Things may feel a little uncertain right now but Richard Stovold from Seymours in Guildford says ‘keep calm and carry on’.
It’s difficult to talk about the property market these days without mentioning the dreaded ‘B’ word but as we herald the arrival of spring, it really is a case of keep calm and carry on.
Indeed, national figures for February reported a month-on-month increase of 5.9% according to Halifax, following a particularly bleak January.
Locally, we are seeing strong signs of the market waking up, with a gradual increase on instructions providing clear evidence that the traditionally cyclical manner of the property market continues, despite Parliament remaining at loggerheads over our exit from the EU.
While vendors in Surrey should be mindful that the market is still price sensitive, with gardens in bloom and the weather brightening, spring remains the best time of year to put your home on the market.
If you’re hoping for a sale in 2019, now really is the time to get your house in order; complete small renovation jobs, add a lick of paint to woodwork that might be looking tired, replace faded window blinds and check lightbulbs are all working to ensure your home is shown in the best light possible.
As the market wakes from its winter hibernation, prospective buyers should keep their eye firmly fixed on the market on Surrey. Generally, we find that good homes come on the market earlier rather than later in Spring and get snapped up quickly. So keep alert for new instructions and move quickly to avoid competition from what we expect will become a rather crowded market later in the year.