De­mand is high but future still un­cer­tain

Macclesfield Express - - HOMES -

ROB Kennedy, direc­tor of Philip James Kennedy, com­ments on the lo­cal prop­erty sales mar­ket and of­fers and in­sight into the year ahead THE prop­erty sales mar­ket in Dids­bury and West Dids­bury vil­lages is con­tin­u­ing to ex­cite, with de­mand far out­strip­ping sup­ply.

How­ever, the big­gest ques­tion of all is how will the mar­ket per­form mov­ing over the next 12 months? Will prices in­crease again, level out or re­duce?

As a mar­ket lead­ing agent, Philip James is work­ing at the cliff face; valu­ing prop­er­ties based on how much cur­rent prop­er­ties are sell­ing for, and judg­ing the price level reg­is­tered buy­ers would ex­pect to pay for cer­tain types of prop­erty.

The team at Philip James Kennedy ap­pre­ci­ates that the ad­vice it gives to buy­ers and sell­ers alike is of great im­por­tance, and that clear pro­fes­sional rec­om­men­da­tions are part of the ser­vice that we give. We have built a rep­u­ta­tion on pro­vid­ing a pro­fes­sional ser­vice to buy­ers while ne­go­ti­at­ing im­pres­sive sales prices for our sell­ers. We recog­nise that it is not only about gen­er­at­ing view­ings and of­fers for sell­ers, but how well we can ne­go­ti­ate the of­fers for our clients.

As the largest and most ex­pe­ri­enced team in Dids­bury vil­lage, we have the ex­per­tise and the train­ing to give us the edge through our ne­go­ti­a­tions. Our suc­cess and rep­u­ta­tion is re­flected by the fact we have sold the ma­jor­ity of exclusive prop­er­ties between £750,000 and £3m where we pro­vide a be­spoke and per­sonal ser­vice.

The lo­cal mar­ket is dif­fi­cult to nav­i­gate with many buy­ers only will­ing to sell lo­cally if they can find a suit­able prop­erty close to Dids­bury or West Dids­bury vil­lages.

I always think that Dids­bury’s name is big­ger than the area it cov­ers as it is ge­o­graph­i­cally quite small once you look at where suit­ably sized prop­er­ties are lo­cated – whether the ac­com­mo­da­tion is suit­able; which way the gar­den faces, and whether it is within the catch­ment for cer­tain schools.

As a team, we ap­pre­ci­ate this and try to take a very pro-ac­tive ap­proach when in­form­ing clients of new prop­er­ties com­ing avail­able and cre­at­ing a very de­tailed brochure with stylish pic­tures lay­ing out all the in­for­ma­tion a keen buyer would re­quire.

This makes for a far more pro­fes­sional ex­pe­ri­ence when view­ing clients’ prop­er­ties.

Equally, we have hand-picked our view­ing con­sul­tants who carry a high level of ex­per­tise and knowl­edge about the prop­er­ties they are show­ing on open day events so they can an­swer any ques­tions you have on the ap­point­ment.

With an elec­tion next year and the threat of an in­ter­est-rate hike, I think it is fair to say that I would an­tic­i­pate mod­est price in­creases in 2015.

Tra­di­tion­ally in Dids­bury, prices go up dur­ing the first quar­ter of the fi­nan­cial year with prices set to main­tain cur­rent lev­els for the rest of 2014.

How­ever, we are trad­ing at about a 10 per cent in­crease since au­tumn 2013. ●● IF you are con­sid­er­ing sell­ing, con­tact Rob Kennedy for a per­sonal as­sess­ment of your prop­erty and be­spoke ad­vice about mar­ket­ing on 0161 448 1234.

●● The Philip James Kennedy Dids­bury of­fice, and right, the com­pany’s direc­tor Rob Kennedy

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