Traditionally the summer months bring a period of quiet for estate agents as, while people enjoy their summer holidays and head off on far flung getaways, the last thing on their mind might be buying or selling a new home.
That’s why we are really pleased to say that, despite the odds, it’s been a great start to summer at Readings! We have seen some busy comings and goings at our Granby Street Offices in Leicester over the last couple of months and some very happy customers, both in the house buying and rental markets.
Amazing summer sales
We’ve talked in previous blog posts about how problems with the housing market, the UK financial crisis and austerity measures have meant that many people are often unable to afford a mortgage. How, as a result, this is leading more people to look for rented accommodation as an alternative.
But, it seems, with recent news that the housing market could be gradually on the up, the summer months have brought a renewed interest in purchasing and sales, as well as rentals (certainly at Readings anyway!)
While the summer is usually quite a quiet period for us, sales in June and July have actually leapt up 20% on last year and we also managed to sell 80% of our property at our last auction!
This can only be excellent news for anyone looking to buy or sell a house in Leicester and beyond over the coming months.
But we still need more landlords!
Well, the headline speaks for itself really. Fact is, that while people are also buying and selling homes, this has done nothing to make a dent in the amount of people looking for decent rented accommodation in Leicestershire either.
If you are looking to rent out your property and would like to find the right tenants for you, we are always looking for more landlords and properties to add to our portfolio.
At Readings we have over 80 years experience of working with landlords and rented properties which has evolved with the rental market over time.
We understand the value of placing the right tenants in your property, and will use our excellent systems and wealth of experience to maximise your income, take great care of your investment and take away the stress of dealing with all of the red tape and legislation that’s involved.
We are also members of RICS, ARLA and TDS for your added peace of mind. And if that’s not enough, you might be pleased to know that even over the quieter summer months this year, our new lets were up 40% on last year, with a whopping 98% of our properties currently let.
Get in touch with our property experts today
Your home is more than just bricks and mortar. That’s why, whether you’re buying, selling or renting a property, we realise how important a process that is, as well as the fact that if it can be as stress-free as possible, it has to be a bonus.
We pride ourselves on using our decades of experience and long standing reputation to ensure our customers get the best possible outcome from their situation, whatever that is. Get in touch with our property experts today to find out more about what we can do for you and your home.