Online House Hunter: Summer sales

Alan Cleaver
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Sellers are returning to the property market

IT’S not the most scientific model but I couldn’t help noticing how the number of ‘For Sale’ boards outside homes seemed to have increased in the last few weeks. My personal observations have, however, been given some credence with the latest report from the National Association of Estate Agents.

They report that their members have recorded a jump in the number of properties being put up for sale. It’s now at its highest level in more than two years.

The average number of properties for sale per branch increased from 68 in May to 74 in June. Just as encouragingly, the number of sales agreed also increased, from an average of eight per branch to nine.

President of the NAEA Wendy Evans-Scott suggests the jump represents increased confidence amongst sellers. “They think there is a much better chance that their home will sell” she said.

The only cloud in this otherwise sunny blue sky? The number of house-hunters entering the market dropped for a third consecutive month. In June 263 people registered per branch, compared with 275 in May; a decrease of four per cent.

For those looking to put their home on the market I have bookmarked some of the more useful sites below.


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    They think there is a much better chance that their home will sell.

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