People often ask us the best method for selling a property that needs a bit of work doing to it. The method that we are about to explain works so well that several people that have used have got so much extra money for their house they are truly shocked! 
Selling property doesn't have to be too complicated if you stick to the basics that have worked time and time again over the course of the last few decades! You tend to see estate agents try to baffle everybody with their "new secret marketing strategy" when really they are just making it sound much more difficult than it actually is! 
With so many choices out there for who to use to sell your house, it can be a very difficult decision to make. Firstly, you want an agent that you are going to get along with, we cannot stress the importance of that highly enough! If you don't like someone then imagine working alongside for 3-4 months whilst trying to get your property through to completion. Read on to find a couple of little tips that you could look out for when choosing your agent. 
Pricing your property is a science, not an art. If we take it right from what the end goal is then pricing a property actually becomes very simple. Generally speaking, in 99% of situations, people put their property on the market because they want to sell it. So if that is what people want to achieve then let's work it back from there. 
The age old adage that Spring is the best time to sell may be true, or it may not be true?! Let's look at the different months and see when is really best to sell a property. 
Yes and no. Many people see the lower end of the market as being their first foray into the investment market and many people continue to buy at that level instead of buying semi-detached houses, whereas some people purchase semi-detached properties exclusively. The beauty of the investment market is that there are so many different strategies that can be utilised, so how do semi-detached investments compare. 
The LE4 postcode is always a strong performer with certain areas like Belgrave and Rushey Mead heavily impacting the average prices for the area, let's see what is happening in LE4 currently. 
The LE3 housing market is in a strong place currently, and whilst prices have not really moved up or down over the last 12 months, the core market of semi-detached homes and terraced houses below £250,000 is still seeing huge interest. 
When selling a property, it is very much like going fishing. if you put the biat where the fish are, you catch fish. Likewise, if you put the "bait" where the buyers are, you sell a house! 
Since the introduction of the extra stamp duty tax for second houses and investment property, the government has raised an absolute fortune in additional revenue. So when do you need to pay it? 
In its simplest form stamp duty is a tax that is paid for the privilege of buying property! Not everyone has to pay stamp duty but most people do. See this blog post to see if you need to pay stamp duty 
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