Property

Bellway helps East Midlands home movers to secure their sale in half the average time

Home movers in the East Midlands have sold their properties in less than half the average time with help from Bellway.

From November to January, people using Bellway’s Express Mover scheme to sell their old property found a buyer in an average of 20 days.

That compares with a 57-day average across the East Midlands, according to Rightmove’s House Price Index for January.

Express Mover is available to anyone buying a new home from Bellway. The housebuilder works with a local estate agent to agree a valuation and find a buyer quickly. Bellway pays the agent’s fees and works closely with them until the sale completes.

Steve Smith, Sales Manager for Bellway East Midlands, said: “Our Express Mover scheme typically outperforms the rest of the resale market in securing a quick sale.

“This became particularly important towards the end of 2020 and as we entered 2021, with many buyers looking to take advantage of the stamp duty holiday before the end of March.

“The scheme works well because we have long-established connections with agents across the region and we know the market here inside-out. That helps us to identify the right agent, to agree on the right price and to work together as the sale progresses.

“The scheme speeds up the process while achieving maximum value. From November to January, sales using Express Mover achieved an average 102 per cent of the agent’s valuation and 99 per cent of the asking price.

“For our buyers, there is the added bonus that Bellway pays the agent’s fees, saving them thousands of pounds.

Bellway is building 162 homes at Curzon Park in Derby Road, Wingerworth, and previously built 160 homes at Brailsford Park in the village.

Three and four-bedroom homes are currently available with prices from £252,000. Two and three-bedroom bungalows will follow, as will an expanded range of three to five-bedroom houses.

Steve said: “For anyone who is looking to move and has a home to sell, the Express Mover scheme could be a valuable tool. By securing a quick sale for your old property, you will be free to reserve the plot you would like to move to.

“Demand for new homes has been consistently high over the past few months, so it makes sense to put yourself in the strongest possible position. The process is undoubtedly faster and more efficient, as demonstrated by the speed at which our customers found their buyers compared with the regional average.

“The first step is to call one of our sales advisers. They will talk you through what’s involved and answer any questions.”

For more information on homes at Curzon Park call 01246 641 353 or see bellway.co.uk.