I Am The Agent puts its hat into the property ring
2016, although a turbulent year for property, was still a successful one where it mattered. Property prices continued their hike, despite the much debated EU referendum, the introduction of a higher rate of duty on second homes, and of course the stamp duty changes putting road blocks in the way.
As the year came to a close and 2017 reared its fresh, new head, the general outlook for the country was overwhelmingly positive, but that seems to have died down as we head into mid-January. Nonetheless, I Am The Agent, one of the country’s most prevalent online estate agents, has underlined the previous optimistic approach to the property market by suggesting that 2017 looks set to follow the uphill trend – and not buck it like some reports have suggested.
Rebecca Peach, Managing Director of I Am The Agent, said, “2017 is undeniably going to be difficult. The triggering of Article 50, the predicted housing shortage, and of course the political changes across the pond will all have an impact on the housing market here in the UK. It’s no secret that people were concerned that the annual rate of growth for house prices in the UK slowed from a high of 9.3% in June 2016 to 6.9% in October, however what’s most important to remember is that this is still a significant growth when compared to 2015.”
There have been numerous murkier reports for 2017’s outlook coming in from all over the sector since 2016 started to wind down. Some predict a slower annual growth of around half what the year ended on, while others suggest a decline in prices due to the rising cost of living making buying a new house unaffordable, thus slowing the market.
“As has been the case for the past couple of years, those looking to buy should do so sooner rather than later to ensure they don’t get priced out as the year progresses,” added Rebecca. “These negative predictions are just that – predictions that are not based on any facts and figures. We have never been in a situation quite like this before, so all this doom and gloom is unwarranted. And as always, those who are wanting to sell should treat the market just like at any other time and ensure their home is advertised in its best light on as many relevant platforms as possible.”
I Am The Agent has many years’ experience selling houses. The company prides itself on taking a different approach to the housing market by putting homeowners in charge of their pad. This not only lets the person who knows the property best highlight its features, but also saves sellers thousands when compared to traditional, high street agents.
To find out more about I Am The Agent and their market-changing packages that include a whole host of benefits as standard, visit the website: https://www.iamtheagent.com/
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NOTES TO EDITORS:
I Am The Agent was one of the first online estate agencies to offer fixed fee sales and letting packages to homeowners and landlords.The company’s tagline is: I am saving, I am in control. I Am The Agent. It gives homeowners and landlords full control of their listing, allowing them to ‘become the agent’.The company boasts a 9.8 ‘excellent’ rating on Trustpilot.I Am The Agent’s website has over 80,000 registered users.The pioneering company has saved clients in excess of £18,000,000 over the last few years.I Am The Agent managing director, Rebecca Peach, has five years’ hands-on research of the industry and marketing expertise.The company prides itself on offering customers more for their money compared to their competitors. The pricing to receive a valuation, board, professional photos, floorplans and 12 months’ marketing on Rightmove and Zoopla is just £399inc vat. This highlights between a 50% and 65.5% saving for exactly the same offering as Purple Bricks – depending on whether sales are inside or outside of London. It also highlights a 24% saving on Tepilo and 70% saving on eMoov’s cheapest packages. However these both exclude a board and assisted viewings, while boasting shorter marketing time as standard.