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27May

Our next auction will be Online Bidding

 

Over the past few years with our brand All Wales Auction, we have held traditional auction room sales and established a reputation as one of the leading property auctioneers in North Wales.  We have also offered online auctions and currently have a 100% success rate.

Due to the current conditions, our June auction will move to online bidding.  Properties available will be released once we are permitted to commence viewings again with our first lot going under the virtual hammer about 4 weeks later.

If you are concerned about the speed of your sale or have a property that may be suitable for selling by auction, please contact us and we will discuss the suitability of your property for this method of selling.  PLEASE CALL the AUCTION team on 01248753939 

21May

VIRTUALLY TOGETHER

 

The housing market has been put “on pause” in Wales and thereby indirectly an obvious casualty of the Coronavirus lockdown. We will soon know if the lockdown is to be extended in Wales or, if some form of “restrictive” movement will be allowed that will hopefully lead us to the new normal way of conducting business.

 

Our lockdown enquires prove that the desire to move is strong, once the decision has been made. 

 

Indeed, as soon as the government announced that people could once again move house in England, Rightmove buyer enquiries doubled within 24 hours. They were even higher than the same day last year!

 

One issue the market may have moving forward is that this demand may not being matched by properties coming to market in this area. As estate agents we have generally not been able to list new to market properties over the past couple of months and the tight social distancing regime will continue to be a challenge. 

 

However, we have been amazed at how flexible and innovative local homeowners have been. Many, keen to prepare for the deluge, have provided us with some very clear and often entertaining virtual walk-throughs which have given us a pretty good indication of the type of property we’ll be preparing to market. 

 

Time has been a gift for many sellers – nothing has needed to be rushed and full preparations can be made – that touch of paint, garden tidy, garage clear, etc have all had their place and we have been impressed how sellers have adapted to our new norms!

 

We all hope I’m sure that when the lockdown is lifted, it will be in a timely manner, safe to do so and people will continue to follow guidance to do all we can to make sure the virus doesn’t re appear.

 

We’re expecting momentum to build over the coming weeks and months, especially as there is unlikely to be any summer holiday lull this year! 

 

Those whose plans have been unaffected by the pandemic are leading the charge here, but there will of course be virus-related moves as well, which could help fuel the market. For example, additional sales may be created as a result of:

 

1.  Job losses (sadly), prompting people to consider moving as they pursue other opportunities. 

2.  New jobs being created as businesses reappraise their efficiencies and locations. 

3.  People realising that working from home has worked well for them – but a bit more space would really help. 

4.  Frustrated family members, pulling their hair out under lockdown, deciding to buy a place of their own

5.  Buyers locking-in a low interest rate before any potential hike

 

Certainly, space to work from home may now command a premium – even potentially replacing proximity to transport links as a must-have attribute! 

 

So please don’t wait “until the coast is clear” (it may never be)! If a move is on the cards please do call us to talk through how we can help you take advantage of this unexpected increase in demand over supply. 

 

Together, let’s secure a safe, satisfying sale or letting.

 

Regards

 

The Team at Williams & Goodwin The Property People Ltd

 

Local Offices in North Wales at:

Holyhead 01407760500

Llangefni 01248751000

Bangor 01248355333

Caernarfon 01286677775

Auctions 01248753939

Property Management 01248724040

 

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12May

If you are unsure on current advice, Wales is still in lockdown.

We understand from industry reports that The Housing Sectary has stated he is not yet ready to ease restrictions on home moving.

As a company, Williams & Goodwin The Property People Ltd are still reliant on guidance issued by the Ministry of Housing in March.

The March 26th guidance said agents should work from home (unless unable to do so) and properties can be marketed but viewings should not take place inside a property, although virtual viewings are allowed.

Those who had exchanged were urged to try to delay completion but the guidance said moves could go ahead if they were unavoidable and social distancing measures were followed.

That position appears to have remained.

We further understand they are “Looking to ease restrictions on moving home as soon as it is safe to do so, guided by scientific and medical advice.”

For now, we will continue to offer our remote market appraisal service, if you are thinking of selling or letting, when it's safe to do so, we are able to start the discussion now. To book a time, please visit:

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30Apr

Williams & Goodwin The Property People now offers a virtual valuation service 

 

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the housing market is still moving; homeowners are still considering selling, and buyers are still searching for their perfect home. However, with the subsequent lockdown measures in place the property selling and buying process has had to adapt and become virtual. 

 

Melfyn Williams of WGTPP says that a new virtual valuation service was needed to continue providing sellers with an opinion on marketing prices without having to physically visit the property.  As a Member of The Guild of Property Professionals, we now have access to a virtual valuation service, an interactive platform that enables us to carry out a professional appraisals remotely. 

 

“During the lockdown good estate and lettings agents are evolving and coming up with innovative ways to ensure we can meet the needs of home movers in our area and allow the process to move forward in a way that protects all parties,” 

 

How does the virtual valuation service differ from other online valuation tools? 

 

The service allows someone thinking of selling or letting to carry out a meeting remotely to discuss the property and possible asking prices. 

 

“Unlike instant automated valuation tools, (which is also available on tppuk.com); the virtual valuation platform allows the team at Williams & Goodwin to collect as much information as possible from sellers to give a professional opinion of the property potential asking price range. In the virtual face-to-face meeting, Williams & Goodwin can discuss the services they provide, answer any questions clients have and will be able to give them a realistic price for the property, whether that is for sale or for let,” explains Melfyn Williams.

 

According to Tim Goodwin of WGTPP using the platform is simple. All a homeowner or landlord needs to do is complete a questionnaire and upload a short video and/or some photos of their property, as well as choose the best date and time for them to take a video call. 

 

 

 

“Based on the video, photos and information provided, we will be able to fully research the property and then conduct the face-to-face virtual meeting where we will be able to provide a realistic sales or rental price for the property. All at a time that is convenient for the homeowner or landlord. Following the meeting, we will send a detailed report on the property providing pricing expectations, much like any other valuation process,” he notes. “If the client decides they would like to go ahead, we are then able to start the process of marketing the property and conducting virtual viewings through our Virtual Viewing Tool.” 

 

Williams & Goodwin The Property Poeple have all the necessary tools and services in place to be able to go through the entire process remotely and find either a buyer or tenant for a property without there ever being any physical meetings.  

 

“No-one knows what the future holds or how people will interact with each other once restrictions are lifted. Potentially virtual valuations and viewings will continue to be a part of the ‘new normal’. If that is the case, we are ready to ensure that we can meet those needs and continue providing an excellent service to our customers; they are in safe hands with us,” Tim Goodwin concludes.

  

-ENDS-

Editors’ Notes

Williams & Goodwin The Property People have been selected as the local members for Anglesey & Gwynedd of The Guild of Property Professionals (The Guild) 

The Guild is a network of 800 of the best independent estate agents from across the UK. The Guild is a sign of professional excellence that agents can use to differentiate themselves from their competitors and assure clients that they will act with knowledge and integrity to achieve results, the three core values of The Guild. To allow agents to perform a superior service, The Guild offers marketing, business and technology services to its members.

23Apr

“WE’RE COMING BACK AND WE NEED TO MOVE!”
 
According to new data published by a property web site live-chat provider, consumers making contact with agents via websites are sending an overwhelming message from deep within the coronavirus lockdown, saying:  “We’re coming back and we need to move”.
 
For the week ending 19 April, the Property Sentiment Tracker (YPST), which one of the property industry publications first carried last week, shows new enquiries were up strongly across the board from vendors, landlords, buyers and tenants, signalling that pressure from pent up demand for home moving services was pushing against restrictions from the four-week-old government-imposed coronavirus lockdown.
 
With agency offices closed to the public, people unable to physically view properties, agents unable to visit to offer valuations, and removal companies barred from working, agents needed to look at alternative ways to engage with customers.
 
And it is the digital tools enabling virtual viewings, video conferencing or live chat on websites that, according to Yomdel, have boomed, “There’s no doubt that people are embracing technology and are now thinking ahead. They’re wondering when they can move, they want to start planning, but they have loads of questions and feel quite uncertain about things” said Andy Soloman, the company’s founder & CEO.
 
New vendor enquiries continued their fourth consecutive week of growth, jumping 32.2%, but still significantly down on the pre-COVID-19 average, and their high this year of in mid- January.
 
Buyer enquiry recovery is even more encouraging, rising 24%, although still a long way off the 2020 high reached on 26 January.
 
Landlord enquiries finally showed signs of stirring, gaining 37.9% but still way below this year’s high hit on 12 January.
For tenants, it’s a story of soaring demand, as tenancies come to an end and some tenants wish to downsize due to concerns over their ability to pay the rent. Enquiry levels rose another 14.5%, and are now at their highest level since 8 September last year.
 
The message is unequivocal, now is not the time to keep your head down and wait for the crisis to pass. Customers are there and the best estate agents, will be looking for ways to help people, build trust and relationships so that as restrictions ease they’ll be in prime position.
 
“Weirdly, this crisis is emerging as a huge opportunity to review all working practices, learn from this challenging situation, plan for the future and seek ways to embrace digital to emerge stronger and fully aligned with changed customer demands,” Said Mr Soloman.
 
So, as you hopefully know, the team at Williams & Goodwin The Property People Ltd are open remotely and can be contacted by phone or email. We’d love to help you plan your move ready, when its safe to do so.
 
It’s just a matter of time...... #StaySafe
 
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