Whether this is the beginning of the end of the housebuilding cycle or an interim period of uncertainty, who knows, but some housebuilders are suddenly finding things tough.
The decision-making process is lengthening, as potential purchasers scrutinise new homes options.
Customers are becoming more discriminating. They demand more than just a new home. Some developers – using the metaphor of the legendary Warren Buffett – are being exposed and in need of a covering towel (and it’s not in the form of just a few random incentives)!
So, it’s revealing that first sales have been made at our Skylark (Boxgrove) and Seven Acres (Overton) developments – before they have even been launched to market.
Because we care what we build; where we build and how we build.
We’re not driven by ‘shareholder returns’ or obsessed by ‘margins’ but by a passion to deliver the individual aspirations of our buyers. So much so, that 98% of our buyers would recommend buying Bargate – key advocacy in today’s marketplace and a testament to the quality of our product and service. And when purchasers comment, “With so much offered as standard. Bargate offer fantastic value compared to other builders”- we’re proud to take on the tide!!!