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How easy is it to sell

  • Research of over 8,500 house sales measures how easy it is sell a house
  • Research reveals Northern properties sell easier than those in the South
  • London is home to the slowest selling postcodes in the UK
  • Carlisle is the easiest place to sell a house in the country

House Network research has revealed that where you live in the UK can affect how easy it is to sell your house, and that the average British home is viewed 15 times before it sells.

Vendors in the North of England appear to have a simpler task compared to those in the South. While properties in London have been shown to be some of the hardest to sell, especially in the W postcode which includes the exclusive districts of Mayfair and Kensington.

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Carlisle has been revealed to be the city where vendors have the easiest task on their hands, with homes here needing just six viewings to sell.

Top 10 fastest selling areas (avg viewings per sale)

Carlisle

6

Glasgow

7

Middlesboro

7

Perth

7

Torquay

7

Wrexham

7

Darlington

8

Doncaster

8

Dorchester

8

Hull

8

The research, which is based on data from over 8,500 house sales, also found that three of the slowest selling postcodes in the UK are in London.

Top 10 slowest selling areas (avg viewings per sale)

Ilford

23

Wembley

22

West London (W postcode)

20

Dumfries

19

Southall

18

Sutton

17

Twickenham

16

Iver

16

North London (N postcode)

16

Croydon

16

Commenting on the report Mark Readings, House Network CEO, said: “What’s clear from our research is just how relatively simple it is to sell your house, even in London where vendors have to work that bit harder to take those ‘For Sale’ signs down.

“When you place this into the context that selling a house is almost certainly the biggest sale we make in our lives, 15 viewings is no time at all.

“The North / South divide in the property market is well documented, but it’s interesting to see that it also rings true with how many viewings per sale and not just price.

“One of the benefits of an online estate agent like ourselves is that the vendor is the one showing the prospective buyer around their home. They know their home better than anyone so are the best placed to sell it rather than an agent who may be stepping inside the property for the first time.”