As the UK lifts out of lockdown, Dominic Parravani of Durrants suggests a chat over coffee to consider your next move.
The creator of Thomas the Tank Engine, the Reverend W Awdry, once said that the church was like a railway: both were trying to get people from one place to another.
Estate agents fall into the same category. We move people from one home to the next. And never has moving people seemed more important than now: because never have homes seemed more important to all of us as we battle to defeat the most deadly threat in our lives – and to our way of life – since World War II.
But something big is going on with homes. Our activity has gone through the roof in the past few weeks. The property portals are reporting the highest traffic to their sites – ever. In lockdown decisions to change – to move on – have been made and are now being acted upon.
It is at a time like this that estate agents become very useful indeed. It is their local expertise and market knowledge, which are so invaluable to sellers and buyers. Who’d have thought that houses and flats on dedicated cycle lanes would step up in value in only a few months? The answer is, an experienced estate agent.
So if you plan to move home, why not call us for a chat. Better still, arrange a Zoom meeting, Face Time or WhatsApp chat over a cup of coffee. You will find that we live in your area, we share and enjoy the same local facilities and we support the same local enterprises. More than that, you will find that we care in a way that goes beyond selling your property. We take care in moving our clients from one place to another.
Estate agents are engines of change. As James and Percy said to Thomas the Tank Engine, “We’re really useful engines, after all”.