With the popular Southampton Boat Show due to take place next month, owners of waterside properties along the south coast have been advised now is the perfect time to sell their home.
Paula Wilkin, branch manager at Leaders Waterside in Ocean Village, says demand from buyers is extremely high – not only in Southampton but in marinas and harbours along the south coast - and the value of waterside homes has risen as a result.
“The combination of a buoyant market and the upcoming Southampton Boat Show means sellers have an ideal opportunity to get maximum exposure and the best possible price for their property,” she explains.
“The show is the number one event of the year for showing off available properties in front of the optimum target market, so it is a date people cannot afford to miss if they are thinking of selling in the near future.”
Southampton Boat Show is set to take place between 11th and 20th September, and Leaders Waterside is promising to showcase every property it is instructed to sell by 10th September at the exhibition. Sellers instructing Leaders Waterside will also receive four free tickets to the show.
Paula adds: “More than 110,000 people with a passion for life on or by the water are predicted to attend the show this year, with the average household income of visitors said to be approximately £100,000.
“While some will be focused on securing their next luxury yacht, many will instead be looking for a beautiful place to buy in their favourite marina or harbour.
“That’s why we think it is essential for anybody selling in the current market to have their property displayed in Southampton next month.
“We are the only estate agent exhibiting at the boat show, giving us the advantage of being able to reach an audience our competitors simply cannot.”
Leaders Waterside also advertises all of its properties for sale and to rent on Rightmove, Zoopla and the hugely successful leaders.co.uk, which attracts more than 125,000 visitors each month. This is complemented by national television and radio campaigns.
For more information on putting your property on the market and benefiting from it being advertised at the Southampton Boat Show, please contact Leaders Waterside in:
Ocean Village, Southampton on 02380 632288
Port Solent, Portsmouth: 023 9220 0800
Gunwharf Quays Portsmouth: 023 9277 7077
Brighton Marina: 01273 622007
Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne: 01323 769769