Spring has arrived and it has certainly started to shake the cobwebs out of the housing market!
Agents reported a slow start to the year, instruction levels were low despite valuations being pretty steady. April has seen things pick up, the sunshine has definitely helped. We’ve also seen an increase in enquiries and have recently taken on four new searches. Already we’ve secured houses for two of these clients within weeks of instruction! We’ve managed to be first through the door of one of the properties located in the popular Test Valley, and also many others that weren’t quite right for various reasons.
Maintaining good relationships with all the key agents in the area’s we cover is key to gaining access to these new instructions and off market houses, something we work hard at. What is visible on the main property portals such as Rightmove and On The Market is not always a true reflection of what is out there. If you look on ‘Rightmove Sold’ it will tell you a different story. A common question we’re asked when we first speak to clients is ‘how did we miss out on seeing these?’ It’s quite simple, they are offered discreetly to a small number of property finders and buyers. Hence the importance of strong connections to enable us to get our clients ahead of the queue.
If you are struggling to find that ideal home and are fed up with missing out on the hidden gems, do get in touch for an informal chat about how we can help you.