Spring…a surprise!

1 April 2021

The daffodils are standing tall, the clocks have gone forward, lambs are gamboling playfully in the fields and the Easter Bunny is eagerly anticipated across the land.  It is fair to say that spring has sprung!

But one traditional seasonal event has failed to come to pass this year; the Easter Parade of new instructions at which spring buyers keenly leap is nowhere to be seen.  Usually at this time of year we are busily preparing to launch a selection of chocolate-box cottages, an assortment of mint period beauties and a variety of choice barns, but this year… rather surprisingly the shelves are bare.

We hope that as restrictions ease, more sellers may think about coming to market, but right now the shortage of stock is resulting in a particularly volatile market.

It is increasingly commonplace for sellers to receive multiple offers within a short time of marketing and in a number of recent instances our clients have achieved truly exceptional prices as a consequence.  It is not over-egging it to say that it is very much a seller’s market.

Currently there are a large number of highly-motivated, top quality buyers missing out on houses – it’s enough to make anyone a hot cross bunny!

So, our advice to anyone thinking of selling this year?  Don’t delay…get hopping!