The Market is Hot Hot Hot!

- Sun 31 Jan 2016

The Property Market has exceeded all expectations for the first month of the year in SW England. I understood all of the factors for good sales existed coming into the New Year and budgeted Bradleys to deliver a 16% increase in sales above last January. That forecast was based on continued very low interest rates combined with competition amongst mortgage lenders making mortgages both available and very affordable. When combined with the help to buy schemes from the government there has never been a better time to buy and I don’t see how there will ever be a better time than right now. There is a good supply of new properties coming onto the market which is just about supplying the demand but with strong levels of interest it is certain that prices will continue to rise following on from the 3% recorded in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset last year.

We have actually finished the month of January an amazing 38% up on sales above January 2015 which smashed my expectation and forecast for six!

Not all of that increased performance has come from the market alone. At Bradleys we have invested heavily in technology and the very best people, which when combined make a truly unbeatable combination. Bradleys Customer Reviews on the Estate Agents service review website pay testament to the high levels of customer service enjoyed by Bradleys customers and make clear why Bradleys have been awarded the title of Best Sales Estate Agent in the UK for the last three years. Another reason for Bradleys success is the pioneering of our presenter led videos including drone footage which has changed the way buyers view and buy property. It’s getting common place for a London buyer to view a video several times in London, ask all the questions first based on what they can see and then when in a position to buy, drive to the South West view the chosen property and agree it’s purchase on the spot as all research has already been done in advance and the videos which pretty much resemble your own property program portray the property perfectly so giving a completely honest representation on which to base a decision.

And what for the future, will things change again? Yes, Bradleys are on the verge of releasing a brand new website which will take the property buying experience to a completely new level for Bradleys customers, assisting them with any level and type of property service required.

Whilst the Market is strong all over the SW a particular hotspot is Plymouth. Both new and second hand properties have been selling very well and the Bradleys offices recorded a tremendous 55 sales in Plymouth in January alone!

If you are thinking of selling a property in the SW then now is a great time and Bradleys have the right people and the right tools to make it happen for you right now. Just visit where a free valuation and expert professional advice can be booked without obligation. With the way the sales are going we will be running short of stock soon, so if Bradleys can help you move we would be very pleased to and we guarantee the very best of service at the same time.


Francis Marshall - Bradleys Managing Director

Francis Marshall
Bradleys Managing Director