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Why are customer reviews so important (especially during Covid-19 lockdown)?

Why are customer reviews so important (especially during Covid-19 lockdown)?

The internet has brought all things to our fingertips from buying groceries, booking tickets and holidays.
During this time of lockdown, people will be shopping online for many of their products as well as researching future products to buy once the lockdown restriction eases. Houses, cars and holidays are likely to be on this list.
The internet though has also evolved as a place to read customer reviews, this can help people to determine the services and products they want to buy from people who have already experienced using that company, especially useful during lockdown when people are not as easily able to ‘physically see’ and buy products from shops.
With more than 90% of all customers using online reviews as part of their research at a local and national level, this shows that merely informing a potential customer of the availability of a product or service is no longer enough – consumers want to hear about first hand Customer experiences.

Will An unexpected mini property boom

Will An unexpected mini property boom

We monitor closely the Rightmove Houseprice index and so are interested to see that the average price of property coming to the Market in July is £320,265 up by an average of 2.4%.
The price of property coming to market is an accurate early indicator of demand, evidenced by unique buyer enquiries currently being up 75% so far this month compared to the same period a year ago according to Rightmove.

New Property – Brooklands Court

New Property – Brooklands Court

Presenting a rare opportunity to acquire this stunning and extremely spacious apartment, forming the ground floor of an imposing Edwardian detached Property, believed to have been built originally in 1903 as a Doctor’s surgery and residence now located on a gated cul-de-sac in Otley Town centre with the advantages of onsite allocated parking spaces for three cars plus an additional rear patio garden.

Chancellor unveils stamp duty holiday

Chancellor unveils stamp duty holiday

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced today that he will increase the Stamp duty threshold from £125,000 to £500,000 immediately until March 31st next year to re-invigorate the housing market and help the UK recover from the consequences of Covid-19.

Rightmove’s House price Index released to the media this week.

Rightmove’s House price Index released to the media this week.

As an Estate Agent we were keen to read the House Price Index from Rightmove which gives the picture of house prices and activity over the past few weeks, this latest information was particularly key as Estate Agencies re-open for business after Covid-19.
The average asking price of property coming to the market in England was up by an average of 1.9% (+£6,266) compared to March before the housing market was put on hold
Over 175,000 missing sellers that couldn’t come to market from March 24th to May 12th have now sprung into action with a record number of owners asking for valuations and daily new listings are now up on Rightmove v last year. The number of sales agreed had recovered from a staggering 97% drop to a daily rate of just 3% down on a year ago.
40,000 new sales have been agreed since the market re-opened on May 13th releasing a flood of pent up demand and the number of people phoning and e-mailing estate agents has hit a new daily record – 40 % above the level seen in early March.
The delayed spring market has led to a traffic boom on Rightmove with the portal recording its busiest ever days in May and June, with 955,000 hours collectively on June 6th.
At David Phillip Estate Agents, the activity levels since the return from Lockdown has certainly followed the Rightmove statistics with 6 sales agreed stc.

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