The local property market in December – sales

As we hurtle towards Christmas, property sales are still keeping us on our toes here from our base in Hampton. With house prices up 7% year on year it really is an excellent time to buy. If you are thinking of selling, then demand is still out doing supply so think about getting your home ‘sale ready’ sooner rather than later.

Stamp duty changes earlier in the year have typically made buyers throughout the year an average of £4,500 better off. If you are a first time buyer then there are still some great Help to Buy deals in the city, and with an expansion to shared ownership rules this might be just the right time to set up home together.

This month we smashed our personal sales record. East Water Crescent in Hampton Peterborough was sold on the same day it was listed. Our social media channels post to an average of 26,000 interested parties and alongside our website pull in great interest. This 3 bed property had over 30K worth of bespoke upgrades. One of our registered buyers purchased the property on the first day of marketing making it a personal record for us although we have managed to sell many properties in under 4 weeks previously.

This month we also sold Sorbus Close – a spacious 4 bed family home in a quiet area that had 22 accompanied viewings over two months, featured in 46,766 searches on Rightmove, producing 725 page views on Zoopla and achieving a click through rate of 11% on a Facebook campaign with 3,007 post clicks.

Social media works for us and in this technological age we are always surprised when lots of other agents do not use these sales channels to target and interact with potential customers. As an independent hybrid agent we specialise in online & social marketing while maintaining a high standard of traditional marketing. When we take on your property it is our goal to sell it at the best price within a 12 week period.

We are currently offering up to £900 worth of enhanced marketing with a 12-week marketing plan. This includes up to £400 worth of professional photography, up to £300 worth of targeted social media advertising, £75 worth of floor plans and £125 of premium listings with Rightmove, so give us a call today and see if we can create a new record selling your property.

Other new properties coming to market include:
Bardney, Orton Goldhay for sale £149,995. This is a three bedroom semi-detached property with a conservatory to the rear, a spacious lounge opening up into conservatory area and also an archway opening into the dining room. This property is definitely worth a viewing!

If you are new to Peterborough, check out our blog “Welcome to Peterborough” to see our ‘Spotlight pieces’ to help you choose which area of the City may suit you and your family best.

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From all the team at Tortoise Property we would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year!