HOW long would it take you to sell your house if you put it on the market?

The answer is, it depends where you live, with some RG postcodes taking an average of 21 weeks to complete a sale from the time a house is put on the market.

The longest wait with a Reading postcode is in Whitchurch, RG28 and the area around Basingstoke, RG25.

In these places, it’ll take 21 weeks to shift.

And around Theale, RG7, and Thatcham, RG19, you’ll be waiting 20 weeks on average to get the sale done.

However at the other end of the scale, if you live in Calcot or Tilehurst, RG31 you can expect your sale to go through in just 14 weeks.

Reading Chronicle:

House sale experts Property Solvers have crunched listing data from more than 1,133 property sales across the region between May 2018 and May 2019.

The data tracks the moment a property is listed on the UK’s largest property portal Rightmove to the point it’s marked as officially ‘sold’ at the HM Land Registry.

How does your area stack up? Check the table below.

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Property Solvers co-founder, Ruban Selvanayagam commented: “although there are some natural delays to be expected, it’s surprising that it takes so long for house sales to go through – especially in the digital age we live in.”

“Whilst it’s true that the estate agency, conveyancing and mortgage industries continue to embrace the benefits of tech, much work needs to be done to overcome the friction across house sale chains.”

He continued: “as a fast house sale company, we buy for cash and take on several risks which means our transactions are completed in as little as 7 days. However, we’re a business and we wouldn’t suggest that most buyers follow the same path as us.”