Es­tate agent’s record sales set to con­tinue

Macclesfield Express - - HOMES -

AS hol­i­day­mak­ers the length and breadth of the M20 cor­ri­dor head off to sun­nier climes for a well-de­served sum­mer break, lo­cal es­tate agent Philip James takes a mo­ment to re­flect upon what has been a re­mark­able first half to 2015 for selling prop­er­ties in the Dids­bury and West Dids­bury vil­lages.

Di­rec­tor of the Philip James Group, Rob Kennedy said: “Even though we are hit­ting the hol­i­day pe­riod, sales and ac­tiv­ity re­mains ex­tremely high. This is re­flected in record sales through­out May, June and July, with many clients still search­ing for their per­fect home.

“We are cur­rently the mar­ket leader in Dids­bury and West Dids­bury, with a 30 per cent mar­ket share.

“This is giv­ing our team the added im­pe­tus to ne­go­ti­ate the very best prices for our clients and give a far more in­formed and pro­fes­sional ser­vice to both buy­ers and sellers alike.

“Sim­i­larly, we have sold 30 per cent of all avail­able prop­er­ties in Dids­bury and West Dids­bury over the first six months of this year. This proves that our stylish pre­sen­ta­tion and in­no­va­tive selling tech­niques are the best.

“One ex­am­ple is in the mar­ket­ing of our pres­tige prop­er­ties. We have been ex­per­i­ment­ing with drone pho­tog­ra­phy to pro­duce dy­namic aerial pic­tures; also land reg­istry maps with com­pass points and plot mea­sure­ments as stan­dard; and en­hanced zoom soft­ware for our highly suc­cess­ful mov­ing film video tours.”

West Dids­bury is con­tin­u­ing to hit new heights with de­mand, par­tic­u­larly from first-time buy­ers at­tracted by the ir­re­press­ible Bur­ton Road, reach­ing an all-time high. Philip James meets this de­mand time af­ter time and has a num­ber of apart­ment de­vel­op­ments and man­sion house con­ver­sions.

Rob con­tin­ued: “As a re­sult of hav­ing the high­est staff to prop­erty ra­tio in Dids­bury, our prop­erty ex­perts will now be vis­it­ing all prop­er­ties over £450,000 prior to them be­ing mar­keted. This ap­proach is al­ready pay­ing div­i­dends as the team can out­line the best selling fea­tures and dis­cuss the prop­er­ties with the con­fi­dence of hav­ing al­ready viewed them. The lo­cal mar­ket will con­tinue to can­ter along nicely de­spite the spec­tre of small in­ter­est rate rises early next year. I am not en­vis­ag­ing mas­sive price rises in the sec­ond half of the year, but the signs are that the mar­ket will re­main ex­tremely buoy­ant with in­creased buy-to-let ac­tiv­ity join­ing the ac­tive first-time buyer bracket.

“I was also sur­prised re­cently to hear both man­agers Alexan­der Mitchell and Carolyn Wil­liams have left Ju­lian Wad­den in Dids­bury but wanted to wish them ev­ery suc­cess”

If you want an ex­pert ap­praisal of your home con­tact Rob Kennedy on 0161 448 1234 or email rob.kennedy@ philip­james.co.uk

●● Rob Kennedy, di­rec­tor of Philip James Group

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