Back to work with a bang

Clare Phillips
9 June 2020
Estate Agents | Phillips George News

As the market stalled with lockdown, the pent-up demand for property built up over the weeks. So, since we opened our doors at the beginning of the month the phone has rung continuously as we respond to enquiries to buy and sell property.

This is great news for you as a seller. Act now to get your home on the market. We list your property on Rightmove and they have recorded the highest numbers of visitors and enquiries since lockdown has been relaxed.

A new survey from Rightmove has found a new wave of buyers now entering the market since before lockdown. Of those who had no plans to move earlier in the year, over a quarter of them (28%) are now saying they are planning to move.

Gardens have become more important to buyers, so it is well worth making the effort to make your outdoor space as attractive as possible, whether it be a small courtyard, or sprawling gardens.

Changing priorities

In the past, kitchen photographs were the most important photo in a property advert, but now you should consider giving greater prominence to pictures of gardens and outdoor spaces to attract the attention and buyers.

Sellers should consider painting the fence and keeping the garden tidy to make their property more attractive.

Clare Phillips of Phillips George said,

“We have been inundated with new enquiries over the last few weeks, many of whom were not interested in moving before lockdown. This has changed from being a buyer’s market, shifting the balance of power to sellers. We have added a swathe of measures and tools to make selling your property easier, while maintaining social distance, and keeping your family safe. My favourite online tool is our new online video tool, which is the best we have seen, giving a real feel for the property.”

Get in touch to find out more about getting your property on the market with Phillips George.

Sell your property with Leicestershire’s own estate agency

You will benefit from great service with:

⭐ Professionally qualified, senior staff directly involved

⭐ Five star reviews across the board from Google and TrustPilot

⭐ Proven track record

⭐ Local business, local knowledge

⭐ High Visibility: Right Move, Zoopla, OnThe Market.com

⭐ Feedback after every viewing

⭐ Login to see the progress of your sale instantly

Call us now on 0116 216 8178

Clare Phillips
Clare Phillips, Partner
Clare has been in the industry since 1998. Her career started as an administrator and she has worked through each role in estate agency from negotiator, sales progressor, valuer, manager and culminating in opening Phillips George as a co-founding partner. Through Clare’s career she has obtained professional qualifications with both NAEA (national association of estate agents) and ARLA (association of residential letting agents) to ensure that she delivers a first class service to all of her clients. Clare’s favourite part of estate agency and lettings is helping customers achieve their goals and making the process as smooth as possible for them.