January Property Market Update

Help to Buy   |   Help to sell   |   Thinking of Selling   |   January 4, 2024   |   Liz


Welcome to the monthly Property Market Update from Harrisons Homes.

Every January crystal balls are polished and predictions about the property market come in from all directions. Banks, building societies, surveyors, media outlets and property portals all have their own ideas about what the coming year will hold for those looking to move.

Here at Harrisons we believe in giving straight talking advice based on what’s happening in our local area, because that’s what really matters to anyone who wants to sell or buy a home.

For sellers

Last year more than a third of property transactions in the UK fell through before completing. It’s a huge statistic because the emotional effects can be heartbreaking, putting plans on hold and throwing months of work out of the window.

We offer a way to protect yourself and your sale with our reservation agreements. Once a sale has been agreed, both buyer and seller make a binding commitment to terms recommended by HM Government and underwritten by The Law Society.

We are the only estate agent in our area who recommends Reservation Agreements on every sale. Here’s some more information:


For buyers

We believe in providing the best service for all of our clients and of course that includes buyers.

Today many other agents rely too heavily on property portals to market and sell homes. We really get to know our buyers and understand their needs. This means we have serious buyers ready to view, in a position to make offers on the homes we sell.

It’s also how we start matching buyers with properties even before they ‘go live’ on Rightmove and other websites. Our unique Heads Up Registration Service is just one of the ways we are proud to be different while avoiding using any gimmicks.

More details here:


Get moving in 2024!

Both sales and demand across the UK were almost a fifth higher in the final weeks of 2023 than they were the previous year. Add to that average mortgage rates having fallen for 19 consecutive weeks and we enter 2024 with things looking very positive for all sides of the market.

So if you’re looking for the best advice and service to help you sell, buy, rent or let a home in Sittingbourne and the surrounding areas, email or call us on 01795 474848 and let us help make this a very Happy New Year for you!

All the best

Chris & the Harrisons Homes team


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