Mark Noble, Managing Director of Castles says the following, after it is announced Britain to leave the EU:
“I woke this morning at 5.40am and grabbed my mobile phone, expecting a close result. I thought I’d see the out vote come close to springing a surprise but that ultimately, the country would have had second thoughts at the last minute and, by a hair’s breadth, keep us in the EU.
“Like many people, I had to rub my eyes several times until it sunk in that we’d actually voted out.
“Now the uncertainty begins.
“My 50 mile commute from my home town to Swindon gave me time to reflect. It’s something I enjoy every morning as it allows me to clear my head before addressing my sales and lettings teams with my thoughts and understanding of a situation, As business leaders, we can build or destroy confidence with knee jerk reactions, so I try to avoid this at all costs.
“This morning, we have no idea about what we’ll face over the coming weeks, months and years. As one of Swindon’s leading estate agents, we don’t see things changing much for us – we’re here to support our vendors, purchasers, landlords and tenants. In or out of the EU, this doesn’t change.
“Another thing we can be certain of is that life will go on. Births, deaths, marriage, divorce, relocations, retirement and good old fashioned wanting to get on the ladder or invest in property will still exist. And, at Castles, we’re dedicated to ensuring that any vendors looking to sell or landlords looking to let can do so with the best possible advice. With the continued shortage of properties, we’re confident of achieving the best sale or rental value for our clients’ properties.
“There will be slight uncertainty in the short term. However, we can rest assured that with uncertainty will come opportunity. With this in mind, it will be imperative for local vendors and landlords to choose a local independent and traditional agent with local expert knowledge.”