Searching for a property in Surrey – the new priorities

The stamp duty holiday may be drawing to a close on 30th June, however, there is every indication that the continued surge and momentum in buyers looking for a new property in Surrey will continue throughout 2021. Our national research shows that there are now 22 buyers chasing every newly listed property.

New ways of working - home offices
There’s been a persistent, increased interest in properties that can facilitate longer term working from home requirements – beyond a corner for a desk – with buyers prioritising an extra bedroom, garden office or study.

2 Mowbray Gardens, Dorking is a beautifully appointed and extended semi-detached home, situated in a highly convenient cul-de-sac, and within striking distance of Dorking town centre and Deepdene and mainline stations, which comes with a fully equipped detached garden room/studio - perfect for a home office. Guide price £675,000. View details.

Making do at the kitchen table is a distant memory from the beginning of the pandemic, and new goals are for working from home in more focused – and permanent – ways. As working from home cements itself into the UK working culture, we’re finding that more people are expanding their property search to Surrey’s villages and properties with good outside space so, if required, they can install a home office in the garden.

Broome Perrow, Old Road, Buckland, Betchworth is a handsome Victorian wing set in a desirable location with established south facing garden, a stone's throw from the pond and local amenities at Buckland. Guide price £1,295,000. View details

More property for your money in Surrey
Searching for a home that gives that extra space, and more value for money, has meant that we’re seeing more and more buyers from inside the M25, looking to realise their dreams of moving away from busier areas – something that the new norms of working has now made possible. This has led to a larger group of buyers searching for a new home within a smaller pool of properties for sale. With this very busy and fast-paced Surrey market, it is now preferable to be in a full buying position to secure your ideal home. We are finding some buyers are missing out as they are yet to secure a purchaser for their own property. 

Excellent commuter links
For those who still work in the City – whether back to pre-pandemic levels or part-time in an office – easy access to fast transport links remains of primary importance. Luckily, we have excellent access to London, with commuters arriving in the City in around 50 minutes from Dorking’s main station and around 42 minutes from Reigate’s main station. Just time to gather your thoughts before the beginning of a working day.

Within a two minute walk of both Dorking mainline station and Dorking Deepdene station, Crestholm, Deepdene Avenue, Dorking, is a four bedroom detached home with delightful gardens, located in a coveted road, close to the town centre, stations and excellent schools Guide price £875,000. View details

Located between Reigate (1 mile) and Redhill (0.7 miles) train stations, 47 Hatchlands Road, Redhill is a handsome detached, four bedroom early Edwardian residence located in a prominent and well-regarded position at Shaw's Corner on the Redhill/ Reigate border. Guide price £875,000. View details.

The great outdoors
Restrictions are thankfully easing, but the last year or so has given many of us a renewed appreciation of the great outdoors.

Coach House, Partridge Lane, Newdigate, Dorking is a wonderful 19th century attached, five bedroom family home offering superbly proportioned accommodation of great style and character. All of the rooms enjoy a delightful and contrasting outlook either over the property's manicured lawns or the neighbouring countryside. Guide price £1,150,000. View details.

What began as a necessity, where we took a walk in order to simply change our scenery, has now become a major priority for many property hunters, as mental health, wellness and a desire to be close to nature take centre stage.

Quality Street, Merstham, Redhill forms part of the North Downs Way and this charming and beautifully presented three bedroom Grade II listed attached cottage will have you in the great outdoors directly from your doorstep. Guide price ££799,950. View details

Properties for sale close to open, green spaces have been snapped up quickly at both our Dorking and Reigate branches, and we see no let-up in this for the foreseeable future.

Great Lake Farm, Langshott, Horley, is a handsome and beautifully presented six bedroom Grade II listed country residence, ideally situated for the amenities and train connections at Horley and with access to miles of open countryside, perfect for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Guide price £1,550,000. View details.

We’re also finding that larger gardens, woodlands and space for animals is now towards the top of people’s wish lists for a new property.

Schools rule
As ever, proximity to good schools remains at the top of property owners’ priority lists, and with a growing pool of potential buyers from an increasingly wide geographical area looking for a new home, those close to good schools are not sticking around for very long.

0.2 mile from Bletchingley Village Primary School and less than a mile from The Hawthorns School, Bletchingley, 1 Grange Close, Bletchingly is a detached, six bedroom executive family home with annexe located in a quiet cul-de-sac. Guide price £975,000. View details.

Close to St Paul’s CofE (Aided) Primary School, St Martins Primary School and The Ashcombe School, High Haven, Harrow Road East, Dorking, is a contemporary and cleverly designed four bedroom family home in a highly desirable Dorking town road. Guide price £895,000. View details

Thinking about selling your Surrey home?
Property price increases looking set to continue this year. If this news has given you the final piece of the puzzle and you’re considering selling your property, choose Jackson-Stops. From a substantial database of potential purchasers, excellent marketing for your property, national media coverage and most importantly staff who know the market, will get to know you and your home and will deliver a seamless service from beginning to end. If you get chance do please read our 5 star Google reviews.

Contact our branches for details of how we can market your home to the widest possible audience, giving you the very best chance of finding a qualified buyer at the very best price:

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