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Chadderton Office

509 Middleton Road,
Chadderton, Oldham
Ol9 9SH

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Tel: 0161 626 5688

Fax: 0161 628 0350

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Monday to Friday
9:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 15.00

Royton Office

64 Rochdale Road,
Royton, Oldham,
OL2 6QJ

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Tel: 0161 626 9789

Fax: 0161 652 0514

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Monday to Friday
9:00 - 17:00
Saturday & Sunday
10:00 - 15.00

Shaw Office

33a Market Street,
Shaw, Oldham
OL2 8NR

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Tel: 01706 291383

Fax: 01706 880000

Email office

Temporarily by email & telephone only

Uppermill Office

35 High Street,
Uppermill, Saddleworth
OL3 6HS

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Tel: 01457 810076

Fax: 01457 810222

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Monday to Friday
9:00 - 17:00
Saturday & Sunday
10:00 - 15.00

Extended telephone hours: 5pm-7pm, Mon - Thurs

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‘Off-market’ sales process cuts physical viewings and targets buyers ready to proceed

The property industry has largely remained open since the first national lockdown in 2020 and has seen more transactions, which is welcome for the economy.

Estate agents are conducting appraisals and viewings with social distancing and personal protective equipment. Current industry guidance also states that we should only show property to buyers who are in a position to proceed. We know this can be frustrating because you may want to see your next property before putting your own on the market.

Virtual viewings are one way to try overcoming this situation. Good photographs and text on property sales particulars (information) will help too.

Larger number of sales have also been completed off-market in recent times with home sellers understandably wanting as few viewers as possible visiting their homes. Here at Kirkham we have used our database of prospective buyers to promote properties before they have even entered the market.

Oliver Gill, our Property Director, said: ‘’If clients wish, we can promote their property off-market to any registered buyer who is ready to proceed. This keeps viewing numbers low. We explain the pros-and-cons before doing this and, although it isn’t always successful, we have seen far more sales this way.

“We spend time advising buyers about property details. If we already have photographs and floorplans this helps and utilising Google Maps and Street View online is also beneficial.”

Registering with Kirkham can get you ahead of the queue, particularly when the sales market is strong, as it is currently and has been for some time.

Some people think that all properties are listed online but that is not the case. You could lose that dream home by not registering with your local estate agents for property alerts.

We know how important buying and selling your homes is – we’ve been helping people find their home for over 35 years!

Contact us today to register for property updates and for fantastic service from the Kirkham team.

 

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