Spring has arrived and with it the sunshine to brighten up our days – a real tonic after a challenging few months living under lockdown 3.0. With the success of the vaccine roll-out and the gradual easing of restrictions, the future suddenly seems a lot brighter too.
For those looking to sell, the Spring market is already looking exceptionally buoyant. Rightmove has declared it the “strongest spring sellers’ market in the past decade” reporting record numbers of visitors to their site – 40% up on this time last year. March saw a rise in the average property price of 0.8% (+ £2,484) and a 12% uplift in sales agreed year on year. Here at Perry Bishop, our results mirror Rightmove’s findings – we sold an incredible 120 properties in March and were pleased to have helped several families and individuals in our region move on to the next chapter in their lives.
It appears that the trend of working from home, at least some of the time, will continue even after all restrictions have been lifted. This is fuelling a flight from our cities and driving up demand for property in our part of the world. And it comes as no surprise that top of the wish lists for those looking to move is outside space and an office for homeworking.
Although the lifting of restrictions makes the process of looking for and buying a property that much easier, your safety continues to be our main priority. We are set up to conduct both valuations and viewings either in person, following strict national guidelines, or remotely.
If you’re struggling to find exactly what you’re looking for do consider taking advantage of our low-key marketing service – your property is brought to the market on a discreet basis and only buyers willing to wait and give you time to find an onward purchase are notified, ensuring you’re in the best position when the right property comes along.
Do get in touch if you’re thinking about a move this Spring and would like to find out how much your property is currently worth. We’re here to answer any of your property-related questions. Our award-winning teams look forward to helping you.