Colchester has a rising young and commuter population looking to buy houses through Colchester Estate Agents.
The historic town of Colchester has long been an attractive option for buyers. The influx of buyers in the Essex area looking for property within commuting distance of London has made it an equally interesting proposition for sellers. City workers and young families will be joining an already rising under 40’s population in Colchester, suggesting a rise in first-time buyers in the area. It’s a good time to sell, but how do you find the best Colchester estate agents to sell with?
To help you make an informed decision we’ve written a guide to the best agents in Colchester, featuring input and opinions from Movewise experts with more than 17 years of experience in the property market.
Learn more about selling your house in Colchester with our Living in Colchester guide.
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Movewise works with the best estate agents in your area on your behalf, allowing you to:
Take advantage of Colchester’s increasing popularity with commuters
Find the best estate agent in Colchester to help sell your house
Access sales figures to decide the best time to sell for the most profit
Here are the best estate agents in Colchester who we will look to list your property with.
Established in 2013, Michaels Property Consultants bring over 30 years of combined experience and extensive knowledge of the local area to their Colchester branch. You can find this branch on the quaint Crouch Street.
They have a 4.1/5 star rating on Google Reviews based on 49 reviews, with many highlighting their professionalism.
Michaels offers the Prestige Collection for high-value homes. This bespoke experience includes specialist customer service, tailored marketing of the property and professional presentation and advertisement.
Saxons were established in 2001 by directors with over 50 combined years of experience in the property industry. Their prominent office is located on Colchester high street.
They have a reviews section on their website with an average score of 4.5/5 and a 3/5 score on Get an Agent based on 74 reviews.
Part of the UK’s largest independent estate agents, Haart has a huge knowledge of the local area and its benefits. Their Colchester branch is located on Head Street.
Haart has a regional Trustpilot score of 4.5/5 with over 2,000 reviews, showing an excellent level of customer service across their brand. They are multi-award winning and also operate a dedicated financial and legal service with a national home valuation business called Valunation.
Jacksons was established in 2007 and have become one of the most prominent agents in the Essex area. Their Colchester branch can be found on Caelum Drive.
On All Agents they have an average 4.1/5 rating based on 191 reviews. They also have numerous reviews on their website.
Jacksons commit to showing your home to the widest range of buyers to attract as much interest as possible, ensuring all buyers are vetted before sale.
Leaders is a large independent residential property group specialising in sales and buy-to-let. Established in 1983, their Colchester branch can be found in Headgate.
Leaders has a national 4/5 rating on reputation.com nationally. Their Colchester branch has a 4.2 Google Reviews rating from 152 reviews.
When selling through Leaders, you receive upgraded property marketing in the form of a premium brochure and premier listings on both Rightmove and Zoopla (worth more than £250) free of charge.
Beresfords opened in 1997 offering considerable experience and knowledge of country and village properties in the local area. The Colchester branch can be found on Long Wyre Street.
Beresfords has a 4.9/5 service rating with Feefo from 115 reviews, earning them a Gold Trust Service Award. They are members of all recognised professional bodies including the National Association of Estate Agents. Beresfords has been awarded best estate agency in Essex six years running.
Family-owned independent estate agents Boydens trace the origins of the business back to 1852, with the first residential property business opening in Blackheath, Colchester in 1966. Today their current branch can be found on Crouch Street.
They have an average 4.5/5 rating based on 30 reviews on their company website. On Google Reviews their Colchester branch has a 3.9/5 average from 54 reviews.
Boydens pride themselves on extensive knowledge of the local area, and use extensive online and print marketing to sell their properties. Their superior homes service is a tailored experience for selling specialist properties.
Stanford’s is family-run and focus on delivering exceptional service and keeping up to date with the developing lettings sector. They were established in 1879, with their current day Colchester branch found on Wyncolls Road. They have a unique experience in working with farm and rural properties.
Stanford’s All Agents score is 4.9/5 from 102 reviews, with a 5 star rating from 19 reviews for their Colchester branch on GEtAgent.
Using data from home.co.uk, we’ve compiled a list of key stats for house sellers in Colchester, giving you a thorough idea of the selling environment in the area.
In the month of August 2019, you can see there was a total of 249 property sales at an average sale price of £269,785. This figure includes flats and their sale price.
Semi-detached properties were the most popular, with terraced and detached houses closer in sales numbers.
|House Sale Prices|
|Number of Properties Sold||Average Sale Price|
This table compares the number of houses sold and their selling price in Colchester in both August 2018 and August 2019.
Sales figures dropped for all property types except semi-detached, while the average selling price grew for all types except detached.
|Number of Properties Sold|
|August 2018||August 2019|
|Number of Sales||Average Selling Price||Number of Sales||Average Selling Price|
The table below compares the average asking price of properties in Colchester in November 2018 and November 2019. You can also see the number of properties listed for sale in Colchester in this period.
|November 2018||November 2019|
|Number of Properties||Average Asking Price||Number of Properties||Average Asking Price|
The table below compares the average selling time of properties by property type in Colchester over a 90 day period. In total 499 properties were sold at an average selling time of 126 days.
|Selling Time (Over 90 Day Period)|
|Number of Properties Sold||Average Sale Time|
|Detached Homes||116||106 Days|
|Semi-Detached Homes||180||117 Days|
|Terraced Homes||65||108 Days|
The table below compares the average time a property spent on the market in Colchester in both November 2018 and November 2019. Note that this does not mean the property was sold, it simply records how long it was listed as for sale.
|Time on Market|
|November 2018||November 2018|
|Number of Properties||Average Time on Market||Number of Properties||Average Time on Market|
|Detached Homes||400||117 Days||372||143 Days|
|Semi-Detached Homes||345||92 Days||355||11 Days|
|Terraced Homes||194||96 Days||174||123 Days|
There are obvious benefits to selling in Colchester right now. With the information above in mind, use our Best Agent service to find the Colchester estate agent that fits your property and needs.
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