Happy New Year. We hope you had an opportunity to recharge your batteries over the festive period and are ready for what promises to be a very busy 2016.
If the large number of enquiries that Eden Harper received over the Christmas break are anything to go by, we suspect you spent it plotting your next move in the property market.
This is one of the reasons why we are confident the next 12 months are going to be as good – if not better – than 2015.
It’s no surprise that demand for property in Brixton is nothing short of phenomenal.
Brixton was listed as one of London’s coolest neighbourhoods almost three years ago. But the secret is now out.
An increasing number of professionals seeking a home that is not only affordable, but is on the Tube, in easy reach of central London and has a wealth of amenities in walking distance are moving to Brixton.
Confidence is the lifeblood of the property market, and while the Bank of England base rate remains at its all-time low of 0.5%, we have near full employment in London and there remains a severe shortage of property for sale and rent in Brixton and Battersea, there is every reason to believe that property values will grow over the next 12 months.
However, we are aware that Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, wants to see its base rate return to around 2% or 3%. Any rise will cause ripples in the residential property market, so here at Eden Harper we have made a key New Year resolution.
Our success is based on working with landlords, tenants, vendors and property hunters to make their activity in the housing market as painless as possible.
How do we know they welcome us passing on our knowledge and advice to help them maximise either the value of their property or their budgets? They often pass on their thanks to us.
Estate agents that you trust
Eden Harper’s New Year resolution is to get you to put your praise in writing. Testimonials are like word-of-mouth marketing in today’s digital marketplace. From our point of view, they are a great way to establish ourselves as an estate agent that vendors and landlords trust, even before they make contact.
From your perspective, the key appeal of testimonials is that they are a genuine reflection of real-world experiences. If you’re looking to sell or let property in Brixton or Battersea and need an estate agent with in-depth knowledge of the local property market, the chances are you’d appreciate a personal recommendation.
Your testimonial is that personal recommendation.
Therefore, we want to get at least one new testimonial each month. We’re not looking for War and Peace-style epics, just a quick thank-you email that explains how Eden Harper has helped you.
The next time one of the hard-working members of our sales or lettings team leaves you appreciating their efforts, please, please, please drop them an email praising their hard work.
If your resolution is to sell or let a property in Brixton or Battersea, then please get in touch with Eden Harper. We have a long list of would-be buyers and tenants looking for a property just like yours.