Back to work after paternity leave, I’m trying to catch up on the market post-Budget — after stealing some sleep on the Tube on the way in. The team welcome me back with a coffee waiting for me on my desk.
We all love a property with a happy atmosphere and in order to make sure a buyer’s attitude doesn’t stink after viewing your house here are some ideas to make sure your property is smelling as fresh as a daisy!
Monday - Unexpectedly warm weather for the time of year is boosting viewing numbers, with some buyers looking to be in new homes by Christmas. The forecast looks good so I am hoping it will be a busy week for us.
Monday - Our lettings business goes bonkers in September, with more than 100 enquiries most Monday mornings after the weekend’s activity. To maintain our high standards of service we’ve recruited extra help just so we can deal with the sheer volume.
It comes as no surprise as I write this, being a central London estate agent, that the recent Rightmove price index shows a drop in house prices for the fifth month in a row. However slight the drop, it’s the transaction numbers which really tell the story – down by 75,000 compared to June.
Monday - After a weekend of browsing by potential customers, Monday morning is when new enquiries arrive and the quality of these is normally a sign as to how the week is going to go. Although we are in August, the enquiries both on sales and lettings are good, so we all get on with calls and viewings.