Strutt & Parker saw an increase in offers come in over the
past week - up 9% from the previous week - indicating that the good
weather has given people a spring in the step and the traditional
change in British psyche when the sun comes out has invigorated the
Michael Fiddes, Head of Agency at Strutt & Parker
comments: "Now is a good time to try and sell your home. House
hunters are more likely to go and view properties if the weather is
sunny. There is also a feel good factor when the sun shines and
this, coupled with the Jubilee spirit, can sway people who are
undecided about moving home".
With the summer fast approaching, many sellers find that this
period is an ideal time to place their property on the market.
Presentation of a property can make all the difference, and when
the sun comes out, homes look their best. Agents are taking
advantage of the great weather by refreshing their photos with blue
skies replacing the original grey images taken in the spring.
As people enjoyed a sun-drenched last week of May, viewings
increased across Strutt & Parker offices, not only this but
there has been a large number of offers over the past week. This
increase in activity and the fact house prices are still higher
than at the end of 2011 highlights the resilience of the housing
market in spite of the economic climate.
Fiddes adds: "Let's just hope the good weather continues -
there is a real buzz around the country at the moment before the
Jubilee - and we have seen this translate into positive movements
for house sales in the local area".