Hunters reports sales volumes are slightly down on last year but prices holding steady..

Want to sell your house?

The key message for summer from the Hunters property group is to get the asking price right.Being greedy and over-asking by even an extra few thousand pounds can make a “massive difference” on the amount of interest that your property attracts.

Kevin Hollinrake, Managing Director of Hunters, says: “It is incredibly important to get the launch marketing of your property right as this is when the best price is usually achieved.

“Good photos, internet coverage and a professional marketing package are all vital but so is the asking price - get it right first time and you’ll be moving much quicker and with more money in your pocket.”

Hunters reports that sales volumes are down around 4% on this time last year and new instructions are also slightly lower - with a 9% reduction on the same period in 2010. “Prices are steady,” continues Kevin Hollinrake  “But our advice to anyone who is keen to sell is that you have to get the price right.”

Kevin advises getting several valuations.

“Judge the agent by who provides the most relevant evidence of other properties that have sold,” says Kevin

“Be particularly wary of any agent who seems to pluck a figure out of thin air or who makes vague references to other recent sales.

“A good estate agent will bring documented examples of comparable homes for you to study and make an informed decision on the asking price.

“Don’t be pressurised to make your mind up straight away. The sound of a huge asking price can be very tempting. But the wise seller will see the common sense of not being greedy - and netting that vital interest within the first few weeks; rather than frightening potential purchasers off.”

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