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Relevant news on the UK property market and what it means for sellers

Stamp duty cut saves buyers up to £15,000

Activity remains at the lower to mid-levels. Prime activity is lower but those applicants that are active are real.

10 Jul 2020

Prime property buyers thinning out

Few new prime buyers are entering the market, so active applicants are all already listed with agents. Relisting is required to maintain viewing momentum at the top end of the market.

3 Jul 2020

First time buyers holding up prices

First time buyers are keenly purchasing property with outside space. Investors have backed off waiting for a softer market later in 2020.

26 Jun 2020

Viewings slow as buyers back to work

In-person viewings slow down as pent up demand eases and buyers go back to work. Prices remain firm and listing volumes normalised.

19 Jun 2020

Listings back to pre-covid level

Listings fully recovered to pre-covid level. Demand from buyers is high but patchy, 3D virtual tours working well. Significant delays in mortgage valuations being booked in.

12 Jun 2020

Prices retrace, listings catching up

UK house price index fell -1.7% from April to May, largest mom drop since 2009. Whilst this sounds bad, so far it represents only a retracement of strong "up months" in March and April . Buyer enquiry volume is high but viewing volumes are 50% of what they normally would be due to safety restrictions. 3D tours remain popular. Seller listings volumes now only -26% below February as sellers continue to re-engage.

5 Jun 2020

Catch the demand surge before supply arrives

Lots of enquiries with phone "ringing off the hook". Large surge in pent up listings last week pulled back this week. Offers are currently high quality but seeking a discount.

28 May 2020

The bounce off the bottom

Listings off the bottom. Now -55% down from pre-covid level. Strong rebound in listings the South: London back to early January levels. Some buyers trying to renegotiate prices but relistings are seeing lots of interest (virtual and physical) - don’t be hustled!

22 May 2020

Property market reopens - top 5 tips for sellers

Last night the government lifted restrictions on the estate agency sector permitting viewings. Here are our top 5 tips for sellers in light of this.

13 May 2020

Listings off the lows

Listings are up +30% week-on-week off the lows. Still -74% down from February. Agents awaiting announcement for indications on when they can host viewings. Buyer enquiries are rising.

8 May 2020

Property market warming up

Daily listings are 83% lower than February. Agents are seeing buyers (cash and low LTV) coming back to the market. Listings creating shortage of property on the market - sellers get prepared.

1 May 2020

Estate agent fees: the essential guide for 2020

How much do estate agents charge in the UK? It’s one of the first questions you’re likely to ask when you come to sell your home. So we’ve gathered the latest advice from our home selling team to bring you this essential guide to UK estate agent fees in 2020.

24 Dec 2019

House not selling?

When your house isn’t selling, you feel like you’re stuck in a holding pattern. Perhaps you’ve even missed out on your dream next home as a result. We’re going to take a look at the reasons houses don’t sell and explain why going multi-agent could be the answer.

1 Nov 2019

Changing estate agents

An estate agent not performing is one of the key reasons that house sales falter. So the reality is you probably need to change your estate agent. That sounds like it should be simple, but sellers often find switching agents more complex than they first thought. Here, we explore what you need to consider.

18 Oct 2019

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