Read our latest Property Preview here which contains, on the following pages, a selection of houses new to the market or where prices have been adjusted. A number of these are available “off-market”, and therefore are not currently advertised on the internet.
If you would like further information on any of the property listed please contact the relevant office.
At the outset of 2020 all the signals pointed to a very productive year ahead. In the first 8 weeks our statistics showed agreed sales, viewings and valuations were all up by over 50% compared to the same period in 2019. We had not thought that come the middle of March, almost all property related activity would be frozen by the Covid-19 pandemic. Although we, like everyone else were required to close our offices during the first lockdown, we had already invested in new technology and enabling us to work very effectively from home and continue to support the early sales that had been agreed. However, an extraordinary rise from the ashes occurred and the property market leapt into action once lockdown was reviewed.
Naturally, the Stamp Duty threshold incentive and low interest rates helped, but also a wake-up call to many that a move to the country was the prudent thing to do, particularly as it became increasingly evident that a vast majority of us could work from home. We believe an increased reliance and enthusiasm for digital marketing also had a major bearing on our markets and we have seen an 8-fold increase in enquiries.
Across our four offices we have achieved record numbers of transactions this year. Whilst there is much speculation as to what the property market holds for us all in 2021, if you are thinking of moving, do not worry about short term market trends, incentives, and price fluctuations. Move because you would like to and the time is right for you.
Best wishes and fingers crossed for a kinder and healthy 2021 and we look forward to helping you all with your house sales and purchases.