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Great time to buy and sell

01 September 2011

The summer months are traditionally a quieter period for the housing market but not this year. Connells has noted increases in the number of properties coming on the market and in the sale of second-hand and new-build properties.

“Normally we see activity peak in the spring and then dip during the summer months, as school holidays and summer breaks take the focus off moving home, however that hasn’t happened this year. Continued improvements in the housing market and developments in mortgage lending has enthused those wanting to move home or purchase a property for the first time,” says Tim Wardley, divisional managing director at Connells.

Connells believes this upward trend will continue into the autumn, with properties that are correctly priced and pro-actively marketed selling well. “Market trends consistently show that September and early October are prime months for selling property. However, astute sellers should think about taking action now if they want to be moved into their new home before the Christmas period,” says Tim Wardley.

Whether you’re looking to buy or sell now is a great time to get moving. If you would like more information on the local housing market or want to arrange a free market appraisal, contact your local Connells branch.


Further information

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About the Connells Group:

Founded in 1936 and comprising of 470 branches nationwide, the industry-leading Connells Group is the third largest UK estate agency network.

In addition to operating under the Connells brand, the Group trades under other well-known local names including Allen & Harris, Bagshaws Residential, Barnard Marcus, Brown & Merry, Fox & Sons, Jones & Chapman, Manners & Harrison, Roger Platt, Shipways, Swetenhams, William H Brown, Sharman Quinney and Pattison Lane.

As well as residential property sales and lettings, the Group has a comprehensive range of B2C and B2B services including new homes, mortgage services, conveyancing, EPCs, surveying, corporate lettings, asset management, land & planning, LPA receivers, auctions and relocations.

The Connells Group is consistently named Best Large Estate Agency at the Estate Agency of the Year awards, winning the top prize for five of the past seven years. It is also highly acclaimed in the New Homes category, winning Gold five times in the last seven years, and in the Financial Services category for which it currently holds the Gold prize. For more information, please visit

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