What a surprisingly brilliant month!
We love our job but, to be honest none of us look forward to working in August as traditionally it is one of the quietest months. The schools are out meaning parents are busy entertaining their children, and usually the sun is out too meaning all the casual viewers find other things to do which stops them being tempted in to buying their next home. This August was different though, the schools and sun have both been out but so have lot of buyers, looking for their dream homes.
We agreed a lot of new sales over the last 31 days and at the same time, many of the sales we had previously agreed at the start of the summer reached their conclusion meaning August has exceeded all our expectations. The market is still tough, and things do not always go as we would like however the number of viewings, offers and ultimately sales have added to the strong results from June & July.
September is traditionally the 2nd peak of the year’s activity after the Spring market and so, if you are thinking of selling then getting your property advertised early in the month should mean you’ll experience plenty of interest. If you still harbour ambitions of being in a new home in 2019 then you really do need to get the ball rolling soon.
Sales agreed: 18
Exchanges/completions: 21 (our best ever single month)
Peter Oliver team mood: Delighted