A few weeks into 2021 and we are already navigating our way through yet another national lockdown. Despite a turbulent and unprecedented 2020, the property market thrived with house prices and consumer demand reaching unexpected highs. The question now is, will the market continue to boom in 2021?

In order to support the market, the government’s official guidance states that you can still move home, and estate agents have been told they can continue to work. In the latest guidance it says that carrying out activities related to buying, selling, letting or renting a residential property are reasonable activities to leave home.

The difference for estate agents this time around is that they have already established COVID safety protocols which are in place, and there is a greater understanding of what can and cannot be done. WFH processes and systems are also established, so it is business as usual for the housing market.

George Sifonios, Managing Director at David Astburys Estate Agents in Crouch End said; ‘This latest lockdown hasn’t impacted our daily work practices, we were already following the safety protocols in order to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. We had also previously adapted our viewings and valuations protocols to ensure we were able to continue to service our clients within the guidelines, so for us at David Astburys, it is business as usual.’

For the housing market, activity hasn’t slowed down, and it has been a busy start to 2021. Halifax reported that house prices in the UK were ended up 6% higher in December compared to the end of 2019 and the average price of a house reached record highs. Rightmove predicted a 4% rise in house prices in 2021, however it is expected that prices will rise at a slower rate this year.

Yianni Aresti, Lettings Director & Partner at David Astburys Estate Agents said; ‘It has been a busy start to the year for us, we ended 2020 with expediential growth, we grew our team by five new recruits across, sales, lettings and property management, and worked with over one thousand new clients, overall we are on track to surpass our growth targets in 2021.

Many people see the new year as a time for new beginnings and even more so this year, there is a want to draw a line under 2020 with a fresh start in a new home.

George Sifonios said; ‘Now more than ever, in such challenging times, it is important you work with a reliable and trustworthy estate agent, that can give you an honest and realistic property valuation, and that’s what we pride ourselves on at David Astburys.’

If you are a Landlord, Buyer or Seller and you need expert and honest property advice contact the team at David Astburys Estate Agents in Crouch End.

Address: 15 Park Road, Crouch End, London N8 8TE
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.davidastburys.com
Tel: 020 3000 6787

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