A savvy investor should have an exit strategy. Without this, you will tie yourself up in property choices that are hard to sell (therefore affecting value).
While our sales cycles at Baron & Cabot take around 10 days, the average for a UK estate agent would be around 12 weeks including the legal work that are needed to go through.
Understanding if your property would sell quickly if you really needed the money can be important. If this is important to you, focus on high-density central locations where there is a lot of competition for property up for sale. While a property outside of the city can take a while to sell, a well priced central location can sell in a matter of weeks if not days.