We are about to embark on our first marketing campaign of 2021 with a new selection of auction lots published on our website on Friday night. While Christmas and New Year’s Day seem to be an increasingly distant memory, we are delighted to be able to report that the property market is continuing on in a very positive frame of mind even with the changes in working practice. We have even been able to exchange contracts on the sales of a further ten properties from our December auction already this year.
Although the property commentators may again be sending out messages of doom and gloom the results so far this year are proving to debunk this trend.
We are pleased to offer a great selection of properties in the next auction which again will provide a barometer test for market conditions for a variety of different property types, from houses for refurbishment, development land, residential and commercial investments and rural land.
We will also be offering several freehold ground rent investments and it will be interesting to see the market’s reaction to the government announcement last week of the intended changes to the laws with regard to lease extensions and ground rent charges.
Innovation and adaptability have been fundamental in the success of our industry over the past twelve months. While technology is never perfect the shift to homeworking has undoubtedly accelerated the online auction industry by three to five years.
While change is not always wanted it is sometimes essential for continued success, we have been blown away by the uptake and support shown by all of our clients and customers over the past twelve months and look forward to rolling out continued improvements in the coming year.