle of a set of values.
Both numbers are useful but a mean-average can be heavily influenced by outliers (extreme numbers in the data set) whereas a median-average flattens these outliers out which, in many cases, can help to paint a more real-world picture.
Selling Times in Chester by Number of Bedrooms
|One Bedroom||200 Days||109 Days|
|Two Bedrooms||96 Days||33 Days|
|Three Bedrooms||80 Days||21 Days|
|Four Bedrooms||90 Days||32 Days|
|Five Bedrooms||130 Days||29 Days|
Why Not Use An Estate Agent?
With the average length of time, it generally takes to sell (and buy) properties - whether homes, houses or flats through an agent - standing at 129 days nationally and 96 days in Chester, it is easy to see why people are increasingly turning away from agents and towards other means.
An agent will tend to be limited by their business model. Not only do they have to search for homes, houses and flats to sell but they need to search out buyers. And when an agent is selling properties on the open market they have to help the two parties agree on a price, stay in contact with everyone involved and ultimately close the deal.
It's a lengthy process and buyers and sellers alike, often drop out. And while personal contact and the fact that they are close to you might make an agent feel reassuring (yes they understand your area, your road, even) because they have to generally find homeowners to buy their properties they are not efficient at all, in terms of time, and being far from free their price reflects this.
The agent we work with is different, having both the marketing lists to contact buyers and sell properties, houses and flats quickly via an online auction and private lists (with a guide price) but also the means to buy homes and houses in Sheffield (on your road) from their own reserves.
House Prices in Chester
Numbers taken from Zoopla and are for the 12 months prior to 27.04.20.
|Average Price Paid||£256,047|
|Number of Sales||1,380|
|Current Average Value||£271,253|
|Value Change||£5,312 +2%|
House Prices Report - December 2018 to December 2019
|Dec 2018||Dec 2019|
The Best Possible Price
If you want to get the best possible price for your property or properties then to search out, find and contact a good agent who knows your area and road, deals with the kind of property you trying to sell and can find the right buyer at the right price is still a good bet.
But the service isn't free for a seller and the price is still what people are willing to pay for homes.
Our partner will take any property (flats and houses) in any condition and search their own database for potentially interested buyers to search out a risk-free sale at a price that suits.
Selling a House Fast in Chester
There are many reasons why people may seek to sell their property and many reasons why selling quickly to a cash buyer might be preferable to the more traditional option of selling through an estate agent.
Most obviously there is the speed-of-sale. With properties in Chester taking, on average, 96 days to sell, being able to have the money in the bank in just 7 days could be an attractive option for those who have inherited a property, those who own an empty property that is costing them money, those who need to move quickly because of work commitments or those in financial difficulty with their own home.
But speed isn't everything.
Some properties simply can not be sold through conventional means to homeowners and investors requiring a mortgage. So, if your house is of non-standard construction, has sitting tenants, is in a state of disrepair, has a short lease or is the victim of invasive plants like Japanese Knotweed, you may have little choice but to search for an off-market to a cash buyer.
And selling homes to a cash buyer does not necessarily mean you won't get a good price. You can still get full market value for a house sold in this way. So, increasingly, homeowners, landlords and investors are turning to this method of selling, simply because it is more straightforward and convenient than dealing with estate agents and timewasters.
Read on for an explanation on how it works and what our partner offers for a quick house sale and get in contact if you need to a free consultation to discuss your circumstances and your property.
What's On Offer
Our partner has 3 packages available. They will buy any property in any condition, in 28 days for 100% market value, in 28 days for a fixed-price offer or in 7 days for 80% market value.
For the 28-day fixed-price offer the seller could be entitled to an immediate cash-advance of up to 89% of the value of the property.
Areas In Chester Where We Can Help You Sell Your House Fast.
We can help you sell any house or flat, in any condition around Chester, fast! These include but are not limited to:
|Abbot's Meads||Boughton||Curzon Park||Handbridge|
|Queens Park||Saltney||Vicars Cross||Westminster Park|
Frequently Asked Questions
How fast can I sell my house in Chester?
The fastest that we can help you sell your home is 7 days but if you opt for a 28 day package you could achieve a price that exceeds market value.
How long does it take to sell a house in Chester?
As of April 2020 it takes, on average, 96 days to sell a property in Chester. We can help you sell and receive the money in your bank, in seven days.
What about COV19?
Even as estate agents struggle to function in current circumstances, we can still buy and sell property, while observing social distancing rules.