Teresa Brewer of Finlay Brewer Estate Agents discusses teh early 2020 market

I think we can all agree, Early May Bank Holiday weekend was pretty special this year. Despite having an early Easter, we enjoyed a lovely April heatwave and now May is playing its part too. At last the trees are in leaf again and there are even a few tentative flowers peeking through in the garden. Of course, we have also just had another almost annual event – an election. At least this time these local elections didn’t have such momentous consequences!


I’m delighted to report that the spring sunshine has brought a more positive feel to the market, new applicants are signing up to buy and to rent. Those sellers who have been taking our advice to market their property at a sensible price have been receiving and accepting equally sensible offers. I’m not saying the market is on fire but it has certainly warmed up.

Prepare to sell

For those of us in the property market, this pre-summer period is a very busy time, to take advantage of the new, motivated buyers it is vital to get those last minute little repairs and improvements done so your home shows at it’s best. For example, buyers want to imagine themselves relaxing in the sun in the garden or having a barbecue with friends and that means those gardens and roof terraces need to look their best. Don’t forget your front garden either. It’s the first thing people see and can set the tone for the rest of the viewing. So, when you’re touching-up a bedroom door or giving a lick of paint to some skirting board, please don’t forget the front gate, that annoying bit of loose guttering and always, always keep your hedges well maintained.

That little extra effort in ‘primping’ can make all the difference in a competitive market. If you’re not sure what you need to do please give us a call and we can advise you on the most cost-effective ways to enhance your property’s appeal.


Meanwhile the Kensington Olympia Festival of Music and the Arts kicks off it’s 2018 season this month.  Please visit their website kofma.co.uk for full details.  Do come along to one or more of the events, this Festival is developing and

That will do from me, for now, I’ll look forward to either hearing from you in the near future – or catching up with you, again, next month.