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
OutcodeRegionTo accept an offerFrom offer to completionTotal
M23Manchester9125116
ST13Staffordshire8632118
CA3Carlisle8435118
SY3Shropshire9031120
DN18North Lincolnshire8437121
M6Salford10318121
NE26North Tyneside9031122
WS8Walsall9230122
ST5Staffordshire9131122
B98Redditch10121122
Top 10 quickest areas for an overall sale
AreaTime to sell
Nuneaton & Bedworth125
Redditch128
Coventry130
Charnwood131
Torfaen131
Sedgemoor132
Rugby132
Mansfield133
Harborough133
Kingston upon Hull134
Top 10 quickest London boroughs for an overall sale
BoroughTime to sell
Barking and Dagenham156
Bexley173
Hammersmith and Fulham173
Havering173
Newham175
Redbridge175
Greenwich176
Lewisham176
Waltham Forest178
Sutton182
Average time from listing to finding a buyer in days
Top 10 quickest postcodes to find a buyer
OutcodeRegionTo accept an offer
YO62North Yorkshire54
BB6Hyndburn65
DN35North East Lincolnshire68
DN37North East Lincolnshire70
SW10Kensington and Chelsea72
LA4Lancaster72
NE33South Tyneside73
BB5Hyndburn74
DN36North East Lincolnshire75
NE34South Tyneside75
Top 10 quickest areas to find a buyer
AreaTo accept an offer
Hyndburn69
North East Lincolnshire75
Pendle78
South Tyneside79
Blackpool81
Burnley84
Stockton-on-Tees84
Barrow-in-Furness85
Bingley85
Lancaster86
Top 10 quickest London boroughs to find a buyer
BoroughTime to sell
Kensington and Chelsea95
Hammersmith and Fulham99
Richmond upon Thames103
Barking and Dagenham112
Westminster112
Ealing115
Wandsworth118
Lambeth118
Camden120
Hounslow121
Average time from accepting an offer to completion in days
Top 10 quickest postcodes to complete a sale
OutcodeRegionTo accept an offer
BS3Bristol16
BS5Bristol17
M6Salford18
M32Trafford19
LS7Leeds20
S7Sheffield21
BS7Bristol21
B98Redditch21
M27Salford22
BS4Bristol22
Top 10 quickest areas to complete a sale
AreaTo accept an offer
Redditch24
Rugby24
Kettering25
Coventry27
Newport28
Bristol28
Nuneaton & Bedworth29
North Warwickshire29
Northampton30
Charnwood31
Top 10 quickest London boroughs to complete a sale
BoroughTime to sell
Waltham Forest37
Bexley39
Barking and Dagenham44
Greenwich46
Sutton47
Havering49
Lewisham49
Newham50
Redbridge52
Croydon53

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