As The New Year Kicked Off

Posted on: 16 January 2023

As the New Year kicked off, here at Smart, we waited with bated breath to see what the housing market would do in 2023. If you had read a newspaper at the end of 2022, you’d be forgiven for thinking the property market was all “doom & gloom”. But two weeks in there are already the signs of green shots. Don’t get me wrong, we are not seeing the craziness that we experienced in the spring of 2022, but honestly that didn’t help anyone.

We can already see an increase on enquiries for both sales and lettings from the last quarter of 2022. The economic outlook is better with mortgage interest rates starting to fall, the economy did better in November than expected and whole sale gas prices have fallen.

I realise, I am guilty of an irritatingly positive disposition and I of course have a vested interest in a buoyant housing market. However, it does appear we are returning to normality. Anyone who was trying to buy last year will appreciate the difficulty in securing a purchase when each property had multiple offers. A normalised market should result in a far less stressful move.

This market also suits agents like Smart Estate Agent. Our years of experience, positive approach and forward-thinking marketing means we can excel in this climate. We’ve seen this all before. That expertise of how to present your home, 360 tours and individual marketing plans tailored to our clients needs means that we flourish in such markets.

So if you are contemplating a move in 2023 and would like some good, solid, sound advice without all the nonsense, give us a call.

Rob Graves



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