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21 November
Nov 21
21st November 2020

Rightmove reported this week that National sales agreed are up 50% on October last year, and they now estimate’s 650,000 sales are currently going through the buying and selling process, 67% more than at the same time in 2019. They went on to say that in the West Midlands the average asking price currently is £243,507, which represents an annual increase of 7.3% over the last 12 months. From the point of instruction to agreeing a sale, the average time is 47 days which is the shortest period ...

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14 November
Nov 14
14th November 2020

Another busy week registering potential new buyers and arranging viewings. 184 new applicants registered, 229 viewings arranged and 44 new offers. Even in lockdown, we remain open and urgently need more properties to sell.   The timing of the current lockdown has made many sellers bring forward their decision to sell next year, but buyers are still looking to buy. With the announcement of a vaccine, the economy recovering strongly, and the stamp duty exemptions now really is a perfect time to...

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12 November
Nov 12
12th November 2020

Traditionally at this time of year, many sellers decide that they will market their home in the New Year, and we understand why a seller would choose to do this in a "normal" year.   2020 has been far from normal, and the traditional ebb and flow of market forces do not apply to this year! Ever since the original lockdown ended buyer activity has been stronger than seller activity, and this has meant that in many cases new properties to the market have sold quickly. Asking prices have been ac...

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6 November
Nov 6
6th November 2020

After the lockdown announcement on Saturday, it was a slow start to the week while everyone worked out what they could and could not do. Although activity has been slower than usual from Thursday, it started to pick up again. Once again, buyer enquiries are steady. Most buyers are aware that they need to buy this year to guarantee that they will be able to take advantage of the stamp duty exemptions. Zoopla issued a graph (pictured) highlighting the percentage of agreed sales that normally compl...

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2 November
Nov 2
2nd November 2020

Based on the revised guidance from Government Estate Agents, Solicitors, Surveyors, Removal companies and associated trades, people will remain open provided that they operate in a COVID compliant way.   We continue to operate with limited staff working within our offices with the remainder working from home. Our offices will continue to operate on an appointment-only basis, and all visitors will be asked to wear a mask, but we are here to help you....

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