Teresa Brewer of Finlay Brewer Estate Agents market

Traditionally, we are in one of the best times of the year for the housing market.  Early summer sunshine has brought Brexit-weary buyers out, blinking, into the sunlight.  First time buyers are also coming to market.  Prices have settled back to more affordable levels and there is a new generation of potential homeowners contacting us.  According to some sources, their numbers have nearly recovered to pre-2008 levels.

Springtime touch ups

For sellers, you must get your asking price right, as well as those little repairs and improvements completed, before you put your property on the market. At this time of year, people want to imagine themselves relaxing in the sun or having a barbecue with friends. Those outside spaces need to look their best, irrespective of whether that’s a garden or a balcony, so don’t forget the front garden! It’s the first thing people see and can set the tone for the rest of the viewing. Whether you’re touching-up chipped woodwork or giving a lick of paint to the skirting boards, please DON’T forget the front door! This newly refurbished and extended 3 bedroom 2 bathroom upper maisonette with westerly garden and roof terrace in W12 is new to the market at £695.000

That little bit of extra effort can make all the difference. If you’re not sure exactly what you should be doing, why not give us a call? We can advise you on the most cost effective ways to enhance your property’s springtime appeal.

Rental Revival

The rental market is certainly doing well at the moment.  We have noticed a dramatic upturn in flat rentals this month with interest in properties like this recently refurbished 2 bed flat, available now at £415 per week. West London continues to attract families to beautiful houses like this fantastic 4 bedroom family house, finished to a very high standard throughout on the market at £2300 per week.  Tenants and Landlords alike must familiarise themselves with the effects of the new Tenant Fees Act. Our lettings team will be more than happy to advise.

Overseas update

Our overseas team are particularly busy as well. We have new instructions on the French Riviera that are proving very popular with locals and overseas clients. This 7 bedroom villa with a pool is just a stone’s throw from Monaco. This property offers the flexibility of being a family home or could be converted into apartments.  Or how about this wonderful family home with mountain views and a sense of serenity.

If you are considering selling or renting please get in touch  – we’d be delighted to discuss the potential in your property.  That will do from me for now. I look forward to either hearing from you or catching up with you again next month.