Home exchange event yields strong sales

A housebuilder's home exchange weekend resulted in sales of 18 homes, demonstrating the buoyancy of the current housing market.

David Wilson Homes, which has the Bodington Manor development in Leeds, reported the activity following its home exchange weekend on September 9 and 10.

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The event saw an independent team provide same-day valuations of visitors’ current properties, compared to the normal seven-day turnaround, meaning that a price could be agreed with the part exchange team on the day.

David Wilson Homes offered to pay buyers’ stamp duty over the weekend and had a team of experts on hand to provide practical advice on selling existing homes using the part exchange scheme.

The scheme has increased in popularity over the past 12 months and means that buyers are left with no estate agent fees at the end of the sale and no chain to slow down the moving process.

Dan Hardcastle, sales manager at Yorkshire West, said: “The part exchange process is so simple and is proving extremely popular – it’s also fantastic to see so many visitors returning to purchase quality homes at our developments after the weekend.”

Bodington Manor is a development of four and five bedroom homes, situated in the village of Adel. Homes are available to purchase from £509,995.