Whilst the current crisis is bringing uncertainty to many, there are still a lot of people looking to buy or sell property especially following the initial lockdown and, if past years are to go by, that interest in property is very likely to increase as Christmas passes and as we enter the New Year. That could be great news for sellers.
It follows reports from Rightmove, the well-known property portal, which highlighted that 150 million visitors went to its website in the weeks after Christmas last year indicating a huge appetite from people to find properties to buy during this period. And, it supports our figures too. At Reeds Rains we saw over 500,000 visits to our website – a massive increase over just a few weeks (*) and confirmation, we believe, that, if you are thinking about selling, now might be the time to come to us for help.
The reason is that, despite the current restriction, at Reeds Rains we’re continuing to offer comprehensive support to our sellers (and buyers) whilst still following all official government guidelines to prevent the transmission of the coronavirus. As an example as well as continuing to offer comprehensive marketing packages (which includes promotion via Rightmove, Zoopla, our website and social media) we’ve introduced appointment only branch visits, safe valuation processes, 360° virtual viewings for buyers as well as advice and guidance on what should happen at property viewings. It should support any house sale. We also have a dedicated team who are able to continually monitor developments within the industry, and within government, so that we can inform both our customers and staff quickly and effectively about what they need to do to keep safe and keep their transaction flowing. Our special coronavirus section explains all as does our special Seller Q&A.
So, if you don’t want to miss out on the peak time to sell, why not get in touch with one of our branches and make sure that you are ready to take advantage of the post-Christmas activity to come and perhaps ensure that, despite what this year has brought, you can begin the new one more positively.
SAVE MONEY TOO: If you sign an Estate Agency Agreement with us between 27th November 2020 and 5th December 2020 you could take advantage of our great Black Friday offer of 50% discount off your marketing pack with us. Find out more on our website during this period.
*Google Analytics 26th December 2019 – 31st January 2020