Top 10 Best and Worst Places to Sell a House in England and Wales

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Swindon has been named the best places to sell a property in England or Wales, based the lowest average time on market, according to data released today by Quick Move Now and home.co.uk.

Properties in the Wiltshire town have the lowest median time on market, at just 46 days. London, at the other end of the scale, is home to eight of the ten locations with the longest average time on market.

Best places to sell a property:

Location

Median number of days on market

Swindon

46

Basingstoke

51

Rainham

57

Exeter

59

Bristol

59

Portslade By Sea

61

Northampton

64

Aylesbury

64

York

64

Sutton

65

Worst places to sell a property:

Location

Median number of days on market

Stretford

249

Birkenhead

246

Knightsbridge

231

Broadgate

223

Charing Cross

221

Bloomsbury

221

Strand

218

Fenchurch

218

Westminster

213

Holborn

212

The median time on market for the whole of England and Wales is currently 111 days.

Danny Luke, Quick Move Now’s managing director, commented: “The property market has had a lot to contend with over the last twelve months and, with more than 200 days difference between the best median time on market and the worst median time on market, it’s clear that how it’s currently fairing depends on where in the country you are.

“Of course, we now find ourselves in unprecedented times, facing a global pandemic. It will be a good few months until we understand the full implications of COVID-19 for the property market, but I think we can expect to see a significant drop in activity and a big increase in time on market. We can also expect the conveyancing process to slow, as the legal industry contend with a reduced workforce as a result of infection and self-isolation of the vulnerable.

“Unfortunately, we are also likely to see a growing number of redundancies as the virus progresses and businesses struggle, which will have a knock-on effect on mortgage lending availability in the medium to long term.

“If you are in a position where you need to sell your property, my advice would be to price it well and try to get the sale moving quickly.”

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