The beginning of the year is a great time to look for a new home, according to leading local estate agent, haart.
Darran Wheeler Manager of haart in Welwyn Garden City said: “January inevitably sees a rush of sellers looking to place their properties on the market and many clued-up buyers are also keen to buy before prices start to increase during the spring. ”
According to haart, the key to success for sellers is to ensure their property stands out from the crowd in order to get the market value for their homes.
Darran Wheeler continued: “First impressions always count, and the recession has proved that this is truer than ever. The basic rules apply wherever you live, and a small amount of time and money can make all the difference.
For purchasers, it really is a buyers market. Realistic house prices, priced sensibly for a quick sale, can be a good investment – as long as you have a decent deposit to secure a mortgage deal.”
Paul Smith, Chief Executive of haart said: “In terms of types of property, because of the glut of new apartments on the market, it is those with family homes to sell in the region that will boom in 2010. This year should see a slow and gradual strengthening of the Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield property market as well continued success in the lettings industry.”
Darran Wheeler, Manager, Haart Welwyn Garden City