Ditch The Compass
March 1, 2023

At the moment, the property market is like an untrustworthy compass, not being able to trust one’s compass is always unnerving – and potentially dangerous.

The needle should point accurately; instead of going round and round, making the public uncertain about the correct way to go. Many people are faced with the rotating needle of conflicting information from the press and social media. Some commentators point to falling values, while others disagree.

It’s challenging for most to know which way to go. Should one hold off buying or selling in the hope of a better market? But buyers and sellers will be active by then, which could mean losing the advantage of bold action now.

The answer to all these questions is to ignore the confused media compass and find a more reliable pathfinder. Enter the estate agent. You might be surprised to know how much a good, experienced estate agent knows about the property market, especially their own local market.

They say it takes 10 years of deliberate practice to become an expert in anything. Over ten years a good estate agent will have marketed, agreed the sales and seen through to completion thousands of property deals through markets good and bad, economies booming and busting, in spring, summer, autumn and winter. These property experts will have also helped families move during the good and the not-so-good times in their lives. Agents with over 10,000 hours of experience will have learnt what to do whatever the market, and they know what to do now.

So, if you want to know what direction is best for you in the prevailing property market, don’t trust a compass; ask an expert.


For further advice on buying and selling, or to speak to an independent
financial adviser please telephone or email 

Huntingdon tel: 01480 414800 | email: huntingdon@peterlane.co.uk

Kimbolton tel: 01480 860400 | email: kimbolton@peterlane.co.uk