Its been an extraordinary year for the local housing market.

House prices across North Essex and Suffolk have seen yearly rises of 12 to 15% driven as an indirect result of the coronavirus lockdown. This last year many of us have simply re-evaluated what we need from our homes, the areas where we live and we have started the search for a better work life balance.

CO and IP postcodes have been particularly popular representing good value for money when compared to Urban areas back towards London. Access to their great beaches, rolling countryside and excellent links through Colchester and Chelmsford back to the city have simply resonated with these types of buyers. Their demographic has changed too - a clear wave of younger professional buyers have been noticeably active in addition to the usual buyers of retirement age who traditionally buy homes here looking for a quieter way of life.


Our agency has moved over 122 families in the last 12 months and we’ve achieved in excess of 98% of our clients asking prices with 80% of those seller’s securing a sale within the first two weeks of marketing.

We’re committed to producing advertising media of the highest class and blending our vast experience of what it is like to live in your area with the best technology available to reach the widest audience of homebuyers. Our property photography is exceptional. Digital walkthroughs weed out time wasters and drone photography delivers a visual experience of browsing property that simply wasn’t available only a few years ago.

One of the biggest challenges you’re faced with when moving in this market is being ready to strike when your dream home is found. Often you need to sell before you can even look due to the market’s fast paced nature and, more often than ever, we are preparing and holding property information for our clients in readiness to launch as soon as they feel they are ready to go which reduces their time to getting to the open market whenever that is.

We also hold detailed information on over 28.8m homes in the UK. If a client is struggling to find their next home we will profile and contact off market properties for them. We specifically target homes that are not on the open market, reaching out to those who may be on the fence with moving. This opens up more conversations and more opportunities.

If you’re considering a move and would like free moving advice from the experts then we would love to have the opportunity to help you plan and to get you to where you want to be.


To your plans this year,

Darryl Stanley
Churchwood Stanley