Tue 03 Jul 2018
The combination of the glorious heatwave and the World Cup have been, not really surprisingly, proving a more attractive proposition to property hunters than looking for their new home.
But while that can be frustrating for people trying to sell (and estate agents keen to show them around) it does mean that non-football fans and those who don’t want to lie and frazzle in the garden have a competitive advantage over their fellow buyers.
While houses with gardens (who wouldn’t want one when the mercury hits 30 degrees?) are remaining popular hunting grounds, apartments are seeing fewer viewings – although the moment the temperatures dip the apartment market is likely to pick up.
ehB office manager Clive Thompson explained: “It’s something all of us do. The moment the sun comes out in our rain spattered country we want to race into the garden, forgetting that for much of the year it is either not used or requires a good deal of maintenance.
“Of course, for city dwelling Europeans, living in a house is an alien culture. Everyone has an apartment and they share outdoor space with their neighbours. We’re so unused to an extended period of heat that we go a bit bonkers when the sun comes out.
“So now could actually be a good time to look for an apartment – and possibly bag a bargain before the sun worshippers wise up to the lack of competition. It may be an unusual way of looking at it. But we like to think out of the box here at ehB.”
"It has truly been a pleasure dealing with your colleagues who assisted in our purchase of 23 Beverley Road and the sale of 39 Brookhurst Road. This customer experience (including when we purchased 39 Brookhurst Court last year) has undoubtedly given us the confidence to approach eHB for our future real estate needs. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Clive, Juliana, Chris and Louise. They were polite and courteous and we were very pleased with the level of professionalism and strong work ethic that they demonstrated at all times. In our experience, we found eHB working to a very high standard of customer care and this, we believe, is the key differentiator that must be maintained by successful companies in a competitive market. Clive, Juliana and Chris invested time in learning about our particular needs and they impressed us with their strong dedication to customer service. Their relaxed and informative style gave us the confidence that our sale and purchases were in safe hands from the outset and, of course, we are totally happy with the outcomes. In particular, they were diligent and meticulous in their approach and we found this to be very reassuring indeed. Your colleagues did an excellent job. We would be grateful if you could convey our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Clive, Juliana, Chris and Louise. Well done! Kind regards Mushy & Laraine "