We sat down with Tom Field, one of our South West Sheffield Property Consultants, to discuss his career so far, the current property market and why he thinks South West Sheffield is the place to be.
What is your background, and when did you begin your career in estate agency?
I started working in the industry 16 years ago after I’d completed my A-Levels. I was fortunate enough to know that I wanted a career in property and secured an admin role in a local agency in Bakewell. Since then, I’ve gained a huge amount of experience and knowledge dealing with thousands of property transactions throughout South Yorkshire & Derbyshire.
What do you love about South West Sheffield?
Where do I start! As someone who loves his sport and the outdoors, I love nothing more than running around the streets of Sheffield or taking in one of the many excellent local parks – either Endcliffe or Millhouses is often my Sunday morning choice.
We are so fortunate to have an incredible range of independent coffee shops and eateries, some of which are literally on the doorstep of our new office on Ecclesall Road, which makes snack time between appointments a particularly hard task!
What do you enjoy most in your role as Property Consultant?
I get to see some incredible homes in my role, but the satisfaction comes from being on the journey with the client, right from the initial consultation to completion day and collecting the keys for their new home. I am just one small part of an incredible sales team we have, and to know you’ve played a vital role in helping that family move to their dream home or helping a young professional secure their very first home is something really special.
You recently set up your Instagram profile (@redbriktom) sharing properties and market updates – how has that been going?
I’ve had a great response so far, and in a world where social media platforms are a big part of everyday life, I see this as a great way to connect with my audience. Doing that first selfie video was a little nerve-wracking, but it soon becomes second nature! I’ve got some great listings hitting the market soon, which I’m really excited to share; it’ll be really exclusive content on there so should be really engaging for local home-movers.
What are your predictions for the property market for the rest of 2021?
The market has been nothing short of frantic for the first half of the year, with low stock levels and high demand driving prices up. We are seeing the early signs that things aren’t quite as manic, however, it is still a fantastic time to sell.
I firmly believe that prices will continue to rise, and it’s difficult to see what catalyst will change the trend we are currently witnessing. Managing and coordinating a sale correctly has never been more important, and for those looking to purchase, buying position will be vital.
An up-to-date valuation is also surprising many homeowners in terms of what budget they have to work with. You wouldn’t believe how many people underestimate the value of their home! We are certainly in for an equally busy second half of the year.