Property market

Property market sees busiest January on record 

Published February 10 2021
2 minute read
The record-breaking start to the year reported by Rightmove early in the month was sustained across all of January, with the website recording over 211 million visits from home-movers, a record for this time of year.  This is great news for anyone looking to sell or let their home, as despite various lockdowns and restrictions the housing market remains strong.

The property portal has reported visits to the website are up by 39% on January 2020, with over six million daily visits to the site, and the number of people contacting estate agents about a property to buy was up by 7% on January last year.  

In the rental market the increase in demand is even higher, with 14% more prospective tenants looking for a property to rent than this time last year.

Andrew Barry, Peter Alan Managing Director, commented, “The local property market is very active at the moment with more people than ever having started the New Year with a plan to move home.  As we head into the spring period, which is traditionally one of our busiest times of the year, potential buyers will be out in force looking for a new home.  We’re advising home owners to get their property on the market now and take advantage of the high demand for homes – sellers are in a strong position to achieve a good price and a quick sale.”

If you have a property to sell, please visit for a free instant online valuation or get in touch with your local branch directly if you would like to book a free valuation. 

We understand that even though you want to sell, you might have reservations about welcoming people into your home, which is why we work hard to ensure our practices are always ‘Covid-Secure’. In fact we have gone above and beyond this and work to a ‘Gold Standard’ ensuring the maximum protection for our customers and staff alike.

We follow strict physical distancing guidelines, wearing PPE to include face masks and gloves and maintain excellent hygiene practices when entering properties or when you visit us in branch.  We provide 360˚ virtual viewings and request our customers comply with regulations when attending face–to-face viewings, giving you extra peace of mind. 

Please visit our website today for a free instant online valuation or get in touch with your local branch directly if you would like to find out more.