Be prepared to act quickly
Fletchers are local property experts consisting of three teams who generate and arrange over 1,000 viewings every month. With an excellent Google rating of 4.9 out of 5, our reputation continues to grow and we are working harder than ever to ensure every client receives the best possible service.
‘Since the beginning of the year we’ve seen an increase in valuations as sellers start to plan their 2022 move. Both flats and houses are selling at or above their asking price on a regular basis which is encouraging for the year ahead’ says James Cox at Fletchers. ‘The market remains strong with a large percentage of buyers already living in west London, our clients are made up from couples and families looking to move up the property ladder as well as first time buyers who want to secure a great starter flat. We’re experiencing incredibly high demand at all levels of the market so if you are thinking of selling I would advise getting an valuation early in the year so we can set up a marketing plan to suit your circumstances and get you the best possible price. Our advice to buyers would be to ensure you are organised with paperwork, have instructed a solicitor and have spoken to a mortgage advisor. Being in a proceedable position will help you stand out against the competition. We anticipate the market will continue on an upward trend through spring and into the summer as we deal with a wave of demand helping people find their next home.’
‘The lettings team have been incredibly busy, similarly to sales, properties are receiving multiple offers and we are seeing a strong demand for properties in the W4 area,’ says Erica Whitehead at Fletchers. ‘There are a higher number of tenants looking to rent as well as relocation agents searching this year compared to the same time last year. Many blue chip companies are placing their employees in Chiswick and the surrounding areas because of the excellent transport links. We are finding properties that are presented well are achieving impressive prices so we would recommend landlords maintain and invest in their portfolios to attract the best tenants who are willing to pay a premium for a great property. Tenants need to be decisive and be prepared to move quickly as there are likely to be multiple offers on the property they like. We are fully expecting this active lettings marketing to continue throughout 2022 with both demand and prices remaining high.’
If you would like an update on the local market, or if you are considering selling or letting, please contact your local Fletchers office where our team will be happy to help.