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Spring has Sprung!

The long awaited signs of Spring are arriving at last…not so much daffodils and new lambs but For Sale and Sold boards appearing all over our area of Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and the West Midlands.  It would seem that the green shoots of an improving economy have really started to take hold.

The property market’s seen an unusual few months.  At Andrew Grant we have noticed business steadily growing in what are traditionally the quiet periods over Christmas and into the New Year.  Those new vendors who listened to the advice of agents and opted to come onto the market sooner rather than wait have, in many cases, reaped the benefits, with lots of interest and often competing buyers.

Many existing vendors have enjoyed a bit of a renaissance too. With too few properties to go around those who were keen to view – or certainly so it seemed – buyers began to take a fresh look at some of those properties which have lingered on the market a little longer than the owners had hoped, and discovered that ‘new’ doesn’t always mean ‘better’. After months of looking on enviously at those vendors selling at the lower end of the market enjoying block viewings and swift sales, those selling higher in the property price ranges have suddenly had to start cleaning the windows and sweeping up the leaves ready for viewings again too as the surge in sales allows the former to make their next move up the property price ladder.

There are other signs of the sun really starting to shine on the property market again too. Properties in high price ranges can be unique – and tricky to value – and can be prey to buyers making speculative low offers, particularly where the house has started to look a bit too comfy on Rightmove.  The brisk market has given vendors greater confidence to hold firm to the asking price – in fact, some of Andrew Grant’s  vendors have opted for a ‘fixed price’ strategy to clear away any doubt about the level of offer they will consider. Let the over-thrifty buyer beware…the bargain hunting days may well be over!

As the owner of a property, it’s an exciting time to be joining the market. With databases filling up with potential buyers ready to spend on their next move, agents will court your business more than ever, and you shouldn’t expect anything less than first class service.

Look for well-crafted marketing material, professional photography, exclusive and targeted advertising, and a fresh website presentation. But most importantly, expect a good relationship with your agency team who will be key to your success as a vendor and can make sure your home is seen by the clients it deserves.

Why choose Andrew Grant?  We have been specialising in the sale of property throughout the region for over 40 years.  We offer a bespoke and personal service.  When Andrew Grant first started this business his aim was to “make every seller feel like they were the only seller”.  This ethos is what our business is based upon.  We appreciate that selling your home is what the average person does every 7 years – we do it every day!

The marketing of your property will be promoted from one of our 11 regional branches based in Bromsgrove, Droitwich Spa, Kidderminster, Hereford, Ludlow, Malvern, Pershore, Redditch, Solihull , Stourbridge and Worcester  which allied to our vast internet coverage, provides an impressive and highly effective 24/7 service.

At Andrew Grant we know selling your home can be a very stressful time but we’ll endeavour to it make it as smooth as possible and do everything we can to support you along the way. 

 

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