Looking to move soon? Here’s where properties are selling fast!

Looking to move soon? Here’s where properties are selling fast!

It currently takes 162 days to sell a property – here’s where they’re selling the quickest

Data from the leading estate agent comparison site, has highlighted across England and Wales where homes are selling the quickest in current market conditions.

GetAgent’s data looks at all estate agent property sales across each postcode and not only how long they take to sell as a whole, but how this differs between first listed to under offer, and under offer to completion.

On average across England and Wales, it’s currently taking 162 days for a property to sell from the moment its first listed until completion – 109 days to find a buyer and accept an offer, and just 53 days for the property to go from under offer to completed.

The quickest to sell
The quickest postcode to currently sell your home is the M23 postcode in Manchester at 116 days, taking 91 days to find and accept and offer and 25 days to complete on the sale.
In terms of the overall area, Nuneaton and Bedworth is home to the quickest home sales and present with an average selling time of 125 days.

Redditch, Coventry, Charnwood, Torfaen, Sedgemoor, Rugby, Mansfield, Harborough and Kingston upon Hull are also some of the quickest home selling locations at 134 days or less.

In London, Barking and Dagenham is the quickest borough when selling a property at 156, with Bexley, Hammersmith and Fulham and Havering joint second at 173 days.

The quickest to find a buyer

When it comes to finding that initial buyer, the quickest postcode area is YO62 in North Yorkshire, taking just 54 days! However, with the completion of the sale dragging on for an average of 84 days, it takes 138 days in total to sell in the area.

Hyndburn, North East Lincolnshire, Pendle and South Tyneside are the quickest regions to find a home buyer at between 69 and 79 days.

Kensington is home to the quickest time when listing a property for sale to accepting an offer at just 95 days, closely followed by Hammersmith and Fulham at 99 days.

The quickest to complete

Looking at the final stages of a sale, you’re in the safest hands in BS3 in Bristol, where it takes just 16 days on average to get a sale over the line.

Redditch is the quickest area as a whole with an average time of just 24 days, along with Rugby and closely followed by Kettering.

Waltham Forest is the quickest London borough at an average of 37 days.

Fouunder and CEO of GetAgent.co.uk, Colby Short, commented:
“Traditionally the back end of a sale is the most nail biting and can also be the most protracted as the legal requirements can drag on and on between a number of parties. However, with current market conditions plagued by uncertainty, it’s interesting to see that the time taking to sell is actually taking the longest at the buyer finding stage.
It’s no surprise that the quickest areas for the entire selling process are located outside of London and the South East as these regions have suffered less at the hands of Brexit uncertainty and a more business as usual attitude has seen the markets remain in good health.

What’s interesting about this research is the huge differences between agents when it comes to finding a buyer and completing on a sale. Many agents will use selling time as a marketing tool, but this goes to show that while some may find a buyer quickly, it doesn’t mean they will complete your sale with the same speed.

Our advice is to always dig down and find out exactly what they mean by ‘selling’ as finding a buyer and accepting an offer is vital when selling, but it does not mean that agent has sold a house.”

Average Overall Selling Time in Days
Top 10 quickest postcodes for an overall sale
Outcode Region To accept an offer From offer to completion Total
M23 Manchester 91 25 116
ST13 Staffordshire 86 32 118
CA3 Carlisle 84 35 118
SY3 Shropshire 90 31 120
DN18 North Lincolnshire 84 37 121
M6 Salford 103 18 121
NE26 North Tyneside 90 31 122
WS8 Walsall 92 30 122
ST5 Staffordshire 91 31 122
B98 Redditch 101 21 122
Top 10 quickest areas for an overall sale
Area Time to sell
Nuneaton & Bedworth 125
Redditch 128
Coventry 130
Charnwood 131
Torfaen 131
Sedgemoor 132
Rugby 132
Mansfield 133
Harborough 133
Kingston upon Hull 134
Top 10 quickest London boroughs for an overall sale
Borough Time to sell
Barking and Dagenham 156
Bexley 173
Hammersmith and Fulham 173
Havering 173
Newham 175
Redbridge 175
Greenwich 176
Lewisham 176
Waltham Forest 178
Sutton 182
Average time from listing to finding a buyer in days
Top 10 quickest postcodes to find a buyer
Outcode Region To accept an offer
YO62 North Yorkshire 54
BB6 Hyndburn 65
DN35 North East Lincolnshire 68
DN37 North East Lincolnshire 70
SW10 Kensington and Chelsea 72
LA4 Lancaster 72
NE33 South Tyneside 73
BB5 Hyndburn 74
DN36 North East Lincolnshire 75
NE34 South Tyneside 75
Top 10 quickest areas to find a buyer
Area To accept an offer
Hyndburn 69
North East Lincolnshire 75
Pendle 78
South Tyneside 79
Blackpool 81
Burnley 84
Stockton-on-Tees 84
Barrow-in-Furness 85
Bingley 85
Lancaster 86
Top 10 quickest London boroughs to find a buyer
Borough Time to sell
Kensington and Chelsea 95
Hammersmith and Fulham 99
Richmond upon Thames 103
Barking and Dagenham 112
Westminster 112
Ealing 115
Wandsworth 118
Lambeth 118
Camden 120
Hounslow 121
Average time from accepting an offer to completion in days
Top 10 quickest postcodes to complete a sale
Outcode Region To accept an offer
BS3 Bristol 16
BS5 Bristol 17
M6 Salford 18
M32 Trafford 19
LS7 Leeds 20
S7 Sheffield 21
BS7 Bristol 21
B98 Redditch 21
M27 Salford 22
BS4 Bristol 22
Top 10 quickest areas to complete a sale
Area To accept an offer
Redditch 24
Rugby 24
Kettering 25
Coventry 27
Newport 28
Bristol 28
Nuneaton & Bedworth 29
North Warwickshire 29
Northampton 30
Charnwood 31
Top 10 quickest London boroughs to complete a sale
Borough Time to sell
Waltham Forest 37
Bexley 39
Barking and Dagenham 44
Greenwich 46
Sutton 47
Havering 49
Lewisham 49
Newham 50
Redbridge 52
Croydon 53

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