Now we are well into 2018 a number of interesting stats have been released in the press recently in relation to the 2017 property market.
Property portal Rightmove released a list of the Top 10 places where homes have been selling the quickest with a national average of 67 days. Top of the UK wide list was Livingston (23 days), followed in 2nd place by Edinburgh (34 days) with Falkirk and Glasgow also getting a mention in joint 6th with an average of 36 days.
We decided to put our Shawlands branch in the South Side of Glasgow to the test to see how they compare.
Analysing all their sales data between January - December 2017 they took an average of 26.9 days to secure a sale. Some 40 days less than the national average and almost 10 days faster than their Glasgow competitors.
The data also showed that they sold 95.65% of properties they listed during 2017, dwarfing Purplebricks reported figure of 51.6%.
Speed of sale isn’t always the most important factor though, the number 1 priority for most sellers will be achieving the best price and not the fastest sale. Again, we put the Shawlands branch to the test.
During 2017 they achieved a staggering £298,828 over and above the home report value for their clients, with some of these sales listed below.
Director Craig Smith commented “2017 was an exceptional year for the home seller in the South Side. Supply has been short which has led to fierce competition between buyers and inevitably a closing date scenario for the majority of properties. This generally resulted in a sale of at least 5-10% over the home report value, with some properties selling for substantially more.”
Some highlights from 2017 included: -
Sinclair Drive, Battlefield – Offers Over £159,000 (Home Report £170,000). Sold £210,325 in 9 days
Dinmont Road, Shawlands – Offers Over £149,000 (Home Report £160,000). Sold £175,571 in 9 days
Mansionhouse Gardens, Langside – Offers Over £239,000 (Home Report £255,000). Sold £267,650 in 14 days
Cartside Street, Langside – Offers Over £79,000 (Home Report £88,000). Sold £96,100 in 15 days
Camphill Avenue, Langside – Offers Over £125,000 (Home Report £140,000). Sold £155,000 in 12 days
Garve Avenue, Cathcart – Offers Over £199,000 (Home Report £215,000). Sold £241,241 in 14 days
Greenacres Court, Darnley – Offers Over £129,00 (Home Report £145,000). Sold £160,000 in 10 days
Norham Street, Shawlands – Offers Over £119,000 (Home Report £130,000). Sold £147,000 in 13 days
Auldhouse Road, Newlands – Offers Over £275,000 (Home Report £300,000) Sold £320,000 in 31 days
Kings Park Avenue, Kings Park – Offers Over £199,000 (Home Report £225,000) Sold £245,000 in 6 days
Flowerdale Place, South Park – Offers Over £139,000 (Home Report £150,000) Sold £162,000 in 19 days
St Helens Gardens, Langside – Offers Over £179,995 (Home Report £195,000) Sold £215,500 in 52 days
Bertram Street, Shawlands – Offers Over £139,000 (Home Report £150,000) Sold £167,500 in 12 days
Stanmore Road, Mount Florida – Offers Over £159,000 (Home Report £170,000) Sold £185,200 in 10 days
Albert Avenue, Queens Park – Offers Over £199,000 (Home Report £225,000) Sold £240,000 in 3 days
If you live in the South Side or East Renfrewshire and are thinking of selling, you still have time to take advantage of the Winter Offer at the Shawlands branch. Contact them now to discuss or arrange your free valuation on 0141 649 7979 or firstname.lastname@example.org.