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Staying Safe!

Published: 06/04/2020 By Tam van Wyk

Normally, at this time of year, I would be writing about the madness of the spring market - phones ringing off the hook, rushing between viewings, the offers and the negotiations and everyone’s excitement at the prospect of moving to a new home. This year is very, very different. I think, though, we’ve all had enough of doom and gloom and coronavirus, so, instead, let’s take a leaf out of Monty Python’s book and take a look on the bright side of life.

For a start, the sun is shining and the world is full of the most glorious blossom, pink, yellow and white. Finally, we can throw open the windows and let the warmth and light in. And, for many of us, we have more freetime on our hands than we have ever had before. It’s a time for creativity, for reading and writing, painting and making. Not to mention, getting around to all those little jobs we have been promising to do over the years.

Those weeds in the garden will be trembling at the prospect. Spiders, too, years of hard work about to be undone by a duster. Cupboards will be tidied, taps will stop dripping and fences will get their first coat of creosote since they were purchased. Others, no doubt will be even more ambitious – converting attics into temporary dens for unruly teenagers, redecorating sitting rooms and bedrooms, tiling bathrooms and kitchens. Or, if that’s not your thing, just relaxing in the sun.

Many of us will also be climbing new culinary heights in the kitchen. After all, if you can’t go out to a restaurant, you have to create your own at home. It might mean we’ll all emerge a little heavier, but next time we are allowed to have friends over, you can dazzle them with those exotic new dishes you’ve been perfecting.

At the end of it all, many of us will have made our homes better places to be. Others may decide to move on and, it wouldn’t surprise me if their search criteria included home offices and outside space.

In the meantime, the office might be closed, but the phones (and email) are still being manned and business continues, so if you need any help or advice, just give us a call. We've also been hard at work updating our social media accounts with new properties that we have on the market and snippets of the team, so head on over to our Instagram to follow us.

Well that’s it for now. Good luck, stay safe and we’ll be back before you know it.