Open day chance to view as many properties as you like
STRUTT & Parker, which has a branch in Pangbourne, says it finds homebuyers who had previously hesitated to
STRUTT & Parker, which has a branch in Pangbourne, says it finds homebuyers who had previously hesitated to make a move due to election uncertainty are now actively returning to the market.
With this in mind, the company has planned another one of its National Open House Days — on Saturday, June 13.
Alex Barton, partner at the Pangbourne office, said: “We are launching dozens of new properties throughout May and June — a jump in our normal activity now the election period is over.
“Often we find there are three or four different homes that could suit a prospective buyer, so the best and most effective method to view them is through our National Open House Days.”
Unlike a typical open house day — for just one house lasting only a couple of hours — Strutt & Parker’s open day permits buyers to view any house for sale from any of their 30 offices in England (except for London) all in one day.
Buyers may view as many houses as they like between 10am and 4pm.
Since 2009, when the idea was first tried, the amount of properties taking part in the event has soared by 28 per cent and the number of viewers on the day has increased by 41 per cent.
Converted into offers received, the figure has grown from £42million to £80million.
Alex said: “The unique nature of a National Open House Day means it works both ways â?? the sellers get plenty of pairs of feet through the door and the buyers get the opportunity to see what they want, when they want.
“It is especially good for a buyer who is not 100 per cent sure what they are after, allowing them to comfortably view as many properties as they like and establish their likes and dislikes more quickly and efficiently.”
• Strutt & Parker’s National Open House Day will be held on Saturday, June 13. Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, contact Strutt & Parker’s Pangbourne office — details of which can be found online at www.henleystandard.co.uk/Â property/agents.php