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The housing market in market drayton

Sandwiched between Shrewsbury and Stoke-on-Trent, along the banks of the Shropshire Union Canal, is the delightful market town of Market Drayton. Heres everything you need to know if youre considering selling, buying or letting in this beautiful corner of North Shropshire.

What are the types of housing stock?

The majority of properties in the town are detached, complimented with a mixture of semi’s, townhouses and apartments mean there is something for everyone in Market Drayton. During the 1970’s and 1980’s, the town grew significantly resulting in a variety of houses for sale. From stunning period properties to modern and new build.

Check out our extraordinary property in Newtown – at over 3,300 square feet this home has to be viewed to appreciate why it's referred to as the TARDIS fully. 

 How much is my house worth?

What is my house in Market Drayton worth?

A property search of Market Drayton could give you the impression that Drayton is quite new, due to the number of properties built within the last 40 years. But anyone who has walked past the Tudor House Hotel, St. Marys Church, Tyrley Locks and along the Aqueduct will know that there is a lot of history to love about living in Market Drayton.

What is my house worth?

Where to buy or let in Market Drayton?

Properties for sale – Popular cul-de-sacs include Drayton Grove. Homes in this area are popular with families looking to get into catchment areas for Market Drayton infant school and nursery.  Also Marley Mount Crescent boasts sensitive architecture within an easy walk of the bustling retail centre. There are also new houses going up along the A53 that are attracting mature couples looking to downsize to easy to maintain properties and young families in search of low maintenance living.  For those looking for a more established community, Waterside Drive remains popular because of its access to the waterways of the Shropshire Union canal, leisure club and amenities.

Properties to let – Demand for rental properties is high in Market Drayton, with demand outstripping supply. Unlike Stoke-on-Trent with its Universities and Hospitals, the number of properties available to rent in Drayton is currently short of the demand. During 2017 we saw an increase in the number of young couples enquiring about renting for the first time and a steady flow of recently single adults looking for 6,12 or 18 months rentals.


2018 is the year to sell your home in Market Drayton

how to sell your home in Market Drayton

“Overall the housing market in Market Drayton is positive. We’ve seen more enquires throughout January than the same period last year. And we expect this to increase again as we head into April. So putting your house on at the correct price as we head into spring will greatly improve the speed of sale. The exceptions being some of the unique period properties that take a buyer who is committed to preserving or enhancing an older property."

Michelle J Critchley M.N.A.E.A Market Drayton office

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Did you know?

Since 1817, the artisan bakers of Market Drayton, have been keeping a closely guarded secret; the coveted recipe of Billington’s Gingerbread?  It’s just one of the reasons people in Market Drayton Love where they live.

To start your move, give Michelle in our Market Drayton office a call today on 01630 655 535 and live where you love.

Top 5 benefits

Over recent years, we have seen a sharp rise in online or DIY estate agencies offering a cheap service for cheap prices, and lacking an appreciation for the individual customer. They demand upfront fixed fees, but give little in return; sometimes they don’t even sell your house!


That’s not how we do things at Follwells. We are a full-service estate agency dedicated to selling your property and helping you get into your new home. We deliver a high quality service, offering exceptional added value and expert guidance throughout the sales process.

Not convinced? Well, recently, we helped Norma, from Bradwell, sell her house and move into her dream retirement apartment – right opposite her friend! For over three months, she hadn’t heard from her existing agent - not even a courtesy call with an update. We were happy to offer her immediate advice and take on her property.

Four weeks and 14 viewings later, we were negotiating an acceptable offer for Norma.

Here’s what she had to say:

“Follwells made the whole process easy and stress free and the whole team were so helpful and friendly. They really understood my motivation to move and joined in my excitement for the next chapter in my life.”

 So, here are what we think are the top five incredible benefits of using a full-service estate agent rather than a cheaper online alternative:

Property expertise

Follwells is a family owned and run firm with over 25 years experience, operating in and around Market Drayton and Newcastle-under-Lyme. We know the local property market inside and out, offering reliable valuations and professional surveys across Staffordshire and Shropshire.

DIY agents are notorious for overvaluing properties and disappointing sellers. In a recent survey by, over 70% of properties had to be reduced in order to sell when valued by an online agent . When we value a property, we take into account lots of factors that may affect the value, and our local knowledge and affinity to the area helps to ensure we don’t get it wrong.


Marketing Services

We think the mark of a good estate agent is how they showcase your property to achieve maximum impact and exposure. We advise you how best to present your home to appeal to buyers before producing a full colour brochure, including flattering wide-angle images and a detailed floor plan. We also list on all the major property portals, boosting your house to a Featured Property within the first 28 days with the option of a Premium Listing – the more people who see your property, the better!


Viewing and Sales Chasing

Unfortunately, you’re usually on your own with DIY agents when it comes to viewings, which can be scary and extremely stressful. Selling your house through a local estate agent will give them the responsibility of arranging viewings and making sure the entire sales process runs smoothly (we qualify buyers). They will follow-up on any viewings and, if the buyer isn’t interested, get constructive feedback about the property.

Our team pride themselves on maintaining communication with both buyers and sellers, ensuring you receive regular updates and are always aware of the next steps. You want to know what’s going on, right?


Skilful Negotiators

Allowing your estate agent to handle your negotiating, rather than trying to do it yourself will ensure you achieve the best price for your property. You will never get full sales potential with a DIY agent, as they are paid up-front fixed fees, so have no incentive to push for a higher price – does that sound like the best way to achieve a sale?

At Follwells, we only receive an after-sales commission, meaning we’re motivated to negotiate with the prospective buyer and get the best possible price for your property. If your sale doesn’t complete, we don’t get paid!

Hassle-free selling

Our team strives to make your selling experience as stress-free as possible, from the initial valuation right up until you receive the keys to your new home. We understand that selling your property can be overwhelming at times, and you want to enjoy this exciting experience, don’t you?

As a full-service agent we take the pressure off and expertly handle everything, so you and your family can celebrate your move and embrace the possibilities a new home offers.


Thinking of selling your property? Speak to a member of our team to arrange a free valuation.

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