Newton Huxley Estate agents

Buyers Gearing Up For Post Summer Rush

22 August  2016 – Len Taylor – Newton Huxley

This is the week of “back to school”, of new pencil cases, school uniforms and trips to the barbers. It is also the most popular time to sell for those looking to move before the end of the year.

The past two years have been somewhat unpredictable, we’ve had a general election, changes in stamp duty bandings, the EU refurendum, and a new Prime Minister. Depending on who you are, these recent events have brought about positive or negaitive news. One thing is for certain, all of the above gives would be buyers an excuse to sit on their hands and to wait and see what everyone else does before deciding whether or not to buy.

It appears now that buyers are ready to come out in force, perhaps this is due to the drop in interest rates to 0.25%, or perhaps those expecting the sky to fall down after the Brexit vote have realised that it’s safe to come out of hiding and continue with business as usual.

In the past week we have seen a 466% increase in email enquiries compare to the previous 7 days, and a 75% increase in telephone enquiries specifically relating to properties for sale. All in all a 541% increase in enquiries for our properties in the past 7 days.

For your properties to Buy Last 28 days Last 7 days Previous 7 days % weekly change
Summary Views 291,043 81,016 50,202 + 61.4%
Detail Views From Summary 9,758 2,701 1,732 + 55.9%
Extra Detail Views 16,096 4,759 2,437 + 95.3%
Total Property Views 316,897 88,476 54,371 + 62.73%
Emails Sent 33 17 3 + 466.7%
Total Calls 73 21 12 + 75.0%
Total Leads 106 38 15 + 541.7%


This is indisputable evidence that activity is increasing and that we are set for a busy September in terms of interest from buyers. If you’ve been strategically waiting to bring your property to market the end of Summer, it looks like you have made a very good call indeed.

For those that are planning to sell in the post-summer market this year, why not invite us out for a FREE no obligation market appraisal of your home?

Don’t forget that our Sole Agency commission rate has been reduced to 0.75% + vat until the 30th of September!

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Should you require a valuation and market appraisal of your home our appointments are offered free of charge and without obligation.

Please contact our sales team on 0208 396 6717 to arrange your appointment.

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