As we start a new year, we can’t help but think back to June 2020, the month when the initial lockdown ended, and the housing market reopened.
From buyers getting back on track after their housing journey had been stalled, to those who decided they needed a home better suited to their needs after spending so much time there, the housing market very quickly made a strong recovery.
It remained strong throughout the rest of the year and, towards the end of 2020, we started to see fewer homes coming onto the market but the same number of buyers, creating conditions for sellers to thrive. But what will 2021 have in store?
As the market toughens existing home owners may be more reluctant to bring their homes to market. And, with many housebuilders now forward sold well into 2021, new-build homes may not be ready for customers to move into for quite some time.
If you’re a housebuilder and want to keep that sales pipeline flowing, what do you do next?
Consider The Property Perspective as your ‘Plan B’; our experienced team is perfectly placed to help your sales thrive in a tough market.
We’re used to managing long anticipated completion dates and our account managers are experienced at dealing with this scenario to create the best outcome for the vendor and the housebuilder.
Let us manage your Agency Assist scheme and we can reassure customers that it’s never too early to market their own homes. We will help them manage the timing of their own sale and guide them through the transition. Regular communication will keep everyone in the chain updated.
And if sales start taking a little longer to achieve, our bespoke marketing plans are designed to create timed peaks in interest to give individual properties more exposure compared with those being marketed by a sole local estate agent.
Housebuilders may find that more of their customers start asking for Part Exchange – so they have the guarantee both of selling their existing home and securing the brand new home they want.
That’s our forte too. We’ve been managing Part Exchange schemes for the last 13 years and our in-house valuers have exactly the right knowledge and experience to value for just such a transaction, making sure the housebuilder and the vendor can come to a mutual agreement. Even in a pandemic they’ve proved they can still turn round valuations within a working week.
Existing Property Perspective housebuilder clients are guaranteed our full support through whatever challenges 2021 may bring; and those new to our services can look forward to some exceptional and extensive support.
Property Perspective are Part Exchange and Agency Assist experts, offering seven days a week service, speedy valuations and expert advice, all backed by relevant housebuilder and property industry experience. See www.thepropertyperspective.co.uk or call 0845 6800 262 for more information.