Apr 2012

Bank Holidays - The Debate Begins ...

Posted: 9th Apr 2012

It has recently been commented in the news about the cost to the economy of Bank Holidays.  There have been suggestions that the Government ought to look at rationalising the number of U.K. Bank Holidays to avoid financial losses to businesses.  However, the U.K. has one of the lowest number of Public Holidays in Europe.  In fairness to employees, there needs to be a work/life balance.
Driving around on Easter Saturday (7th April 2012), I was surprised to see numerous high street estate agents in my local area had their shutters down and had not opened.
Now everyone needs time off, I appreciate that. We would like a four day break, but it is not possible in my opinion. Findahome Online Estate and Letting Agents were closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday, but we did open in between on Easter Saturday and worked our normal hours.
In fact, due to being closed on the Friday, we reported much brisker business than we get on a normal Saturday. When we opened, there were no fewer than 23 messages on our answer phone from clients. I can imagine some of those clients would be none too happy had we not returned their calls until the Tuesday, when normal working hours are resumed. Our team booked numerous viewings and also agreed sales in Blythe Bridge and Leek. It was well worth opening for us. In a tough market, estate agents need to be accessible and work long hours.
With so many properties on the market, it is essential that if someone enquires and wants to view a property that the estate agent arranges the viewing almost immediately. If they don’t, the would-be buyer or tenant will find something else! It’s simple really. An old saying that sums it up for me is ‘the early bird catches the worm’!
Findahome Online are Staffordshire’s leading online estate agents, accessible to all and working every day of the week except Sundays and Bank Holidays. Our team is unstinting in our efforts to give excellent service to our clients all the year round.


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