Increased confidence

david staveley
david staveley

Following close on the heels of the news that Britain has climbed out of recession, there are more good tidings for those looking for signs of increased confidence in the property market, says David Staveley, of Wisbech William H Brown.

The latest report by Rightmove says that search activity on its website is up by 20% and enquiries up by 11% on the same time last year.

“These figures reflect the increase in activity that we have seen in our branch,” said Mr Staveley. “November is traditionally a quieter month as people put off looking for a new home until after Christmas, but that hasn’t happened this year. On the contrary we still have many more prospective buyers than properties available to meet their needs.”

While the discrepancy between supply and demand means that many sales are being achieved, correct pricing is still crucial. “In today’s economic climate buyers are not prepared to pay over the odds so it is absolutely imperative that properties are competitively priced, well presented and pro-actively marketed,” he continued.

“We are urging anyone thinking of selling to get in touch with us now to take advantage of this increased buyer activity in the housing market.”

If you would like to arrange a free market appraisal to discuss the local housing market contact William H Brown on 01945 464451 or call into the office at 20 High Street, Wisbech.

• The Rightmove House Price Index, November 2012