Residential Sales

Home not selling?


If your property has been on the market for an extended period of time, the important thing is not to give up. If you are still committed to sell, speak to us about the options available to you. We will do everything we can to help get things moving for you.

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We will sell your property!

No matter how carefully you have chosen your agent, it is not always the case that they are able to find a buyer. Time and time again we have been able to sell a property that has been on the market for an extended period of time with another agent.

This is because we deliver a bespoke service that offers great attention to detail. If instructed will inject a new sense of energy into the sales and marketing drive behind your property. We have also been able to utilise our huge database of ‘hot buyers’ that has instantly led to a flow of fresh viewings.

If you feel your sale is taking too long or the number of viewings for your property is slowing down, it may be time to call us. This is an easy process which can be actioned very quickly. Call us or alternatively visit one of our branches.

**If you have instructed another agent on a sole selling rights basis, the terms of those instructions must be considered.

Case Study - Spellowgate, Driffield

Two local agents had tried to sell this lovely traditional detached family home and despite the vendor being highly motivated due to them purchasing their new home independent of the sale of this one, after nearly five months each, they just weren’t getting any serious buyers coming forward.

We were instructed to take over the marketing on the 30th August 2017 and within only two days had four viewing requests and an acceptable offer on the table.

OUR STRATEGY: The property had been priced with the previous agents with an ‘offers over’ prefix and the external photographs had not been updated since the winter months.

We elected to use the rear elevation photograph on the brochure and rightmove instead of the rather deceptive and plain front elevation image which really didn’t show the property in its true light and certainly didn’t give the impression of it being a £285,000 house. We had over 750 views on rightmove over the first two days which meant it became our ‘hot property’.

In just two days we had multiple viewing requests and an acceptable offer was made by a ready willing and able buyer.

CONCLUSION: According to rightmove.co.uk only 60% of properties that are sold in the UK are done through the first agent. That means that 40% of sales are concluded after the first agent has failed.

We have also done research into the ‘offers over’ pricing prefix that is being pushed by several local agents and a large proportion of online agents. The result of that research is that a rather disturbing 71% of properties sold over an 11 month period in the Driffield area achieved a price below the figure quoted. It begs the question ‘why do this’? We believe that in the majority of cases it is because the agent promotes it as being the means to achieving the best price, however the evidence is to the contrary.

Good marketing material is the key to achieveing the best price in a respectable timescale.