Teresa Brewer FNAEA MARLA
Finlay Brewer Brook Green

Springing back to life?..... at the right price!

Spring is, technically, upon us now and we are looking forward to Easter and various bank holidays to spend time with friends and family. As the countryside springs to life, so do our thoughts of moving home.

In the garden, the joy in those first spring bulbs will be tempered by the need to do a bit of weeding and general tidying-up. And as the clocks go forward and the days lighten, there will be many of us getting ‘itchy feet’, looking to make a move so it may be time to do some tidying-up indoors too!

Things have been pretty unpredictable in the housing market over the last year. That’s not just down to Brexit and its impact on the economy – government policy, and Stamp Duty in particular has also muddied the waters considerably. The buy-to-let sector seems to have borne the brunt of new legislation and Landlords’ tax relief is being reduced. But the local market has been surprisingly resilient, properties priced correctly are selling and renting!

By pricing your property correctly, you’re giving your marketing a healthy kick-start. Instead of over-pricing your home and seeing it languish on the market before an inevitable price reduction, you’ll see savvy buyers and tenants, who will have done their own research, coming through the door and making offers.

So, if you are thinking of putting your house or flat onto the market, now is the time to give us a call. We can give you a realistic valuation and a few pointers to make sure that you put your property on the market looking as good as it can, at one of the best times of the year.

Well, that’s all from me for this month I’ll be back shortly.