Hunters Estate and Letting agents are open and here to help.
If there were any positives to take from 2020 - and let’s be honest, there weren’t many - one of them was a strong and resilient housing market.
Despite the ongoing pandemic, it seems that people, maybe prompted by extended periods in their own homes, were still keen to improve their property prospects and demand was clearly high. In fact, leading search portal Zoopla reported that house prices in England had increased by an average of £11,037 last year.
This year looks to continue that trend and even at this early stage, interest is already high, particularly in south-west Sheffield and north Derbyshire, areas that benefit from good schools, parks and local amenities as well as excellent public transport links and access to beautiful countryside in the nearby Peak District.
Andrew Mills, who heads up Hunters Estate and Letting agents, is equally positive about the year ahead. “It looks like 2021 is going to be an interesting year, the Brexit deal is now done and housebuyers still have the incentive of the cut in stamp duty until 31 March,” he said.
“Extended periods at home has meant people have really considered their surroundings and been spurred into action, whether they want more bedrooms, a bigger garden or better school catchment. RightMove has reported a 40 per cent increase in activity on their portal over the Christmas period compared to the previous year and we have already seen this interest turned into enquiries.”
Hunters Estate and Letting agents at Sheffield Hunters Bar sits at the hub of one of the city’s most vibrant areas, Ecclesall Road. Small and friendly, they offer lots of expertise in sales and lettings in the local area, including the city centre.
“We effectively sell properties ranging from one-bedroom investment apartments up to large, executive style detached residences and everything in between. Our database of active buyers is comprehensive and eclectic and is optimised to suit a huge range of property,” added Andrew. “Whether you’re a property seller, landlord, buyer or tenant, our Sheffield Hunters Bar office is ideally located and staffed to suit your needs. Our unique account management service ensures all our clients have one expert point of contact, producing streamlined communication, informed advice and an unparalleled accompanied viewing service resulting in the very best prices.”
Whether you’re buying, selling or renting, it’s important to look for an agent who can provide you with everything you need. Hunters is an estate agency that has a track record of customer satisfaction; it currently has a 96 per cent rating meaning customers have complete confidence in the service they receive. For them, focusing on a customer’s overall level of happiness is essential. After all, if an agent was good at pricing property but poor at listing properties, the customer wouldn’t be too impressed with the service. Any property transaction requires a lot of aspects to come together, so the best estate agent for the role is one who combines these elements in one comprehensive package.
The Hunters office at Hunters Bar is open for all enquiries and is fully co-operating with government guidelines. “It goes without saying that the safety of our staff and you, our customers remains our priority during this period,” said Andrew. “The housing market is open, and we want you to be confident, whether buying, selling, letting or renting, you are receiving the best, safe, service possible.
“We are committed to selling and letting properties but for us, it isn’t just back to business as usual. We have all learned a lot through the COVID -19 pandemic and continue to do so. We know that many of you are still unsure about what is allowed, and what isn’t, and even under the guidance may not want to be in other people’s homes, or indeed allow others into yours. If you need to, or want to move property during this time, but are shielding or wish to limit social contact as much as possible, we have a vast range of virtual services available to help you with your move.
“If you’re comfortable to have in-home appointments, we can continue doing these with only two households in the property in one viewing.”
Andrew is supported by a team of five who have all undertaken Hunters’ National Qualification - their very own NAEA and ARLA-endorsed estate agency qualification - in either sales or lettings, which means they’re well placed to help you with any aspect of the market. Give them a call on 0114 267 2080 to see how they can help you.
Hunters Estate and Letting agents
Dega House, 546 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, S11 8AQ
Tel: 0114 267 2080