Negotiating the Property Market With Flying Homes Glasgow Property Guide
It’s a fact that the economy in Glasgow and throughout Scotland is slowly recovering from a recession of unprecedented scale. An improving economy and increased consumer confidence are having a knock-on effect on house prices in the city. This means now could be a great time to sell your biggest asset – to Flying Homes.
While there is an undoubted buoyancy to the Glasgow property compared to only a few months ago, selling a house fast in the city is not an easy task to undertake. And if a speedy sale is essential, negotiating the volatile property market could leave you stressed, worried and out of pocket. So we provide an expert house buying service that puts real buyers in touch with Glasgow homeowners.
Getting a good price for your house in Glasgow
Last year, Glasgow’s The Extra website reported that Scottish house prices are rising at their quickest rate in four years. The same report also revealed that April 2014 was the eighth consecutive month of house price growth in Scotland, which points to sustained and successful recovery for the housing market. Further evidence of Scotland’s burgeoning property market was reported on the Scotsman website, which stated that average house prices in Glasgow have risen by a quarter since 2003. Unfortunately, Glasgow and other parts of Scotland haven’t seen the kinds of house price rises in other areas of the UK, but the figures are promising nevertheless.
If you want to sell your house quickly in Glasgow, you will probably need to start by settling on an asking price, as well as a realistic final sale value. To do this, you will need to know exactly what properties in your specific area are selling for. House information sold prices and transaction details are available on the Zoopla and Rightmove websites. But if you want the government’s official statistics, there is a wealth of information to be found on the Registers of Scotland website.
Only by setting the asking price for your own house following average property values in your neighbourhood can you expect to receive a fair offer. Whilst there is nothing wrong with starting your research with the Glasgow property market as a whole, you will need to delve into more local statistics to get a true reflection of your home’s value. If your house is priced way above similar homes in your neighbourhood, you will struggle to attract the interest of sufficient buyers. If it’s priced too low, you may struggle to achieve the final sale price it’s capable of. Unrealistic expectations on price are one of the main reasons properties take too long to sell, but by allowing us to buy your home, you can avoid these pitfalls altogether.
Choosing the best person to market your home for sale in Glasgow
Although the Glasgow property market is showing welcome signs of life, there is no doubt that it is still fragile when compared to its pre-2008 status. Simply listing your property for sale is no guarantee of a successful sale. You will need to market it to the broadest possible range of potential buyers – which you can do yourself if you have the knowledge and time required to do it properly. However, this may not be the best way of maximising the value of your home and securing a quick sale.
Hiring estate agents in Glasgow to sell your house means you can draw upon a wealth of experience and knowledge. It also means that your marketing campaign can hit the ground running due to the average estate agent’s extensive network of contacts within the industry. In addition, if you can find the best estate agent to sell a property in your specific area of Glasgow, you can use the extra value you’ll probably achieve to pay for the related fees and commissions.
Despite the experience and know-how that estate agents bring, they will not guarantee you a speedy sale and a smooth transaction. The property market is filled with potential for delay, worry and financial loss – but there is an alternative. Flying Homes can help sell your house within just a few weeks, and in many cases, we will be able to secure a reasonable offer on your property within just a few days. You won’t need to worry about costly delays and expensive postponements, but you will be able to plan your future with a degree of certainty.
What time of year is best to sell a house in Glasgow
Glasgow is one of the manufacturing and financial centres of the UK, and its current rate of population growth makes it one of the fastest-growing urban centres in Europe. However, the city is also home to 600,000 people – many of whom have home-ownership aspirations. The market for homes is so large that even the smallest of setbacks can profoundly affect house prices in the region. The seasons do impact Glasgow property values to a limited extent, insomuch as they influence the moods and priorities of buyers.
Popular times of the year to buy property in the city are late winter, early spring, and autumn. Tailoring your marketing approach according to the seasons can increase interest in your property, and in some cases, a few subtle changes to how your home is staged could unlock some hidden value.
Assessing the different neighbourhoods within Glasgow
Because Glasgow is so large, it has several property markets within it – and they are all experiencing the current revival in the UK housing market to differing extents. While assessing the overall state of the property market in the city is a shrewd move, it is important to differentiate your specific area of Glasgow from others in the city. What are the average house prices on your street? How long are homes taking to sell in your area of Glasgow? You can check average house prices by the district on the Glasgow City Council website.
Instead of setting your price expectations based on average prices in Glasgow, you should be paying particular attention to average prices amongst similar homes in your own neighbourhood. One of the most buoyant areas of Glasgow when it comes to property prices in the West End. House values there are rising steadily – from an already healthy position. On the other end, the East End is suffering from house price stagnation and a lack of demand. So while there are excellent opportunities to purchase relatively cheap homes in the East End, there is little to be gained from comparing property prices with those in the more affluent West End.
How are house prices in Glasgow influenced?
There is a direct correlation in Glasgow between the health of its major industries and average house prices. The city relies heavily on manufacturing and services, and when these sectors aren’t performing well, property values fall. Although the city has enjoyed relatively modest increases in house prices during the last two years, it is still some way short of matching the stunning gains seen in London, Birmingham and Manchester. Glasgow and other Scottish cities were also affected by the Independence issue. International investors may be slowing because of the uncertainty surrounding the city’s future, which may have an indirect effect on the property market’s recovery.
Independence and relatively slow growth aside, the future for Glasgow house values is promising. A range of commercial developments is creating jobs, and the hosting of the 2014 Commonwealth Games has given the entire region a platform to attract visitors and fresh investment. However, there is a shortage of new and affordable housing in the city, which means the likely medium-term trend for house prices in Glasgow is upwards.
Out and about in Glasgow
Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland, and its central location on the River Clyde has made it a perfect base for heavy industry and manufacturing over the years. Indeed, the city played an integral role in the Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries, and it became the most prolific centre for shipbuilding in the world for several decades. Fortunately, there are still many relics of Glasgow’s illustrious past scattered throughout the region.
Although industry and manufacturing played an important role in the development of Glasgow, the city now has a growing reputation for tourism and the arts. You will find a range of exciting institutions to visit during your time in Scotland’s largest conurbation, including the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the Scottish Ballet Company and the Gallery of Modern Art. If you want to relax in one of the world’s most beautiful urban parks, a trip to Glasgow Green is a must, and the city’s stunning Cathedral is a fine example of 17th-century architecture at its most flamboyant.
Glasgow has a proud history and tradition of sporting endeavour too. At every turn, you will find stadia and facilities dedicated to cycling, rugby and football. The city is not only home to the national stadium of Hampden Park; it’s where you’ll find the iconic football grounds of Ibrox and Celtic Park.