Hurfords are reporting a stunning return since lockdown was eased as business levels on all fronts are exceeding expectations.
Managing Director Josh Hurford adds “If I am honest we didn’t really know what type of market conditions we would be returning to but we’ve blown away by the level of activity across the whole business. Our residential sales team have seen a surge of buyers registering, clearly wanting to take advantage of some exceptional market rates, new instructions are flowing through as we are seeing more motivated sellers want to get on with their move having been stifled during lockdown, and the Mortgage team is inundated with the placement of Mortgage cases.
Market conditions in the region were very strong in quarter 1 of 2020, but COVID 19 clearly put the brakes on all forms of activity and created an unprecedented time in all our lives and mass concerns for the property industry throughout the UK. However, Josh believes COVID 19 aside, there are many key indicators that leave us to think that the challenging times ahead may only be short-lived. “It’s fair to say that the Government’s support with Furlough pay scheme has helped sellers & buyers to get moving with confidence, but our advice is to do it now as who knows what the future holds, but at the moment there are reasons to be cheerful."
All the group brands opened their doors to the public as of the 26th May and in doing so provided full training in accordance with the Government’s guidelines with all its staff to help with branch and customer welfare by providing them with all the necessary PPE to put all at ease. Josh Hurford finally adds "that in these unusual times it is vital as a credible business that we keep our staff and customers safe at all times.”