IF you are looking to sell or let your house, or buy or rent your next home, the MOVE – Open House Weekend could be right up your street.
The summer months are traditionally a quiet period for the housing market but not this year, according to Fulfords in Topsham and Exeter which is now gearing up for a busy autumn as it launches its MOVE – Open House Weekend event in September.
"Activity levels usually peak in the spring and then dip during the summer months as the holiday period takes people's focus away from moving home. However, that hasn't happened this year with the recent upturn in the housing market encouraging those looking to buy or rent property," says Lorna Brooks, branch manager of Topsham Fulfords.
The company believes the trend will continue into the autumn, with an influx of buyers and tenants keen to move before Christmas. With the added incentive of an Open House Weekend, the prospect for homeowners and landlords to sell or let their properties couldn't be better.
The MOVE – Open House Weekend will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15. The team at Fulfords will join more than 1,300 branches throughout the UK in this national campaign to help more buyers and sellers, landlords and tenants complete their sales, let their properties and purchase or rent a home this autumn.
In addition to the Open House Weekend, Fulfords will also be promoting the Government's Help to Buy scheme, which is assisting more first-time buyers to get on the housing ladder and purchase their first home. Fulfords mortgage consultants are available to provide information about the Help to Buy scheme as well as assist buyers in finding the right mortgage for them.
The last Open House event, held in May, attracted nearly 25,000 viewings and resulted in more than 2,000 sales. Launching the Move – Open House Weekend event, Barry Devlin, senior branch manager of the flagship city centre office commented: "Sellers and landlords from across the UK have already started to register for the event, recognising that this is an ideal opportunity to promote their property and attract lots of viewings from interested buyers and tenants over the weekend. Previous Open House events have been very successful for our customers and we expect this event to be no exception.
"The attraction for vendors, landlords, buyers and tenants alike is the opportunity for genuine home movers to see the widest selection of properties within one weekend at a time that is convenient for them, rather than different appointments scattered over days and sometimes weeks, which can make the process much longer."
Adam Friend, Cowick Street branch manager, added: "There is still time for homeowners and landlords to sign up and take part – we are keen to showcase as many properties as we possibly can to ensure we help match the right buyer and tenant to the right property and at the right price.
"The MOVE – Open House Weekend is another example of the innovative ways that we are helping buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants overcome the typical barriers they are often faced, by offering access to the most properties in one weekend, combined with dedicated in-house mortgage advice and a conveyancing solution, which ensures the legal aspects of your property transaction are managed by a professional property lawyer."
Don't miss out! If you have a property to sell or let, be part of the UK's largest Open House Weekend. Call 01392 252666 (city centre), 01392 411255 (Cowick Street, Exeter) or 01392 875057 (Topsham) or visit one of the branches for a full list of all the properties participating in the MOVE – Open House Weekend; alternatively log on to www.propertywide.co.uk