.Spring sunshine, the extension to the Stamp Duty holiday and the relaxation of restrictions has continued to support buyer demand. Now is a great time to sell your home in Sittingbourne.
Are there buyers?
In short yes! Properties sold faster in the first two weeks of April than ever previously recorded according to Rightmove, 23% of properties sold in March ‘sale agreed’ within just one week.
What can they buy?
As fantastic as this surge of buyers is, there is a problem: demand is outstripped by supply, there are just not enough houses on the market for them to buy. This is not an issue limited to Sittingbourne; Rightmove figures also show that seller numbers are down by 21% from last year. In a sellers’ market such as this, it means that any home on the market will receive lots of attention. Especially if it is priced correctly and marketed properly.
What do they need?
Today’s buyers know exactly what they want. This last year has given everyone a different perspective on personal needs. This might now include space to work from home. Many large corporations have have announced that they going to reduce current office footprint in favour of a new approach that enables more people to work from home and flexible working. It is believed that the post-Covid working environment will be very different to what it was just over 12 months ago.
This huge change in the global working culture means that now more than ever before, a space to work is essential, whether that’s from home or an office hub. We have seen over the past year many home offices being built in gardens and in converted garages. It is therefore worth thinking about presenting an ‘office space’ in your property when you decide to place your home on the market.
A fresh start
There is no doubt that the idea of a post-Covid fresh start is extremely alluring. The idea that when June arrives, you will be able to enjoy your freedom in a wonderful new home. We know that many of you in Sittingbourne and beyond have invested in your properties over the last year. The queues at the DIY stores and the difficulty of finding certain shades of paint and materials was testament to this. All your hard work and creativity may give you some good news when we come to value your property.
Why wouldn’t you want to sell your home when there is an abundance of buyers and a lack of properties available? We can have your home marketed quickly. To ensure you can make the most of the buyer demand. If you’re thinking of moving, now is a great time to sell your Sittingbourne home.