Sales are at a five-year high

Northants Evening Telegraph - Property - - FRONT PAGE - By War­ren Grant

THERE’S been a huge up­turn in prop­erty sales in the first six weeks of 2012, ac­cord­ing to award­win­ning es­tate agency Con­nells in Ket­ter­ing.

The lo­cal agent is de­lighted to re­port a surge of in­ter­est from buy­ers, re­sult­ing in a 22 per cent in­crease in sales in the first six weeks when com­pared to the same pe­riod last year.

Un­sur­pris­ingly, Con­nells’ bumper sales fig­ures in 2012 co­in­cide with an in­creased num­ber of buy­ers reg­is­ter­ing their in­ter­est in pur­chas­ing a prop­erty with the branch, and more on­line house-hunt­ing ac­tiv­ity.

In­deed, lead­ing prop­erty por­tal Rightmove re­cently an­nounced record­break­ing on­line ac­tiv­ity for Jan­uary 2012 when it saw al­most 800 mil­lion page views in the month.

“The num­ber of prop­erty pur­chases Con­nells has seen in the first six weeks of this year is at its high­est for five years,” says branch man­ager War­ren Grant. “This, com­bined with higher num­bers of buy­ers in the mar­ket and on­line means it’s a great time for any­one look­ing to sell their home. De­mand is high, but sellers need to act fast.”

Con­nells is urg­ing any­one who is think­ing about sell­ing their home to get in touch now rather than wait­ing to mar­ket their home in the spring.

“There is pent-up de­mand from buy­ers and not enough prop­er­ties to ful­fil this de­mand,” War­ren con­tin­ued.

“The mar­ket is look­ing ex­tremely buoy­ant in 2012, and with the busy spring pe­riod fast ap­proach­ing it’s a great to time for us to sell your home. We of­ten have ac­cess to ex­clu­sive mort­gage prod­ucts only avail­able through Con­nells so buy­ers should come and dis­cuss their op­tions.”

Con­tact your near­est Con­nells branch on 01536 411811 or email: ket­ter­ing@ con­nells.co.uk to book a free mar­ket ap­praisal on your prop­erty.

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