Garrington Property Finders首席执行官乔纳森·霍珀(Jonathan Hopper)表示：“房市正在进行重大修正。但这是向新常态过渡的开始。”
独立地产经纪人詹姆斯·彭德尔顿(James Pendleton)的房地产专家露西·彭德尔顿(Lucy Pendleton)表示：“由于市场在本月中旬恢复活跃，因此，在封锁之前已经同意购买的买家中，有79%试图降低价格。”
House prices in the UK plummeted by the biggest amount for 11 years in May as the coronavirus crisis hammered the market.
Mortgage lender Nationwide reports house prices fell by £4,013 between April and May, the largest month-on-month drop since 2009.
Overall, the average price of a home fell 1 .7% in a month to stand at £218,902 .
Nationwide's chief economist Robert Gardner said: "T his is the largest monthly fall since February 2009 .
He added: " Housing market activity has slowed sharply as a result of the measures implemented to control the spread of the virus.
"Indeed, data from HMRC showed that residential property transactions were down 53% in April compared with the same month in 2019 ."
Jeremy Leaf, estate agent and a former RICS residential chairman, said:"The extent of the carcrashthat hit the property market in May is laid bare inNationwide’s report of the largest monthly fall in house prices for over 11 years."
But as lockdown restrictions have eased, he said it could improve from now on.
"New listings have improved considerably since lockdown restrictions were eased but viewings are understandably taking longer due to infection concerns," Leaf added.
Others are less sure that this will be the worst fall we'll see.
Jonathan Hopper, CEO of Garrington Property Finders , said: "A major correction is underway. But this is the start of a transition to the New Normal, not the New Normal itself."
He added: “Weeks of reflection – and being cooped up in the same four walls – have led some to conclude that what they want from their home has changed.
“On the front line, we’ve seen the emergence of a steady stream of pragmatic buyers who made life-changing decisions during lockdown and are now keen to capitalise on the current volatile market."
Lucy Pendleton, property expert at independent estate agents James Pendleton , said: “Since the market burst back into life half way through the month, 79% of buyers who had already agreed purchases before lockdown tried to reduce their price.