Wow, April has been incredibly kind. So much activity behind the scenes has put us in front of some exceptional clients. The very best relationships and businesses are built on trust. I had the absolute pleasure this week of meeting clients across the company and the feedback is positive as we continue to push boundaries locally.

We had a blast last night at Solihull Moors, eyes were down as over 100 joined us in the inaugural Bingo Night - if you’d like to come to the next one let me know.

Have a fantastic Bank Holiday, get out and enjoy this wonderful weather…but before you go - here’s what the teams have to say across the business starting with Sales Director, Lisa Smith.

“At DM & Co we believe in transparency and want our sellers and buyers to be kept up-to-date with market activity. With April nearly over, I thought I would give you a brief overview of activity across the sales offices for the month and compare that with March. It has felt a little quieter, particularly with the Easter holidays, so let’s see what the data says! In April we have registered 546 buyers, down by 22%, have been instructed on 33 new properties, down by 10%, and agreed 39 sales, down by 18%, however we have conducted 666 viewings, up by 1%, and there has been no reduction in the number of market appraisals carried out. Interestingly, according to Rightmove, new instructions are down 9% across the country, and sales are down by 19%, showing our activity throughout April certainly reflects the wider market. Many will ask if this is the start of a slow down in the market, or is it just that lots of families were away for Easter and had put their home search and sale on hold until May?  If you are looking to sell your home in and around B93 - I would love to hear from you.” - Lisa Smith, Branch Manager - Dorridge and Sales Director

“A week of preparation ready for some big news set to be released after the bank holiday. Two new development plots and three new homes sites all set to be released within the next few weeks and we cannot wait to get them up and running! They’ll hit at the perfect time with us now on the last few remaining units of all of our current sites. If you are a developer and we haven’t spoken this year, you are missing out!” - Chris Evans, Land & New Homes Manager

“I am blown away by the activity levels within the million pound plus market. Seeing a huge demand for four and five bedroom family homes between £1.25m and £2m - location is key, so get in touch if you are looking to downsize as I have a buyer for your property. Dominic has been to see a couple of belters at £3m+ and is super excited to discuss the marketing of those properties in the coming weeks. If you would like to see what makes selling your property with Solihull’s No.1 Million Pound Agent so different, get in touch - I would love to meet you - email me by clicking here.” - Kathy Griffiths, Head of Premium

“This week has seen a continuation of high levels of valuation requests for all types of properties, and a total of 7 new instructions for the week, with a good variety of property types and price ranges coming to market. Anyone thinking of selling, any type of property, at all price levels please get in touch as demand from buyers continues to outstrip the number of properties available on the market. We have qualified buyers just waiting for their dream property – it could be yours!  Matching the 7 instructions were 7 sales agreed, some of which sold pre-market so whatever type of property you are looking for please let us know in order that we can do everything possible to find you your next home.” - Peter Faithfull, Branch Manager - Solihull

The rental market is not slowing down & with Shirley becoming our hotspot area of the week, we need more properties. Each property I have shown this week have let first viewing including some with offers over! How long will this last? Who knows, but I absolutely love it & I don't see it ending anytime soon! Furnished & unfurnished homes is what we need! Want to be a part of the fun in this fantastic market? Join The Landlord Club today. Now is the time to invest and assess your portfolio!” - Gabrielle Argue, Lettings Manager

Thank you for taking the time to read this weeks market update - if you would like to know about anything property related, we would love to hear from, and help you.

Let’s be honest - selling your home is never going to be easy, there will always be something that doesn’t quite go to plan - what is incredibly important is how your agent reacts to these instances.

If you would like to learn more about how we operate, please get in touch with the Solihull or Dorridge office on 0121 775 0101 or 01564 777 314 respectively.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Dominic Murphy - email me here or WhatsApp on 07595 903 811

Managing Director – DM & Co. Homes