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We are still very much open for business

We are still very much open for business

Published: 16/12/2020 By Jessica Chalmers

What a strange year it has been! But here at Whitman & Co, the year isn't over yet - with the 31st March stamp duty deadline looming we are still very busy. Any talk of the market slowing down for Christmas isn't being seen by us; we've been fully booked every Saturday since the beginning of June.
 
Flats which were slower to move earlier in the year, have started to shift. Of the 66 properties, we have agreed since early September; flats contributed to 45% of these. Which is in contrast to earlier in the year when we came out of the first lockdown, flats represented only 20% of our sales.
 
So is now the time to sell? Contrary to what you would think December isn't the wrong time to list your property. Rightmove inform us that Boxing Day is traditionally their busiest day of searches for the year, which we see when we return in January, with interest across all properties. With most people staying within their bubbles at home this Christmas, we anticipate even more interest than usual.
 
We have sold over 100 properties this year, which is 1 in 5 of all the properties sold in Chiswick. As the number one agent in Chiswick, we are in a position to offer the best advice to both sellers and buyers. Also, because of the volumes of sales we do, we have an in-depth understanding of pricing street by street and property by property. Which means our vendors get detailed market-leading advice on how to sell for the best possible price and buyers respect our valuations. We are aware that buyers often register with us exclusively because they understand that we price fairly and are likely to list the property they want to buy.
 
If you are considering selling your property, we would love to hear from you. We have demand in every price range from £400k- £4million, with a particular need for family homes priced between £1-3million. Please do get in touch on 02087478800.