Cross Keys Estate Agents
Cross Keys are putting a spring in the step of key workers.....
Jon Curtis MNAEA, Cross Keys Estate Agents
With the first two months of 2021 now over and done with, here we are in March and Spring is upon us. This time of year usually means the weather gets brighter, the sun stays out for longer and that summer is on its way… generally it’s a time associated with positivity and good things to come.
In tradition this is reflected in the housing market as with the better weather and winter behind us many tend to see Spring as the perfect time to put their properties up for sale and start the process of moving, whether it be for more space inside and out, or to downsize into something more manageable.
2021 could possibly be a little different than usual given where we are in the world right now and the country just beginning to see the lockdown gradually lifted; this has of course had an effect on the property market and I’m sure there are many out there waiting for things to ‘blow over’ before making any decisions.
We at Cross Keys have seen continued extremely high levels of activity right the way through from May last year once lockdown #1 was lifted until now, during lockdown #3. In the month of January alone we agreed around 60 sales… so this is evidence enough that now is not the time to hold off and if you’re thinking of selling, we advise you get the process started as at present we are still seeing record braking prices, lots of activity and most importantly there are lots of buyers out there actively searching for their new homes!
It has now been suggested that the stamp duty holiday, something which has been instrumental in keeping the property market going during the pandemic, is likely to be extended by the government in the coming weeks. This is good news for all concerned as it will likely mean the continuation of high levels of activity and also allow those homeowners who would like to move and save money by taking advantage of no stamp duty a little more time to jump on the bandwagon and complete their sale and purchase in time. Watch this space for more news on this.
In order to thank our wonderful NHS and other key workers who were out there face to face with the virus whilst we were safely in our homes, the managers and directors of Cross Keys decided to implement a discount on our sales and lettings fees of a 50% reduction for NHS and keys workers as a huge thank you from all of us; this deal was to last until the end of 2020 and is potentially going to be extended into 2021. This has been a huge part of our success this year and we are thrilled that so many people have benefitted from something which we are very proud to offer.
As 2020 draws to a close most of us are looking forward to Christmas and the new year with optimism and are also looking forward to leaving what has been a tough 12 months behind us. So on behalf of all of us here at Cross Keys, we’d like to thank our clients both old and new for your continued support; and we’d like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We are looking forward to working with you all in 2021 and for many more years to come!
Main Sales Office
Cherry Tree House
34 Mannamead Road | Mannamead Plymouth | PL4 7AF
Tel: 01752 500018 option 1