Adapting to change

Bournemouth and Ringwood’s leading Estate Agent talks about the property market during lock-down and what the future holds.

During this unprecedented time many homeowners have been asking me about how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting our property market, both short term and long term.

Adapting to change in our own lives isn’t always easy but as Bournemouth’s and Ringwood’s leading Estate Agents, we at Hearnes are excited about how we can adjust and improve the way we showcase, market and sell properties. Meeting our clients’ needs remains our number one priority but how we achieve that is changing significantly.

Bransgore  coming soon

Wimborne   coming soon

The ‘traditional’ methods of buyers registering their requirements, conducting viewings and agreeing to buy a home have dramatically changed during lockdown. With people spending more time at home and less properties reaching the open market, we have experienced an increase in new buyers registering with Hearnes directly. They are keen to know which properties are coming to the market soon and how they can view them.

Sellers are providing us with video tours and photos of their home to share with Bournemouth’s and Ringwood’s largest database of buyers and ask for my honest advice on how to best market their home before it is listed for sale.

Canford cliffs – coming soon

Ashley Heath – coming soon

Despite the lockdown, Hearnes’ local values and proactive approach is still at the core of our success. We match properties which are not on the open market to buyers and their specific requirements. Whilst this accounted for approximately 40% of our sales earlier in the year, it now accounts for the majority. We are also proud that our oval ‘sold’ boards reflect a buoyant market and show that people are still able to move.

As we all spend more time at home, many have been refreshing and modernising the space we live in, making our homes more desirable. And it is a fantastic time to sell. Those looking to purchase right now include first time buyers with a flexible timescale. Local homeowners looking to upsize and take advantage of historically low interest rates. Out of area buyers who see this as the right time to relocate to our fantastic area or be closer to family. And those looking to downsize, releasing capital for their next chapter in life.

There is a high level of demand for your property within our unrivalled database of buyers. My highly experienced team is here to help you sell your property and find your next home.

PICTURED ABOVE Sally Gravener, owner of market leading  Hearnes Estate Agents in Bournemouth

Why not email me directly or give Hearnes a call to arrange a virtual tour of properties which have not yet been released to the open market.

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Also offices in Ferndown, Poole and Wimborne.

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