As 2017 draws to a close and the New Year draws closer, we’ve been thinking about what a fantastic year we’ve had here at Wright Marshall…
We’ve been delighted to welcome new members to our growing teams across the region. At the start of the year, Florence Logan joined our head office in Tarporley, and has impressed us with her skills and efficiency. Kathryn Clowes has joined the Knutsford team as a Senior Country Homes consultant, and brings with her years of experience in the luxury property market. Nantwich has said hello to Hannah Starkey who recently joined the 56 High Street office and has fit in to the team dynamics in no time. Derbyshire was also treated to a new sales and lettings negotiator when Tanya Beswick came on board, and Sarah Boucker made the move from Whitchurch to Chester.
We’ve also dedicated ourselves to involving ourselves even further in the local communities we serve. In October, we really got in to the festive spirit at Knutsford when we took part in the town’s ‘Pumpkin Path’ competition. Our incredibly talented Lynda Kirk worked hard to create the spookiest window on the Princess Street, using pumpkins and rats and crow decorations, and used plenty of cotton wool for the traditional spider web and even a witch! On Hallowe’en night, we opened the office late and gave out treats to over 100 trick or treaters. The entries for the window competition were all put on Facebook and were voted for by the people of Knutsford. It was quite a surprise when the Mayor of Knutsford himself turned up at our offices to announce that we’d won the competition!
It’s certainly been an interesting year for the UK’s property market – lettings fees were discussed in the Houses of Parliament, the Government announced more funds would be put towards Help To Buy schemes to help young people get their foot on the property ladder, and the future of leasehold properties were up for debate. Our resident media property expert, Robert Reed, was called upon throughout the year to appear on BBC Breakfast to discuss the hottest property topics of the time. We saw Robert discuss the rise of house prices back in May, where he highlighted that asking prices shouldn’t be the focus, but final sold prices achieved. Later on in August the controversial topic of online estate agents was much discussed, and Robert appeared once more to remind house sellers that although one off online fees may be tempting, it is the final outcome of the selling process which really counts.
With the year we’ve had in 2017, we can’t wait to see what to see what 2018 brings! We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, from everyone here at Wright Marshall.