The housing market was put on hold in March as the Coronavirus pandemic put a stop to business as we know it. However, by mid-May the government outlined new plans allowing estate agents’ offices to open, resuming viewings as well as other essential parts of the sales and lettings process. Whilst we still had a skeletal team working in the background, our agents came back and hit the ground running. Our results from June speak for themselves!
We had over 7000 people visit our website in June with this activity filtering through to all areas of the residential sales process. Following social distancing guidelines and armed with plenty of PPE our agents began handling the pent-up demand from buyers and house sellers registering 629 new customers and booking 497 viewings. Across our six offices, our agents took on 72 new instructions and received 199 offers.
Sara Jordan, Sales Manager of our Kineton office when asked about June said, “Pandemic?! What pandemic! June has been a fantastic month in Kineton with business back to pre-COVID levels. Vendors and purchasers alike seem to have much more confidence in the market and appear to just want to get on with their lives. Here at the Kineton office we have been busy selling and listing a wide range of properties within Kineton and local villages – long may it continue.”
With a fantastic 59 sales agreed and a whopping £22.4million worth of property sold in total it is clear that business isn’t just booming in Kineton, Millie Gardner our Shipston Office Manager, goes on to say, “We’ve had a very busy month in Shipston across the board really, we’ve seen lots of valuations taking place and offers being received. Despite the pandemic, people want to get moving”.
Of the £22.4million worth of property sold in June by Sheldon Bosley Knight, the average selling price was an amazing £380,154 with 98.3% of asking price achieved across our sales. Andrew James, Associate Director of Leamington said, “We had an excellent sales month with 22 sales agreed and an average sale agreed price of 99%, lots of activity, multiple offers on mid-range family homes 400-500k. People seem to be very positive and keen to sell/buy and not believing the negativity that exists in certain quarters of the media re. prices.”
Property and people are at the heart of our business at Sheldon Bosley Knight and the record month we have had in June despite the pandemic really is a testament to our teams’ commitment to that belief. If you are thinking of selling get in touch with our agents at your local office and book your free market appraisal.