Should I Sell Now?

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Basically this answer comes down to two things: need & desire.

If you want to sell your property for reasons such as upgrading from a 3 bed to a 4 bed house, to have a bigger garden, etc. and worry about the sale of your home in the present market then maybe you should reconsider. If it is only a desire for you to move and not a necessity, putting it simply: if you don’t have to sell right now, don’t.

If you have a need to sell because you are relocating due to work, family purposes or want to down grade etc. all hope is not lost in a bid to sell you home in today’s market.
In order to get that quick sale, first and most importantly, get the price right. Setting a realistic selling price will make your house more competitive in today’s market. Second, have the right side of the house out when perspective buyers come calling.

Word on the street is there is activity out there and well presented houses with realistic selling prices which offer better value for money and affordability to buyers are selling much more easily.

For all who would like to sell you home but really don’t need to, then maybe think about waiting awhile for the market to pick up… which it will.

There are 3 comments for this article
  1. mike at 4:45 pm

    I have a very attractive house and dont need to sell but would like to move location, my question is should I hold off and wait to see if things will pick up or should I take the chance and just sell below value now and get going.

  2. Stephen at 2:22 pm

    In pretty much all housing crashes in any other country the prices drop somewhere around 50% from peak. We’ve actually dropped something like 20% from peak now and when this global recession cloud moves off we’ll see the continued stable decline of prices in ireland. Here are figures showing the http://www.statusireland.com/statistics/property-house-price-statistics-for-ireland/3/Irish-House-Prices-Since-1996.html Irish house prices illustrating the boom to bust.
    If you are looking to sell now AND you actually find someone willing to buy at the price right now then you might be better off selling because it may be another 5 or more years before you see house back at the prices they are today, even if they are falling

  3. John at 9:49 am

    I think you should only sell if you need to, now is not a good time!

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