A Trusted Estate Agent in One of the UK’s Most Exciting Cities
The city is famous for its music scene, art and culture, nightlife, university facilities and much more. It doesn’t matter how old you are or what stage of your life you’re at – Manchester has something for everyone.
Whether you are dreaming of moving to Manchester in the near future, or are planning on selling a property you already own in the city, you need an estate agent to make it happen. There are well over 150 estate agents operating throughout the Manchester, with each one offering different levels of experience and expertise.
So, how do you choose the best estate agent in Manchester?
Sold.co.uk is proud to offer an excellent alternative to the traditional high street agencies working throughout the city. Our online platform gives you the level of service you require, without tying you in to a contract or taking a commission from the property sale.
Moving house can be stressful at the best of times – so it helps when you have an estate agency who holds your hand every step of the way, and gets you the best outcome at the lowest possible cost.
Contact Sold.co.uk today about selling your property in Manchester.
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What is an Online Estate Agency?
Online estate agencies do not tend to have an in-person office – instead, they operate primarily online.
These businesses are usually less expensive than traditional high street companies because they have fewer overheads and can cut out certain expensive aspects of selling your house, such as paying for external conveyancers. An online estate agency will primarily advertise your property on major online platforms, such as Rightmove or Zoopla.
They will have experts working for the company who know how to list a property online in an attractive way, to guarantee the maximum number of enquiries and to ensure your house doesn’t get ‘lost in the mix’.
Online estate agents usually offer a cheaper, more stripped back service compared to a typical high street firm. Depending on the package you opt for, some of these options will involve the online estate agency doing all of the work – while other, much cheaper packages will involve you pitching in, too.
Sold.co.uk charges a flat fee for our services, no matter the value of your property, which is only due once your house sale goes through.
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Why Choose Sold.co.uk Over Other Online Estate Agents?
- 24-hour online service
- We provide a cash offer, if you want
- Property listed within 72 hours of contacting us
- We offer multiple ways to sell
- No hidden fees
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The State of the Property Market in Manchester
Properties are sold in every part of Manchester, every month – from Pendlebury to Old Trafford, Cheetham Hill to Clayton, and everywhere in between. Even though the UK property market has been through a difficult few years, there is no doubt that Manchester remains an excellent place to invest.
Between Summer 2022 to Summer 2023, over 12,700 properties were sold across Manchester. 302 of these were newly built properties, which shows that development and investment is continuing in the city, due to it being an attractive place to live.
The price range with the largest number of sales was £150k to £200k, with almost 3,000 sales in this region last year. These prices are affordable for many first-time buyers, young families starting a life in the city, and older people downsizing as their kids move out – especially when compared to cities in the south of England.
Commuter Towns Surrounding Manchester
For people who have always dreamed of working in Manchester, or living on the city’s doorstep, the surrounding towns can be just as attractive as living in the city centre itself.
Towns like Bolton and Rochdale both have populations over 200,000, and places like Bury or Macclesfield are very popular to live in, too. Many people living in these towns will commute to Manchester for work at least once a week – which contributes to the city’s thriving economy.
If you are selling your house in Manchester or want to buy a place in one of these surrounding commuter towns, you need an estate agency with experience operating in these areas. If that company can also save you money by avoiding legal fees or estate agency commissions, it’s a win-win.
And that’s exactly what Sold.co.uk provides.
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How Much Could You Save With Sold.co.uk?
Sold.co.uk allows property sellers to remove several expenses from the process: including conveyancing fees, marketing fees and the estate agent’s commission.
Our No Sale, No Fee package also means that you don’t make any payment up-front – so if your house isn’t sold, you don’t lose any money.
Recent figures show that the average cost of conveyancing fees when selling a house is £1,690. You don’t have to pay to sell your house, and Sold is here to ensure you get the best value for your property.
Sold.co.uk can help you to avoid this cost. Likewise, marketing fees are usually involved in the price that house sellers pay to an online estate agent – but this is a cost that Sold.co.uk won’t charge you for.
Furthermore, the average high street agent charges 1-3% commission for selling your house. Manchester’s average property price is £250,000, which could result in a commission of up to £7,500.
Sold.co.uk makes sure that this amount goes in your pocket instead.
Frequently Asked Questions About Online Estate Agents in Manchester
How can you sell for free?
Sold.co.uk can sell for free because we make a profit in several different ways. Firstly, we charge a fixed fee upon the sale of your property, which is £1,999.
Secondly, we offer a cash house buying service, which involves us purchasing your property for cash up-front, and then selling it on at a higher price (usually after completing renovations and fixing any problems with the lease or EPC).
What to do if I’m struggling to sell?
A homeowner who is struggling to sell has several different options available. You should consider each of these carefully before making a choice, as each has its advantages and drawbacks.
Firstly, you may want to reduce your selling price. Alternatively, you could decide to move to a different estate agent, in the hope of some new ideas.
A third option is to sell your property to a company that buys houses for cash, like Sold.co.uk.
How long does it take to sell property in my area?
The latest figures show that the average Manchester property sits on the market for 160 days before it is sold. This length of time can vary in different parts of the city – and some neighbourhoods can be slightly faster or slower. For example, the average time to sell in Stockport in recent months was 83 days.
You should carry out your own research and consider speaking to estate agents or property experts with access to these types of figures.
Can Sold sell a property quickly?
Yes. Sold.co.uk can sell your property extremely quickly. As a cash house buyer, we can purchase your property up-front in cash – which can get the deal completed within a couple of weeks.
If we sell your house on the market using online platforms, we aim to get the deal completed within three months. This is much quicker than Manchester’s average of 160 days.
How much does it cost to sell a property?
The cost of selling a property depends on a few factors. For example, some estate agents and conveyancers are more expensive than others (if you use them at all). Meanwhile, online estate agencies like Sold.co.uk can help you to avoid these costs altogether.
Research has found that the cost range for selling a house can be between £2,696 – £10,956. However, if you are too close to the lower end of this range while selling in the traditional way, you should be particularly thorough to ensure that all paperwork is completed properly, your estate agents are providing adequate support, and your removal firm meets your requirements.
Are house prices falling in Manchester?
In 2022, Manchester’s property market had an average increase of 5.31% compared to the previous year. It is expected that prices will grow on average throughout 2023, although not by as much.
Will Manchester house prices become like London?
While Manchester is one of the most exciting and sought-after cities in the UK, people living in the city have a lower average salary compared to London. Online figures suggest that the average monthly disposable salary after tax in London is £1,961, compared to £1,411 in Manchester.
This means that it is unlikely that Manchester’s house prices will ever fully catch up with London’s unless the difference in average wage is evened out.
Cheapest locations in Manchester for first time buyers?
Some of the most affordable locations in Greater Manchester and surrounding areas include Bolton, Castlefield, Ardwick and Oldham. Many first-time buyers choose to move to these areas because they are more affordable, and still provide reasonable transport access to Manchester, which is ideal when commuting.