Spotlight on the Haslemere property market with Louis Cooper

As an estate agent, there’s nothing more rewarding than agreeing a sale or handing over keys to a new homeowner, according to our Sales Manager Louis Cooper.

Throughout the last year Louis has experienced the hottest market in his career as the stamp duty holiday created an unprecedented level of market activity.

With a decade of industry experience and a fantastic track record in sales and customer service roles, he successfully adapts to the ever-changing market conditions. We spoke to Louis to find out more about the local market and why he loves his role.

Haslemere property market

We have experienced a market boom with demand for property in our area increasing dramatically over the last 12 months. In my career I haven’t experienced a market like it and it has been an extremely exciting period despite the challenges we have faced due to the pandemic.

The Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) holiday introduced in July last year created a spike in activity within the property market. More people than ever have been looking to relocate from London to Haslemere and the villages, with family homes being top of the wish list.

House price increase

Properties with spacious living accommodation, home offices and outdoor space have come to market with Seymours and sold in record time. Increased demand has led to a rise in property prices and in relation to the South East of England, data from the UK House Price Index for June 2021 shows on average, house prices have risen by 10.5% since June 2020.*

The market remains busy despite the now tapered stamp duty holiday coming to an end on 30 September. However, we are experiencing a shortage of stock. Demand outweighs the volume of property coming to market and while this is the case property prices are likely to remain high.

My role is exciting because every day brings a new challenge and the property industry is constantly evolving. I love keeping well-informed so that I can provide our clients with the best possible advice.

I also enjoy getting out on the road and meeting new buyers and sellers, and keeping them informed throughout the sales journey.

I work closely with our owner Joss Cooper to keep any chains moving and to ensure smooth sales progression – ultimately achieving a positive outcome.

When buyers are relocating to our area I like sharing my knowledge of Haslemere, especially our amazing local walks and gastro pubs.

I thrive on client satisfaction and 5 star Google reviews like this make everything worthwhile:

“Had a really strong sales interaction with Louis at Seymours. He was highly responsive and the office team responded quickly if he was not around. Made our homebuying experience seamless and enjoyable.” Neil Preskett

There are currently 82 Google reviews with a 4.9 out of 5 rating, you can see them all here.

Your Property Partner For Life

If you are interested in finding out the value of your home or would like to bring your property to market, please contact our Haslemere sales team today on 01428 787878.