Rightmove exceeded six million visits for the first time on the 27th May, which is an increase of 18% compared to last year.
This interest translated into a surge of enquiries received by estate agents, with a record number of people getting in touch via Rightmove.
Having quizzed more than 4,600 house hunters, the portal revealed that more than a quarter (28 per cent) had only recently decided to move, having had no plans to do so pre-lockdown. Perhaps lots of time spent at home has made people realise they need more space, perhaps for a home office or a larger garden.
Rightmove’s Miles Shipside said this boost in interest was due to a combination of pent up demand being released, new people entering the market and no half-term holidays during lockdown.
The number of sales being agreed by agents is now picking up. Agents in Malvern and Worcester are also experiencing an increase in enquiries in excess of the normal for the year. The increase will give a welcome boost to an industry that has been severely impacted by the events of this year.
Release of pent-up demand leads to busiest ever day as more home-movers enter market - Rightmove Press Centre
Rightmove records busiest ever day on Wednesday 27th May, surpassing six million visits for the first time and up 18% on the same Wednesday in May last year Search is turning into action with record levels of people phoning and emailing estate agents thro
Judith Bennett the MD of Britannia Bennetts said;
With holidays abroad currently suspended and the fantastic early summer weather we’re having, many people have started looking at moving house to invest in their home environment after considering how important the time spent at home is to their personal well-being.
Lockdown has meant staying in our homes and never has such a huge significance been placed on our home and its ability to give us and our family the ‘feel-good factor’.
Location and perhaps buying somewhere that offers a little more room to enable indoor hobbies, extra space for children/teens to spend time, a separate home office, or, an outdoor space for barbecues and relaxing - whatever the need, concentrating on creating the optimum home living space is a priority for many with the challenges we are all experiencing and the changes to our lives.
If you are contemplating a move over the coming months why not contact us to find out how we can help you make a positive plan - we are here to offer advice on decluttering and how to get the most from your move including a schedule to suit all requirements no matter how large or small.
We have over 30 years of experience in removals, accommodating individual requirements which is particularly useful in these challenging times. Simply enquire via our email form or call us on 01684 892236 to discuss your requirements.
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