How Many Viewings Does It Take to Sell a House?

March, 2019

Selling your property can be a daunting task, especially the prospect of opening up your home for viewings. And that worry only increases if the first, second or even third viewer doesn’t jump at the chance of buying your beautiful home.

If that’s the case, you’ll no doubt be asking yourself how many viewings it actually takes to sell your property? And is there a way to speed up the selling process and reduce the number of viewings? Keep reading to find out…

How many house viewings is normal?

First of all, how many house viewings is normal for a property in the UK?

According to new research the average number of viewings it takes to sell a property has risen from 11 in 2015 to 19 in 2019.

If this come as a shock, you’re not alone – 54.7% of the UK public believe it only takes 6 or less viewings. But the big question is, why has this number risen over the past few years?

Why the rise?

Although there is no one-size-fits-all answer, there are a few reasons why there is more uncertainty when it comes to the UK housing market.

In a time of political uncertainty, lots of potential buyers are hesitant about making the next step when buying a home. This is coupled with financial worries, with both buyers and sellers acting more cautiously than they would have done pre-Brexit.

How can you ensure a speedy sale?

Don’t worry. It’s not all doom and gloom. There are a number of ways to ensure a swift property sale and put your best foot forward when putting your property up for sale…

Initial price

It’s important that right from the beginning your property is correctly priced. This avoids price drops and low bids, whilst still attracting confident buyers.

Getting a property valuation with a trusted agent will help reduce the amount of time your house is on the market.

Location, location, location

Before taking this necessary step, it’s also crucial to scope out your local competition and ask yourself what makes your property stand out – extra living space, a driveway or even potential room for an extension? Whatever it is, make sure you play up your strong points.

Another key thing to consider is how long similar properties in your area sat on the market and how much they went for. This can help you set realistic price and timing expectations.

Property condition

Does your home look tired, worn-out and dated? If so, it’s time for a refresh and a much-needed spruce up to attract potential buyers.

Ensure you get your house looking spick and span, whether it’s essential repairs, a fresh lick of paint or a big spring clean to increase your property’s appeal.

Weale & Hitchen are here to help

Selling your home and getting ready for viewings is a tricky task, but Weale & Hitchen’s Bury-based property experts are here to help every step of the way. From the initial free valuation, to property photographs, straight through to completion, we can ensure the whole process is as hassle-free as possible. Get in touch to find out more.

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