Autumn has well and truly arrived, and with the clocks having just gone back it’s time to settle in for the winter and enjoy all the delights living in Bristol has to offer. This week we had Halloween, love it or loathe a carved pumpkin does brighten up the front doorstep or window, plus bonfire night this weekend with some fabulous displays to enjoy in and around Bristol – enjoy! Take a look here for a list of the events https://visitbristol.co.uk/whats-on/bonfire-night-displays-bristol.
An interesting government report on Buying and Selling homes was published last weekend; it surveyed 2,000 people on their experiences of buying / selling and some key findings stood out. It seems that 83% of people in the survey still preferred to use traditional estate agents. And sadly for many (38% of buyers and 41% of sellers) the time taken from offer to exchange of contracts took longer than they expected, with then 40% of people incurring additional costs such as accommodation or storage. It was found that people who experienced delays tended to hold the other party’s solicitor or licensed conveyancer responsible with nearly half (47%) of buyers blaming the seller’s solicitor as did 58% of sellers for the buyer’s solicitor. Low levels of satisfaction in the conveyancing process area which is unfortunately a common thread in these type of reports. Happily for us, satisfaction with estate agents was high (81% among buyers and 84% among sellers) whilst consumers were most likely to express dissatisfaction with the other party’s solicitor; with 32% of sellers and 28% of buyers dissatisfied with the other party’s solicitor.
Source: Research on buying & selling homes, Dept for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Research paper number BIS/283
Here at Bristol Property Centre we do pride ourselves on a personalised, one-to-one service for everyone, we are accredited by the standard industry bodies and we are a multi-award winning Estate Agent and Letting Agent. We do our utmost best to ensure the house selling / buying process is transparent and as stress-free as possible. One of our key strengths is that any seller / buyer will have a dedicated person who will be their sole point of contact throughout the whole process, no waiting endlessly for a call centre rep to call you back; we are there for you every step of the way.