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1 Nov 2019

Tough market, but outlook brighter for Midlands and North

With the time taking to sell your property now hitting a three-year high, you need the best possible platform to market your home online.

Sellers need confidence in their chosen estate agent, while buyers beginning their online search for homes want to see properties both to their best advantage and also at realistic prices within their budget. 

But it’s not all doom and gloom. Online Estate Agents Ltd has your best interests at heart in selling your home as swiftly as possible, with low-cost online marketing and a dedicated sales team focused on delivering homes for sale online.

The latest Zoopla UK Cities Index shows that UK city house price inflation is at 2.4%, half the average growth rate over the last five years, (4.8%). But the outlook is brighter for vendors putting their home up for sale online in cities throughout the Midlands and the North.


Slower house price growth and weaker demand has resulted in the national average time to sell hitting a three-year high of 12 weeks, while the discount to asking price has extended to 3.8% across UK cities. Time to sell has generally extended, due both to Brexit uncertainty and a refusal from buyers in more inflated areas of the market to adjust their asking price and sell for less.



Stronger market conditions 


While the landscape is tough, the foundation of a strong buyer appetite remains and underlying market conditions vary widely. 


Rising employment levels and attractive affordability are maintaining demand across The Midlands and North of England, resulting in above average house price growth, particularly in cities like Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester. Around 75% of UK Cities in these regions are registering an average time to sell of between 8.4 and 9.5 weeks, with sellers accepting the smallest discounts to asking price of 2 to 3%. 


In Birmingham the time taken to sell is currently around a week less than three years ago, while in Nottingham and Leicester the Zoopla figures show it is taking on average just a week longer than in 2016.


When you begin your online property search, contacting the right estate is key both to searching for homes online and also for marketing your home online. offers a fully integrated service for selling, allowing you to instantly advertise your property to millions of potential buyers on major online property portals, including Rightmove and Zoopla. Feedback from satisfied sellers through Trustpilot is also top-notch.

Low cost estate agent online

As a low-cost estate agent is both independent and locally focused, offering service excellence to sell your home online, with low fixed fees, including a pay as you go option and no upfront costs, as well as a no sale no fee guarantee.

Properties range across the board from apartments and new developments to character homes and country mansions. You can look up a five-bedroom barn conversion near Peterborough, at £800,000, or a three-bedroom semi in need of renovation in Doncaster, currently on the market at £69,950.


Head start

All properties carry price tags realistically valued by the specialist Online Estate Agents Ltd team, with a wealth of property experience between them. The marketing service is yours to choose, from a pure online approach, through hybrid and traditional high street estate agency services.

With no upfront costs and no sale no fee, sellers have a head start in the race to move. provides low cost estate agency expertise with the best advice and a streamlined strategy that can save you thousands in commission and selling fees.

For further information, contact Online Estate Agents Ltd on 0330 1244 786.

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