Spring is almost underway and it’s the time of year when houses traditionally go on the market. As people’s gardens begin to blossom, their homes are considered more saleable and this is the principal reason for the trend. From Easter through to the end of October, the housing market goes into overdrive, with the peak period occurring in June, July and August. At Ward Thomas Removals, business increases by 50 per cent and we launch a recruitment drive to keep everything running efficiently, making sure we can take on all the extra removals, storage and moving work. Even with all this additional muscle, we get booked up very quickly, particularly during the end of a week and the latter part of each month – these are the most popular periods. So book us as early as you can and disappointment can be averted.
This year, we anticipate a change in the seasonal pattern because of the looming election; the market may well be a little subdued until it’s over. Prior to polling day, a sense of uncertainty pervades all kinds of businesses, removals very much among them. Potential buyers tend to hold back from large purchases until the dust has settled a bit and matters, such as the proposed mansion tax, have been resolved. As a result, our busy phase may be more condensed than usual, kicking off after the 7th of May. Nevertheless, once spring has sprung, we’d encourage clients to book their move in good time.