Selling and empty home is no different to selling any other type of property.

For the best advice on selling your property you are advised to contact a local estate agent who will be able to value the property and market it.

Local Estate Agents

Philip Evans Estates 22 Chalybeate Street, Aberystwyth, SY23 1HX 01970 625333
Alexanders Cambrian Chambers, Terrace Road, Aberystwyth, SY23 1NY 01970 636000
John Francis 5 Terrace Road, Aberystwyth, SY23 1NY 01970 630721
  8 Alban Square, Aberaeron, SA46 0AD 01545 570990
  8 Harford Square, Lampeter, SA48 7DX 01570 422846
  Corner House, High Street, Cardigan, SA43 1JG 01239 612080
Lloyd Herbert & Jones 10 Chalybeate Street, Aberystwyth 01970 612559
  Station Road, Tregaron, SY25 6HU 01974 298645
Aled Ellis and Co 16 Terrace Road, Aberystwyth, SY23 1NP 01970 626160
Jim Raw Rees 1-3 Chalybeate Street, Aberystwyth, SY23 1HS 01970 617179
Shearer and Morris 23 Terrace Road, Aberystwyth, SY23 1NP 01970 625020
Morgan and Davies 12 Harford Square, Lampeter, SA48 7DT 01570 423623
  6 Market Street, Aberaeron, SA46 0AS 01545 571600
Evans Bro 1 Market Street, Aberaeron, SA46 0AS 01545 570462
  39 High Street, Lampeter, SA48 7BB 01570 422395
Fred Davies & Co Awelfryn, Llandysul, SA44 6JA 01545 580005
West Wales Properties 10 High Street, Cardigan, SA43 1HJ 01239 615915
  1 Cawdor Terrace, Newcastle Emlyn, SA38 9AS 01239 712760
JJ Morris 5 High Street, Cardigan, SA43 1HJ 01239 612343
Dai Lewis Bronest, Wind Street, Llandysul, SA44 4BD 01559 363401
Alan Thomas 3 Emlyn Square, Newcastle Emlyn, SA38 9BG 01239 710790
Fred Rees & Co 42 St Mary Street, Cardigan, SA43 1HA 01239 612464
Ceredigion Homes Gerlan, Aberbanc, Llandysul, SA44 5NP 01559 370037

Specialist Estate Agents

You may wish to approach an estate agent that specialises in empty properties. This type of agent would market the property to a particular group such as developers or investors looking specifically for an empty dwelling to convert or renovate.

Specialist websites include:

Auctions

Another effective way of selling your property is by auction. Prospective buyers make bids for the property on the auction day and the successful (highest) bidder must go through with the purchase within a specified number of days. Auctions are a quick and decisive way of selling. Once the hammer has fallen a binding contract of sale is established.

This can be an effective way to dispose of property which is difficult to sell and often results in a good price being achieved for dilapidated property.

A great advantage of an auction sale is that the audience is usually made up of developers, cash buyers, investors and portfolio landlords who may well have different requirements to prospective homeowners buying at an estate agent.

Speak to a local estate agent or auctioneer about auctions held in the area.

Choosing the right auctioneer is important. Clearly trying to sell an old wreck in an auction specialising in prestige mansions isn’t the best idea. Different auction houses attract different client groups and picking the one most likely to be interested in your property is a good way of choosing. Other factors you should consider are the size of the potential attendance at the auction; the more people that attend the more likely that a property is going to sell.

Look for the success rates of different auction houses. They vary between 60 and 90 percent. And lastly look for the fees, these vary too, but don’t forget that a good auction house that achieves good sales price will be better value even if its fees are higher.

The seller is normally charged a fee by the auctioneer this covers a proportion of the cost of marketing the property and running the auction. This fee has to be paid even if the property is not sold. In addition if the property is sold the seller pays a commission to the auctioneer in much the same way an estate agent does. Charges are similar to estate agents fees. In addition most auctioneers charge a small buyers fee that is paid by the buyer if they are the successful bidder.

Selling to Housing Associations

Selling to one of the local Housing Associations may also be an option. Due to the Right to Buy, Housing Associations have lost a substantial amount of their stock over the years and can be interested in purchasing back empty properties in order to increase their housing stock. This is particularly true of empty properties that are next to or in the neighbourhood of their existing housing stock. Ceredigion County Council does not own any housing stock but you may be able to contact the following Housing Associations within the county.

Mid Wales Housing Ffordd Croesawdy, newtown, Powys, SY16 1AL 0300 111 3030
Tai Wales & West Housing West Wales Office, Cwrt y Llan, Church Lane, Newcastle Emlyn, SA38 9AB 01239 712000
Tai Ceredigion Pont Steffan Business Park / Unit 4, Lampeter, SA48 7HH 0345 606 7654