A Year to Remember - 2020

News at Musker McIntyre | 22/12/2020

What can we say; 2020 has certainly been a year to remember and not necessarily for the best of reasons! As we round up what has been difficult times for all of us, we know much of what we have achieved this year would not have happened had it not been for our amazing team of Property Consultants at Musker McIntyre, our clients and our customers.

The Musker McIntyre Team
We have to firstly thank all of our amazing teams at Musker McIntyre, and our loyal, patient customers for all their support. Without you all, 2020 would have been much tougher.

When the coronavirus hit the UK at the beginning of the year, we all perhaps thought it wasn’t going to last long. By the time we reached Lockdown 1.0 in March, we all recognised that COVID-19 was here to stay for a while longer.

We can’t thank our team of Property Consultants enough for their enthusiasm and capacity to not only adapt to working remotely throughout the first lockdown period, but making it a successful transition for Musker McIntyre and keeping the Agency fully operational throughout the pandemic.

Throughout the ongoing coronavirus restrictions, we have been immensely proud of the way our team have all continued to provide professional, honest and friendly advice and looked after our customers and clients – we thank you. Their enduring hard work and dedication during this pandemic has been an inspiration to us all.

The Musker McIntyre Community Fund
As you are all aware, we established The Musker McIntyre Community Fund (via The Norfolk Foundation) in 2008, supporting local good causes. We know how important ‘Think Local’ is to our communities and never is this as vital as it is now.

At Musker McIntyre, we wanted to support our local communities more than ever as we all battle COVID-19. Through The Norfolk Community Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund, in April this year we made a substantial donation of nearly £3,000, via our own Musker McIntyre Community Fund, to help those in our local area that have been badly impacted by the coronavirus.

We are delighted to report that the donation has been put to good use throughout our community supporting volunteers and charities, protecting vulnerable children, and helping in a small way to the cost of providing PPE to our county’s key workers.

As you can imagine, the fund has been inundated with requests since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic by a wide, diverse range of organisations, charities and businesses throughout Norfolk. Without all of your hard work and support, and that of our customers and clients, we would not have been able to continue our work with The Norfolk Community Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund.

Despite it being a challenging year for the property market, Musker McIntyre, along with other local businesses and individuals, has helped many, many people in the area including the Holt Youth Project, the Wellspring Family Centre in Dereham and Volunteering Matters.

Our Happy Clients & Customers
We have to commend our clients and customers for the unerring loyalty to Musker McIntyre. Without them, we wouldn’t have a business. Without doubt, 2020 has been extremely challenging; not only in terms of battling COVID-19, adapting to home working and ongoing restrictions, but also an unsure market earlier in 2020.

We would like to share with you some of the amazing feedback we have received:

“Great agents – highly recommend! Musker McIntyre have been exceptional agents through the sales process – always on hand to answer queries and help the process go through as smoothly as possible in what has been a very unusual year in 2020.”

“A great local estate agent! Great local company. Attention to detail and personal service. Always available and accessible. Having tried other agents before using Musker McIntyre and not had a good experience, I felt reassured our house sale was going to be in good hands. Decent, genuine and honest people to deal with – highly recommend.”

“Recommended. First experience with Musker McIntyre selling a property. Obtained an excellent price for our property, very professional marketing materials to support the sale and assistance from the Harleston office staff exceeded expectations.”

“Great service, thanks! Definitely a 5-star company. Our experience with Anna-Marie at Musker McIntyre was always professional, friendly and responsive. She took all matters seriously and always followed through. I would highly recommend Musker McIntyre to anyone who wants to buy a property – I can assure you that you will not be disappointed.”

“Excellent service. Great service from Jarod and Adrienne; always efficient, helpful and with a smile. I highly recommend this company for sale and purchase.”

“Everything from the start to a very long wait until contracts finally exchanged, nothing was ever too much trouble. Everyone was always very helpful but a special mention must go to Adrienne who definitely went the extra mile for us and our buyer!!”

“Would not hesitate to use Musker McIntyre again – would recommend! Prompt service, kept informed throughout the whole process, all members of Musker McIntyre were professional and friendly! Great photos of our house and online viewings were a bonus, especially during COVID-19 times!”

These wonderful words from our customers speak for themselves; without you, our fabulous, professional, dedicated team, we would not have achieved so much.

The Property Market 2021
Whilst the UK property market has indeed been challenging this year, particularly when it all ground to a halt during the first lockdown, we have seen unprecedented growth in 2020. We can’t deny that the Government’s decision to scrap Stamp Duty for properties under £500,000 had a very positive impact and will certainly be one of the reasons for the predictions of 4% growth in 2021. Indeed, just in our local area we saw prices increase and more sales taking place.

Although we now have a COVID-19 vaccine, with another on the way, the coronavirus is still very much with us as we enter 2021 and it will undoubtedly have an impact, along with the end of the Stamp Duty holiday on 31st March 2021. We will carry on with our Strict Covid-19 Viewing Protocol and keep our team, clients and customers safe adhering to all the Government Guidelines at work and at home.

We will start the New Year of 2021 with positivity but also reality that there are difficult times ahead. That said we are confident that our amazing team of Property Consultants, will dig deep, work together and continue to help Musker McIntyre shine throughout Norfolk & Suffolk.

We thank you, one and all, for all your hard work, outstanding professionalism, inspirational resilience and never-ending enthusiasm. Bring on 2021!

Musker McIntyre is a leading independent, multi-faceted property agent in the heart of East Anglia, predominantly covering Norfolk and Suffolk. We have a wealth of experience marketing a wide variety of properties with a proven track record as experts dealing in sales, lettings and property management. Discover how Musker McIntyre can help you sell, buy, rent or let a property by contacting us for more details. Please check out our website: www.muskermcintyre.co.uk or give us a call – we are Passionate about People and Property.

We would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year May it be peaceful, healthy and safe
Joanna & Simon McIntyre