Only halfway through the first month of the New Year and we’re already seeing people reassessing how well their home works for the ‘new normal’.
Since the housing market reopened after the first lockdown last year, the desire to move has been astounding. This newfound appetite is certainly in no small part down to people reassessing their work/life balance due to Covid-19, resulting in homes needing to work harder and smarter to cater to our needs. From somewhere to eat, sleep and relax, homes are now needing to also cater for office space, learning space for the children while schools are closed, home gyms, and larger outdoor living space! In times that are so uncertain, the need for a personal sanctuary is high.
As we enter a New Year and remain in the current lockdown, demand remains strong while the housing market is able to stay open. With viewings and moving home legal within lockdown 3.0, as well as the current stamp duty holiday in force until 31st March 2021 (with government debating whether to extend it) once again virtual viewings give buyers an important head start in their search for a new home.
In the same way, prospective vendors can get a head start on the spring market by requesting a market appraisal of their home. Our experience through lockdown 2.0 and even that start of lockdown 3.0 has shown that virtual viewing can and do work very well, generating offers and sales, and there’s no doubt it’s here to stay as an essential house-hunting tool as non-essential travel is restricted.
We, at Edwin Thompson, have made it our mission to make it easier to buy and rent properties, especially in these unusual times, therefore we want to start the year by giving the gift of an effortless listing.
Our Keswick, Galashiels and Berwick-upon-Tweed Estate Agency Offices are delighted to offer FREE EPC, floor plans and virtual tours to every new residential property listing that signs up in January 2021.
For more information on our January 2021 promotion please contact one of our Estate Agents below: