We are currently dealing with well over 10,000 house buyers - families and individuals - who have all made the decision that now is the time to make a move. Over the last 8 weeks that has translated into a hugely increased number of people out viewing houses with figures now as high as they were at the peak of the property market in 2007.
2009 was a joint record year for Lillicrap Chilcott and we firmly believe that for anyone looking to sell their home in the early part of this year, the signs are very good.
However, our words of encouragement come with a warning. Ian Lillicrap explains: “There is no disputing the evidence that there are a lot of new buyers looking to make a purchase right now. However, with a General Election likely to take place in the spring or summer, those people could well find themselves distracted from their house-buying efforts in the months to come – and time flies.”
“As a result, our advice to anyone who wants to sell their home is to do it now. Don’t wait for Spring which is traditionally considered a good time to market a property as this year things could be very different indeed.”
Andrew Chilcott added: “There is no getting away from the fact that we currently have a lot of people looking to buy and a limited choice of property for them to choose from. If everybody waits until Spring to sell their home then you end up with a situation where the buyers have a significantly increased choice of properties and, as a result, become more choosy.”
“Low interest rates are encouraging more and more people to change their home now and with no guarantees that the market will be as buoyant later in the year we truly recommend you take the time to speak to us now.”
Lillicrap Chilcott is a professional, traditional-style estate agency – Cornwall based, Cornwall owned and Cornwall run - and our standard of service has resulted in us being named Cornwall Estate of the Year at the Daily Mail UK Property Awards in 2008 and 2009.
Last year saw us significantly expand our highly skilled and experienced team to meet the demands of the increasing number of serious home buyers entering the market. The result: the sales of £120 million worth of homes the length and breadth of Cornwall. That level of result doesn’t happen by accident.
If you want to sell your home, Lillicrap Chilcott is still your obvious choice.