7th January 2021
The month of January is usually a time when plans are made and thoughts turn to the future. After a year like 2020 it's no surprise that most of us are even more interested in making sure the New Year is a time of new beginnings and new experiences.
Even though we're still in the middle of various
restrictions and adaptations that are affecting normal day to day life, the
property market is still allowed to remain open. More than that, everyone needs
something to look forward to and for some that means putting plans to move home
House prices in the UK rose by 7.5% in 2020 according to the latest Nationwide figures, something that few might have predicted back in March when the first lockdown was put in place.
Pent up demand, availability of mortgages and low interest
rates all played a part in making the highest growth rate in property prices
for six years. With the year ahead looking uncertain in many ways, it means
that right now is probably the best time to try and make the most of how much
your property is worth.
One of the basic laws of trading on financial markets is to sell when prices are high, making the most of the profit that your original investment has built up over time.
Most of us don't think of our homes as being a financial investment in terms of making money, but if you do sell at the right moment it can mean a big tax free financial windfall comes your way, and this is particularly true if you are thinking of downsizing.
With 2021 forecasts expecting unemployment to increase and the possibility of interest rate rises being needed to fight inflationary pressures, sellers are perfectly positioned right now to make the most of a move.
New Year's resolutions
Sometimes it easy to put things off and thoughts of moving house can seem daunting in the colder months. However, waiting until the lighter days of Spring might mean that you miss out on the current market conditions which are making things perfect for selling your property.
Although timing is important, choosing the right estate agent is key to making sure you get the best price for your home. At Maslen we pride ourselves on giving you accurate, honest and achievable valuations - we never inflate a figure just to try and get business.
Sadly many of our competitors do this, giving false hope and then advising a reduction in price when a property doesn't sell. By that time the damage is often done, with your home looking 'stale' to potential buyers and the market having moving on.
So to make the most of the current opportunities to maximise the value of your home get in touch with us today and we'll get you moving!
An efficient, professional and friendly service. Helpful and a pleasure to do business with.
Mr Beddington Brading Road
We cannot recommend Maslen's estate agents enough.
Many thanks to Paul, Donna, Janette and the...
Linda & Les Wigmore Close
Very thorough & very informative.
Mr Michnowicz Waldegrave Road
A very positive experience - I had most contact with the Fiveways office and they were so friendly and helpful.
Ms A King Balfour Road
Graham Griffin provided us, and continues to provide us, will all-round excellent advice. We trust his knowledge and expertise.
Mr Blackmore & Ms O'Sullivan Financial Services
Paula's role was brilliant. Having someone office based and available was so appreciated and her promptness an impressive service - every Estate Agent...
Ms Wynn-Jones Baxter Street
We were very impressed with the Nick from start to finish.
Mr & Mrs Smith Lewes Road
Please thank Paula at Lewes Road - Excellent service.
Mr & Mrs Nuthall Lewes Road
The staff were very helpful, an excellent service. I would recommend you to others.
Miss Hockly Fiveways
Thanks for an excellent service.
Mr King Hove
Thank you Paul and Archie, you gave an excellent service, as well as Kelly. I look forward to working with you again.
Mr White Fiveways
Ben and Paula were calm and reassuring throughout a very difficult process!
Ms Easterbrook Bear Road
Thank you. We found all the staff knowledgeable and really pleasant to deal with.
Ms Ansloos Lewes Road
Exceptional service throughout the process - should we decide to sell in the future we wouldn't hesitate to use your agency. You're a cut above the...
Ms Windels & Mr Barham Fiveways
Great service, always polite and friendly. Excellent contact and info all the way.
Mr Wells Bishops Road
A really good experience.
Mr Tibble Lewes Road
Maslens as a whole were really friendly and professional. I have to thank and congratulate Paula Carter for being superb at her job and exceeding m...
Ms Warren Hove
First class service from a first class team.
Mr & Mrs English The Ridgway
Excellent communication and advice throughout. It felt very reassuring to be in good hands.
Mrs Brooker Buller Road
Very pleased with the excellent service throughout. Professional, friendly, efficient and no hard sell. Achieved above asking price. Thank you!
Mr Witten Lewes Road
It was an amazing experience, everyone involved were fantastic.
Mr & Mrs Knight Woodingdean
Cannot express our appreciation enough of all the efforts made by the Woodingdean team - they were fantastic.
Mr John Mogridge Woodingdean
I found the service to be courteous, friendly and efficient.
Mr Upton Buller Road
Very impressed with the service. Sharon Wareham works tirelessly, very professionally and is always there for advice.
Miss Matthews Kipling Avenue
Nick and Paula are total stars! They were incredibly supportive and present throughout. Thank you!
Miss O'Haire Hove
Best Estate Agents ever experienced - professional, approachable, competent and exemplary.
Mr & Mrs Guest Riley Road
All agents at Maslen were extremely helpful and polite from the beginning to the completion of sale.
Mr Johnson Fiveways
Already recommended you! Thank you.
Mr Edwards The Ridgway
Very pleased with the service. Many thanks to Sharon and the boys!
Mr Flynn Woodingdean
Sharon and her team could not have done more in what was a difficult sale.
Ms Daly Woodingdean
Very impressed with all dealings with Maslen. Paula Carter was in particular very knowledgeable and helpful.
Mr McBlane Hove
Sharon, Harvey and James were all excellent - very professional. Totally opposite to what I have experienced with other agents. Maslen have restore...
Ms Lyons Woodingdean
A good team at Woodingdean helped us through a stressful time.
Mr & Mrs Penton Sycamore Close
All the staff I dealt with were excellent. Sharon worked really hard to complete the sale.
Mrs Bent Falmer Gardens
Our local office manager, Sharon Wareham was warm and friendly and kept us up to date at all times.
Mr Hope The Brow
Superb service as usual, I would always recommend you.
Ms S Hike Blackthorn Close
Thanks David, all very professional.
Mrs Flowers Foxdown Road
Hugely impressed with Ben & his team.
Mrs Mead Upper Lewes Road
The team worked very hard over a long period to ensure my sale went through - excellent service!
Mr Patrick Gladstone Terrace
Best Agents in Brighton.
Mrs Field Tarner Road
Service exceeded my expectations overall at all stages of the process - I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you. Thanks.
Ms Greene Lewes Road
A completely painless experience from start to finish. Thank you.
Mr Woolven & Mrs Bessant-Woolven Lewes Road
Ben was particularly enthusiastic and helpful. Martin, Paula, Sam and Will are all hard workers.
Ms Goodey Franklin Road
Paula was fabulous and we felt really informed and supported.
Mr & Mrs Walker Lewes Road
Very helpful and patient team.
Mrs Shea Selborne Place
Outstanding service from Sharon. James is an asset to Maslens & Harvey was so helpful and polite.
Ms Cianchetta Selhurst Road
I wish we had used you to sell our property! Nice to meet honest people, who are genuinely interested in helping. Very pleased.
Mrs Porter Taunton Road
I was new to the area and viewed a lot of properties with a lot of different agents. Maslens were by far the best I came in contact with, so when i...
Mr & Mrs Heer Lewes Road
Sharon was amazing! She kept us up to date the whole way through the process. We cannot fault Sharon or the rest of her team.
Mr & Mrs Ashley Woodingdean
Harvey was helpful and easily reachable at the beginning of the process and Sharon kept us informed and was always happy to help.
Ms Murch & Ms Mapa Ticehurst Road
You were amazingly helpful throughout - a real pillar of strength with a very difficult sale.
Mrs Parkin Fiveways
Brilliant. Well done to Sharon and the Woodingdean team.
Ms Curtis The Ridgway
Extremely efficient. Nick and Paula are excellent. The weekly phone calls were much appreciated.
Ms Gray Lewes Road
First class service. Friendly and professional.
Mr Thorne The Avenue
I would recommend Maslen to anyone.
Mrs Tripp Woodingdean
Thank you for everything!
Ms Tucker Willow Close
Very impressed with the efficient and friendly service, the staff were a pleasure to deal with.
Mr & Mrs Gill Lewes Road
The Woodingdean team were very friendly and approachable.
Mrs Palmer Pitt Gardens
Sharon was excellent, she kept us informed at all stages and was a really calming objective influence in the process.
Ms Frederick Channel View Road
Paul was absolutely brilliant.
Mrs Tasker Fiveways
Excellent Service from start to finish.
Mr T Mole Cromwell Road
Excellent service as always
Mr Field Ringmer Road
Excellent customer service throughout. I will definitely recommend you, and use you again. Thank you.
Ms Longley Kingsbury Street
All very professional, kept updated throughout. Very pleased - Would recommend.
Mrs Hammond Hove
Very good service and communication. Paula was excellent.
Mr & Mrs Scarboro 1 Pevensey Road
Very impressive - professional and friendly, both Martin Timms and Paula Carter were excellent at keeping in contact with sensible advice based on...
Mrs O'Connor Hove
Fantastic service. By far the best agents we have ever used, I cannot recommend you highly enough.
Mr Field Mafeking Road
Very comprehensive and professional. Nice people to work with and highly recommended.
Mr Alderton Ladysmith Road
Paula was absolutely amazing!
Mr & Mrs MacKay Lewes Road
Very professional service. Thank you!
Miss New & Mr Jackson Buller Road
Very pleased with the experience. I would definitely recommend you and use you again.
Ms D Edmonds Horton Road
Good team. Straightforward. No nonsense.
Mr Standing Newmarket Road
It was a long, drawn out process that the people at Maslen helped me through, without the impression that it was a chore. So extremely professional...
Mr McLagan Lewes Road
The sale was dealt with swiftly, professionally and successfully. Thank you Maslen!
Mrs Lincoln Hove
Thank you Maslens, you were all excellent!
Miss Jasper Taunton Road
Excellent service from the Lewes Road branch. Martin Timms secured a quick sale & at a good price & Paula Carter worked really hard to secure...
Ms Schulte Bear Road
Very, very happy we chose you, felt right from the start! Thank you!
Miss Blackadder Coniston Court, Holland Road
Paul Wilkinson was extremely helpful and efficient. The only problem was the vendors solicitor and Paul warned me of this. A good transaction all r...
Mr Lavender Fiveways
We were very pleased with services provided by the Fiveways office.
Mr & Mrs Sawyer Shaftesbury Road
The whole team were very committed from start to finish.
Mr Pilgrim Lewes Road
In February 2016 I was looking to buy and sell very rapidly. Competition among buyers at the time was very high. Sharon @ the Woodingdean branch sh...
Ms Helen Lyons Woodingdean
A very committed team who made the sale process very easy.
Ms Rees Ticehurst Road
Quality advice about when and how to sell, which was spot on. Thank you.
Miss Coleman Buller Road
The whole team were excellent, each one of them felt like family. Sharon had a lot of sorting to do at times but coped very well, a true profession...
Mr Vernon Woodingdean
I have bought and sold 7 properties, and this was the best experience of an estate agents services I have found.
Mrs Shepherd Hertford Road
As always, an excellent service.
Mr & Mrs Field Lewes Road
Sold within 2 weeks for asking price "excellent!"
Mr Grundy Bishops Road
Many thanks to Nick. It was an easy process thanks to you! I'm extremely satisfied with how the sale went, great job.
Ms Mayanobe Aymer Road
Sharon was excellent - kept us well informed, thank you so much!
Ms Waters Cowley Drive
From start to finish the sale was dealt with in a thoroughly professional manner.
Mr Gibbs Lewes Road
We were delighted with the service received from all the staff with whom we had contact,
Dr Crichton The Ridgway
Paula is amazing!
Ms Aspnall Gladstone Place
Compared to your rivals, your service was excellent
Ms McGrigor Milner Road
Very happy with the service we got from you guys, everyone we dealt with was extremely friendly, professional and helpful. Thanks!
Mr Brown Titian Road