As the financial year comes to an end Steve Allen, residential partner in our Bridport office reflects on another successful year and a Spring market that is bursting into life despite Brexit.
We entered the last financial year with mixed emotions. On the one hand the previous year had been a positive one, increasing our market share substantially (45% more sales than our nearest town based rival). On the other hand, the economic outlook was uncertain with the Brexit deadline fast approaching.
Our experience however has been all positive. As the graph above from Rightmove.co.uk demonstrates, we have not only substantially increased our turnover but also our market share.
As a result we have increased our team numbers bringing Tallulah Barnett into the team on a full time basis in order to maintain the customer service levels that have proved integral to our success.
There is no doubt however that Brexit has allowed people to put off making a decision - and if a decision can be put off, of course it will. Up to last week we were cautiously optimistic, but Brexit was clearly weighing on peoples’ minds.
But what a difference a week makes! We agreed 8 sales and were instructed on a number of good properties last week alone. It appears then despite the doom and gloom around Brexit that the great British public are voting with their feet and we are anticipating a very positive Spring in Bridport indeed.
Contact Steve, Dan, Tallulah and Kathryn in Bridport would love to talk to anybody with a property to sell in the locality, drop in to see them or call 01308 422092.