We are experiencing strong interest from the more rural counties such as Kent, Sussex and Hampshire and are bringing to market several interesting and attractive properties that are well priced and demonstrate the market interest to be between £1.5M and £4M. We expect to bring a couple of spectacular houses to the market worthy of international and particularly US exposure that we are certain will make the national press via our PR agency.
More locally we have seen a marked increase in applicants looking to relocate from London to take advantage of good value family homes or a better quality of life with an easy commute. We continue to receive a consistently high level of international inquiries and are about to complete a sale with an international buyer negotiated via WhatsApp!
The market outside of London continues to enjoy a good level of activity, especially on houses that have adapted to the current political climate and reflected current values in their asking price. Those same houses have seen a recent increase in viewing numbers whilst properties which doggedly ignore current pricing are more challenging.
For example, Albury Park Estate, which has had two substantial recent price drops, continues to generate a high level of interest from London and local downsizers as well as international, aspirational buyers ‘looking for their very own slice of Downton Abbey’.
Jason Corbett BSc FNAEA
Director, Country Sales & Lettings