Property prices in the UK are forever fluctuating; with rising rental demand, economic changes, unemployment rates and even media influences all having an impact on what your property is worth. If you are looking at buying property in the UK, whether it be for your own personal residence or for investment, it is always a good idea to take note of the current economy to ensure when it’s time to sell – you have plenty of equity to take with you, and that you make a profit from your sale.

Listen to the news.

If you are thinking about selling your property, it is a wise move to check house price changes to see if you are currently in a rising market. Property prices go peaks and troughs, you have good times when the prices are booming and bad times when the prices of homes plummet. It is always wise to buy in the low times and sell in the high times.

If you are a property investor this is always one of your main priorities. You need to keep an eye on all financial news as an investor, particularly if you only invest in one particular area. For example if you invest in one specific town, and there is news that a major factor in that town is going to close down soon, it will lead to unemployment. This may lead to a decrease in rental demand and ultimately a decrease in the value of your portfolio. In the same instance, if you got wind that a new shopping mall was being built within 1 mile of your buy to let property, and it was likely to create hundreds of jobs – this would increase your properties value.

Avoid knee jerk decision

If you are thinking about selling your property it is always wise to avoid any knee jerk decisions about selling. You need to think it through, do some research and make a decision if the time is right both for yourself and economically.

Selling without looking at the financial market, current economy and local area information could mean that in a few years’  time you are left with huge regrets as property prices can easily double with surrounding area changes.

Obviously this option is not always available; not everyone has the luxury to play the property market as some people need to sell property quickly. If you are in this situation and you want to know how to sell your house quickly offer free advice in the UK.

Seeking free advice

A good estate agent will usually be able to help you make a decision as to whether is now a good time to sell, and what price you can realistically get for your home. Remember; the idea is to make a profit, so if urgency to sell is not a priority, hold off your sale and wait.

Another good place to get free impartial advice is from an accountant. Although they specifically won’t know a great deal about the property market, they will be able to see a good investment if you are thinking of buying, and they will also be able to predict future growth through calculations.

Jesse Michelsen

Jesse Michelsen