Realism is our Vaccine

Now lockdown is being eased, staff at Peter Lane & Partners will help answer the sixty-four thousand dollar question about the property market.

As we gradually emerge from lockdown the first question clients are asking us is how will the coronavirus influence property prices? This is something that is hard to answer with any absolute accuracy at this early stage. However the question is a crucial one.

Much will depend on the shape of the bounce back. If it is V-shaped we can be hopeful for only minor turbulence. However if there is a long tail then recovery prices in specific sectors could be affected.

While the lockdown has thwarted many plans to move, some people have found that post-virus working life promises the chance of more freedom.

Many people in future will work from home – the need to commute finally will be over – so a move to a rural or coastal location or to be closer to their families will be possible and even preferable. Many of these buyers will also be looking for properties with work-from-home space; others will want multi-generation family options.

So we see a great deal of cancelling-out between sectors; which brings us back to price. In this nothing has changed. The first thing an estate agent learns is that whatever the price quoted on a property, it will in the end find its correct level. A property is worth what someone will pay for it.  An invisible hand called the market is not affecting property prices; people are affecting them.

We have sold properties on Christmas Eve. We have sold properties at the very depths of the great recession and in all parts of several boom-and-bust cycles. And even now through the Covid19 pandemic we have seen sales through to completion.

No matter what the trend is across the country, throughout this pandemic our area has proved to be resilient and popular. Coronavirus has not altered that.

So what about prices? In the property sector realism will move us out of this crisis. With a realistic price, a pragmatic attitude to negotiation and a sensible buyer coronavirus will be unable to infect our market. Realism is our vaccine.

For realistic advice about marketing your property call us today on 01480 414800 (Huntingdon Office) or 01480 860400 (Kimbolton Office).

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Firstly, I would like to say a big “Thank You” to everyone at the branch for handling my sale in what turned out to be a very frustrating 7 months. Still, we got there in the end!! The professionalism shown was outstanding. Whilst everyone contributed to the final completion of the sale, I would appreciate if my personal thanks can be given to Anne-Marie who was excellent in handling the customer service side and for putting up with my many telephone calls which probably added to her already fraught days at time. I would have no hesitation in recommending Peter lane and Partners to anybody thinking of selling – a First Class Service! indeed!

John

Sold our house through Peter Lane earlier this year. Alex made the process easy from the start – no hard sell, good explanation of the process and help in presenting the property in the best way. Asking price offer received within a day of going on the market. From there the team in office were great in progressing the sale through to completion. Easiest property transaction we've had. Thank you.

Bryan

We couldn't have had a better experience with Peter Lane. The team worked so hard to support us from the big things like negotiations to smaller but equally important things like visiting the house for quotes and measurements. They managed to reassure us when things got inevitably more stressful with the amount of organisation required for a move and managed us with patience, humour and professionalism at all times.

Naomi

Firstly we must apologise for taking so long to convey our thanks to you and your staff for facilitating a professional selling and buying process. We experienced no sales pressure just polite responsiveness. We will have no problems recommending Peter Lane in the future.

Bill

 

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone involved, but an extra big thank you to Anne-Marie. I finally completed on my sale yesterday and it wouldn't have been possible without her. She went above and beyond on many occasions to get things moving and I am so grateful for all of her help! Despite some challenging circumstances the process was almost completely stress-free and that wouldn't have been the case without her support. Thank you very much and I'm sure next time I'm selling/buying I'll be seeing you again!

Charlotte

Peter Lane in St Ives Cambridgeshire has set a new standard in estate agency. Understanding our needs better than we did. Highly professional, understanding & caring. Communication was excellent and I was able to text or phone outside of normal working hours.

Peter Lane was there when you needed them to push things forward and was extremely helpful the whole way through. I’d highly recommend them to anyone.

Trish

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Just another Agent, another mailing list – sometimes it can seem like that – but at Peter Lane & Partners we hope you will find something a little different; we will spend more time with you to understand exactly what it is you want from your next home.

We have been at the forefront of the property market for nearly 30 years, during that time we have developed an award-winning service, thanks to our local knowledge & experienced allied to the latest technology, unrivalled marketing and outstanding presentation.

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60 High St,
Huntingdon
PE29 3DN

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6 High St,
Kimbolton
PE28 0HA

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Huntingdon
PE29 3DN

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PE27 5AD

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Huntingdon

60 High St, Huntingdon
PE29 3DN

Email Office

T: 01480 414800

Kimbolton

6 High St, Kimbolton
PE28 0HA

Email Office

T:01480 860400

St Ives

10 The Pavement, St Ives
PE27 5AD

Email Office

T:01480 460800

St Neots

32 Market Square, St Neots
PE19 2AF

Email Office

T:01480 406400

Huntingdon Lettings

63 High St, Huntingdon
PE29 3DN

Email Ofice

T:01480 393837

Privacy Policy

© Peter Lane & Partners 2019
Website by Local Buzz Marketing