Moving home - expectation vs reality

News at Waterfords | 17/08/2022

Waterfords Estate Agents with branches in Camberley, Chobham, Fleet and Yateley, have discovered that properties continue to go under offer more quickly than pre-pandemic. However the time taken to complete on a property sale has risen, with conveyancing delays remaining a significant issue.

In 2019 a survey of home movers found 55% of sales completed within 3 months. This fell to 45% in 2021. Early indications from the 2022 survey suggest that the proportion has continued to drop.

Managing expectations is crucial. For most buyers the process takes much longer than they expect. 86% of respondents to the 2021 survey expected to complete their move within 3 months.


Do you want to move by Christmas?

For buyers in the market now, the 'move in for Christmas' date is fast approaching. There are certain things you can do to speed up the process of moving home that Waterfords Estate Agents can help you with. Call our expert team in Camberley, Chobham, Fleet and Yateley for a free, no obligation chat about your moving journey.

We have been your local, trusted estate agent since 1995. Call a member of our friendly team:

  • Camberley: 01276 66566
  • Chobham: 01276 858589
  • Fleet: 01252 623333
  • Yateley: 01252 870222

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Source: Dataloft, Property Academy, 2021, based on a survey of 16,000+ home movers