Anthony Martin Estate Agents report that a continued surge in buyers that are leaving London in their masses and choosing to live in a picturesque suburb of Kent. This increase in demand for homes in and around Kent has meant that Anthony Martin has seen the busiest October since 2017?? The award-winning agency said that the majority of their enquiries are from London buyers that are relocating from their small but expensive apartments in Central London to a spacious house in the picturesque Kent suburbs, after re-evaluating where and how they want to live, due to COVID 19.
London residents' desire for more green space and larger homes plus the Stamp duty holiday on the first £500,000 of any purchase has led to a mass exodus from London that has meant sales in the South East have increased up to 75% based on last year.
Anthony Martin Estate & Letting Agents, Dartford, Kent
Award-winning estate agents, Anthony Martin have seen this new trend throughout all its offices and in particular Barnhurst, Bexleyheath and Swanscombe in particular to the south-east of England and the commuter towns surrounding London, where house prices were up by more than 5% year on year in the third quarter of 2020.
Great schools also play a big part in the location choice for movers and Kent has an array of Ofsted outstanding Primary schools and exceptional grammar schools like Barnehurst Primary School and Dartford Grammar School.
COVID 19 has completely changed the way that people work, with many people now planning to regularly work from home and only visit the office once or twice a week, a longer commute has become more acceptable, making the under an hour journey from Kent a happy option for most.
Anthony Martin Estate Agents have continued to see a substantial number of enquiries for both sales and lettings in particular across Barnehurst, Swanscombe, Dartford, Bexley and Bexleyheath.
Anthony Martin's engaging, informative, highly responsive social media channels, linked with their user-friendly, completely bespoke website, make it easy for prospective clients to navigate the property they have to offer and enquire with a simple tap of their phone. They firmly believe in the importance of technology to make the property search process as simple and close to a real viewing as possible, particularly during these lockdown scenarios.
Tarkan Enver, from Anthony Martin went on to say “ Since lockdown, our clients are reassessing their housing needs and deciding to make a change. The most important things, that are now a must on their new home are things like gardens, office space and family rooms, October 2020 has been especially exciting as we have seen a number of news homes that fit this criteria come to market,”