The Best and Worst Places to Sell Your Home in 2021

The Best and Worst Places to Sell Your Home in 2021

 

The pandemic has continued to cause disruptions and irregularities in the housing market throughout 2021, with further uncertainty set for 2022. The steep house price increases that have swept the nation have left an uncertain future for the property market’s of a lot of cities, with regional prices fluctuating drastically throughout the year. 

 

It has been heavily debated when and where in the UK is the best place to buy a home right now, and if anyone should even be looking to purchase in the current market climate at all. But from a seller’s perspective, the market fluctuations haven’t been bad news for everyone. Some home sellers are now actually finding themselves in an excellent position to sell their house, whilst others nearby are experiencing the opposite – which is why we decided to investigate the most up-to-date trends in the UK. 

The Best Places to Be a Seller in The UK Right Now

We’ve analysed the housing market of over 40 UK cities to reveal the best and worst places in the UK to be a seller right now. We researched each city’s market growth rate, the average number of days it takes for a house to sell, as well as the area’s average estate agent fees. We combined all of the factors with equal weighting to calculate and produce a cohesive list of the overall best and worst places to be a seller in the UK right now.

 

Market Growth 2020 – 2021 Average Number of Days to Sell Average Estate Agent Fees (+VAT)
#1 Glasgow 12.58% 14 1.10%
#2 Liverpool 15.70% 21 1.40%
#3 Stoke-on-Trent 17.90% 21 1.00%
#4 Leeds 11.70% 20 1.30%
#5 Manchester 13.70% 23 1.30%
#6 Sheffield 10.70% 21 1.20%
#7 Bristol 8.80% 19 1.20%
#8 Bath 9.50% 23 1.50%
#9 Cardiff 8.71% 20 1.20%
#10 York 12.00% 25 1.30%

The Worst Places to Be a Seller in The UK Right Now

Interestingly, the data has revealed that Scotland is home to both the best and worst places to be a seller in the country. Whilst Glasgow is named the best city for its combination of quick sale times, low estate agent fees and impressive year-on-year market growth. Aberdeen’s housing market is the only one in the country that has regressed year on year, with their average days for a property to sell being over double Glasgow’s figure.

 

In a similar trend, Bradford has been ranked in the bottom 10 whilst Leeds is in the top 5. Proving that when it comes to the fast-moving property market, as little as 10 miles can make all the difference. 

Market Growth 2020 – 2021 Average Number of Days to Sell Average Estate Agent Fees (+VAT)
#1 Aberdeen -0.59% 38 1.20%
#2 London 2.90% 77 1.90%
#3 Chelmsford 3.40% 69 1.20%
#4 Norwich 1.30% 32 1.20%
#5 Southampton 2.20% 28 1.20%
#6 Canterbury 3.90% 28 1.40%
#7 Lincoln 7.70% 31 1.50%
#8 Cambridge 3.90% 27 1.10%
#9 Bradford 4.90% 28 1.20%
#10 Leicester 8.20% 29 1.30%

 

Data Sources:

GetAgent.co.uk

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