Date Published 19 May 2020
With the news from Government last week that our industry can re-open again many companies have started that process, some immediately and others with caution.
I personally took the decision to open our offices to staff from the 1st June to ensure that my teams were well protected and to be sure we can operate with all of staffs wellbeing in mind, we have been running the offices remotely since March I see no major rush to open doors to our offices when we have managed to keep up our services, viewings and phone lines during this period.
We have a structured re opening of the offices that commences from the 1st June, with key members of staff returning on a staggered basis until it is safe for the entire team to return back to the offices safely, the entire team have been provided the correct PPE and procedures to ensure that staff and clients are all protected as best as possible.
Our office opening times from the1st June until Further notice
Monday to Friday 9.30 am until 4.30 pm.
Saturday and Sunday by appointment only.
You can however reach the sales, Lettings, property managers and accounts team by telephone, email or booked zoom conference call between the hours of 9am and 5.30 pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm Saturday.
Whilst there has been an impact on the property market Reed Residential have continued to operate remotely, continue to let and sell properties with our video tours and social standing measures in place.
Also, my property management team have continued to work hard remotely assisting those that have been financially affected by the pandemic whilst arranging urgent maintenance works and safety checks.
The Lettings market whilst experiencing minor dip has continued to be very buoyant, enquiry numbers are still high in all aspects of the market, applicants still need to move around, students still require property, I can really see the Lettings market being far stronger this year thatn in 2019.
We have now started to see increased activity in the sellers' market , buyers actively looking to purchase a new home and vendors starting to re list their property, enquires are doubling each week.
Lets hope lenders look to make sensible options available to buyers in all aspects of the market place and that surveyors are sensible with their valuations, this will really keep the housing market positive and give buyers and sellers confidence to return.
I would like to thank my team that are working extremely hard to ensure we are still able to provide our customers a great service during this very difficult period