Last week I talked about how we (the whole property sales and lettings industry) were expecting the lock-down for estate and letting agents to be lifted on or by the 1st June. On Tuesday night the Government announced, without any warning to the industry, that we could open again on Wednesday 13th May! Coincidentally, Cadman Homes was “born” (incorporated at Companies House) on the 13th May 2008! We are looking at this coincidence as a good luck charm for all estate and lettings agents, especially those in the Rugby, Lutterworth and Kenilworth area!
We are going to re-open the office to the public next week. We have literally JUST had a delivery of protective gloves and masks arrive at the (house) front door and we are waiting for “sneeze guards” and protective desk screens to arrive. We are going to make some changes to the way the office operates, but as I said in the last article, we will not be jumping on the band-wagon of laying off staff and replacing them with self-employed “reps”, nor will we be ditching the “High Street” estate agents office in Rugby.
We will however be actively pursuing business in the Lutterworth and Market Harborough area. With myself and Valerie living in North Kilworth (LE17), and having built a robust business that is now (partly thanks to lock-down) geared up for more remote working and virtual connectivity, we feel the time is right to “throw our hat into the ring” and offer our great marketing services for the community we live in, and the character homes that the Lutterworth and Market Harborough area has to offer. South Leicestershire has some beautiful towns and villages and some fantastic character property and luxury homes, but there is, we think, a gap in the market for a proactive estate and letting agent to really make a fanfare about these beautiful properties.
By not having a physical office to staff, we can serve our community with a more streamlined service that doesn’t have to support the running costs of a physical office, whilst still being true to our core values of community engagement.
I, for example have just taken a voluntary position with Leicestershire police, looking at the security of our heritage buildings like churches, country houses, memorials and other heritage assets. I will be going into the community and giving advice on property security and how to protect our heritage assets so that the villages and towns we enjoy so much stay picturesque and the history of our property is retained. For more information click here.
Whatever the next year looks like we are confident that the market will be “ok” and may even bounce back to the pre-Corona levels sooner than the press are predicting. After all, today’s news is tomorrow’s fish and chips paper!
Stay safe, stay alert (whatever that means to you), and contact us if you need to talk about anything property related. We’re here to give you the right advice at this difficult time.
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