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    Moving back to UK and want to sell flat - how long will it take?

    Hello all, my husband and two toddlers are relocating back to the UK and I may need to be there by June/July to start a new job.

    I'm about to put my house on the market this weekend (once discussed with hub) and getting a bit worried as I've heard various reports about flat sales taking a long time. My sis in law, for example, says it took her 2 years to sell their place in hang fa chuen even though it was opposite the MTR station!

    We have a place in a Sino development, Island Resort in Siu Sai Wan near Chai Wan. It's a 2-bed and there are quite nice facilities and we're right under the bus depot so loads of buses/ mini buses / taxis going through

    I know it's hard to say and depends on many factors, but if anyone can share their thoughts on roughly how long it takes to sell a flat based on own/family/friends experiences, that would be great!

    Thanks a lot


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    Try posting a classified ad here, worth a try.. Who knows, you might get lucky.

    https://geoexpat.com/classifieds/apa...-sale-by-owner

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    It will be sold in 2 days, 14 hours and 24 seconds.

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    Depends how you price it, and how lucky you are.

    We just sold one in 36 hours but that wasn't HK.

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    Surely - assuming the place is in decent condition, isn't haunted, etc. - it's going to depend mainly on how much you're asking? Put it on the market for $1,000,000 and it'll sell in minutes, try to get over market rate and it'll sit empty for a long time...


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    List at a low price and it will be gone soon...

    Or rent it out and enjoy the income. If the property prices continue to rise, you'll become wealthier, at least on paper.

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    Check the transaction records on Centadata - that will tell you if other flats have sold recently in your building and will give you a very good idea of how much they have sold for.

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    thanks for the tip! yes agree


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    yes, you're right. guess we might have to lower the price for quick sell


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    Quote Originally Posted by hch:
    yes, you're right. guess we might have to lower the price for quick sell
    Don't be in too much of a rush to lower your price and run. We know a couple of people who have received slightly above asking, cash offers from Mainland buyers.
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