Here at Darlows, we have been open throughout lockdown, whilst not in the branches physically, we have been working from home.
Demand for house viewings and valuations in recent weeks has skyrocketed and increased significantly every week. Our network of Darlows branches have experienced high demand, with June valuation requests higher than the 1st week of 2020*. The first week in January is typically when Rightmove have the highest amount of visitors, normally considered the peak of the market for buyers and sellers.
As well as the strong viewing and valuation requests increasing in recent weeks, we have seen a matched demand with this time in 2019 for viewing requests for our listed properties and house valuations.
These figures show the housing market is strong and for those buying and selling, there is plenty of demand even in these uncertain times.
Why is now a good time to move?
In terms of selling, it’s a great time to list your property, you can get great property photos with the much nicer weather for when your property is listed, a lot of people will have been thinking about their property search while in lockdown and so the intent of buyers is very high. They will have been able to think about what their current home is lacking and what they are looking for in a new property.
How are we operating in safe way for viewings and valuations if I do list my property?
We have our Off Market plan for listing in lockdown and we can arrange for virtual valuations and viewings to take place until meetings are allowed to take place in person. We can arrange for video tours with potential viewers as well.
If you are thinking of selling you can book your free virtual valuation with us, or if you have any questions about the process, market in your local area get in touch with your nearest branch for their contact details.
We are open, while we might not be back in the branch itself, we are all working from home and happy to help, so please do get in touch. You can also find out an estimated value of your home with our Instant Valuation tool.
*Figures taken from Google Analytics 01/01/2020- 10/01/2020 compared to 06/06/2020 – 12/06/2020 for our darlows branded website.