Recent figures suggest that the number of house sales which have been agreed but do not complete has increased over the last year, with the national average now at a staggering 29 per cent.
A number of factors contribute to this total, ranging from an averse survey or mortgage problems to the more common and simple occurrence of a buyer or seller changing their mind about the transaction.
\"At JW Wood, our 'fall-through' rate is less than half that of the national average,\" says director Chris Clarkson, pictured. \"We believe this is due the hard work and attention to detail of our office staff, who make sure that your sale reaches a successful conclusion.
\"We have a dedicated sales progression team who monitor your sale, keeping in touch with buyers, sellers, solicitors, mortgage advisors and even other estate agents within a chain of properties to keep the momentum going and identify any potential pitfalls early. This gives our sellers the information they need to ensure they are able to make informed decisions, plan early and avoid those frustrating disagreements over moving dates.
\"We provide a full service, from the moment we are contacted to provide the marketing advice, to the last moment of handing over a set of keys. This is crucial in a fast-moving market, but it doesn't always happen –especially since the emergence of internet agencies, some of which provide a well-advertised but basic service and lack the sales progression teams to ensure your “offer agreed” reaches a completed sale.
\"Not all estate agents are the same, so we'd encourage you to try the JW Wood service. We’ve been here in County Durham since 1910, during which time we have sold and let tens of thousands of homes, and have had many clients return to us or recommend us to their friends. When speaking to our valuers, please ask about our full service, which is still no sale – no fee.
\"Contact your local JW Wood team for help and advice on your property matters.\"