We are really pleased to instigate the first Hunters Blog. We want this to be an easy and helpful way to update anyone who is interested in property in mid Sussex and further afield. We’ll try to keep you up to date on what’s new and what’s happening in the property market, hints and tips on buying, selling or renting a house.
The housing sector seems to change so rapidly these days and there are no predictable cyclical trends any more, so if you want to keep up to date what’s really happening or get the lowdown on interesting developments in the local market place, this is the place to come. Also, by joining us on Twitter you can continually keep updated through messages published there.
So what’s the market look like at the moment and how does it feel? We have definitely seen a rise in the levels of buyer activity through viewings arranged. These are mostly new sellers but there are still a notable number of first time buyers. We’ve also noticed that a lot of buyers who sold over the last couple of years and rented appear to be re-entering the market. They recognise that the market is changing and they need to consider their options more seriously. In our opinion, there is definitely a market out there for sensible buyers and sellers.
Accompanied or Unaccompanied Viewings?
The other common observation we’ve heard recently from many sellers is the apparent increase in unaccompanied viewings, especially at weekends. We have always taken the view that accompanying the vast majority of viewings will get the best results for both buyers and sellers because we get a more informed and personal feel for what people don’t like as much as what they do like. We can give a better service to buyers, matching candidate properties more closely with their need, and we get a far stronger understanding of the current view from the buying market so we can give better advice to sellers.