It’s now estimated that more than 90 percent of house hunters go online to search for their new property. Online property portals are massively popular, which is largely due to the convenience of being able to find a property from your sofa.
In days gone by, potential buyers would have to spend their Saturdays traipsing round the local estate agents’ offices trying to find suitable properties, but now they can search for a new year anytime and anywhere.
Danny Luke, Managing Director of Quick Move Now – the UK’s largest independent home buyer, commented: “The house hunting game has really changed over the last 10 years. It used to be that searching for a new property was a weekend job, but now people are looking for a new home during their lunchbreak, late at night, and even on holiday! In fact, recent stats showed that one popular property portal received over one million visitors on Christmas day!
“The increasing use of technology within the property market has had a huge impact on the property sector and, in reality, completely transformed the way the whole industry works.”
Top Tips for Selling your House Online
If you’re keen to sell your property, finding a buyer online is your best chance of securing a sale. There are a few steps you can take to maximise your chances of achieving a quick house sale, these include:
- Invest in your photography and make sure the images taken show your property off to its very best. Thoroughly declutter before the photographs are taken in order to show the size of your rooms.
- Get a floor plan made and uploaded with your property listing. Some estate agents charge more for this service, but it’s worth paying the extra to help potential buys get a feel for the layout of your property and how it might work for the,.
- Make your property description as thorough as possible, include room measurements, and particularly desirable features and any scope for development. The more information you can give potential buyers, the better informed they will be before arranging a visit. You don’t want to waste your time getting the house ready for the viewing if the property is definitely not going to be right for the person coming to see it. The more information you give, the more likely it is that your viewings will turn into a sale.