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Property sales at five year high

21 February 2012

There’s been a huge upturn in property sales in the first six weeks of 2012, according to award-winning estate agency Connells. 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 and more online house-hunting activity. Indeed, leading property portal Rightmove recently announced record-breaking 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 Stuart Flavell, Chief Executive at Connells. “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 to take advantage of the current surge in interest.”

Due to the huge appetite to buy at the current time, 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,” Stuart continues. “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. Equally, anyone looking for advice on mortgages should make an appointment with one of our dedicated Mortgage Services Consultant. We often have access to exclusive mortgage products only available through Connells so buyers should come and discuss their options.”

If you are interested in moving home and would like to take advantage of the huge upturn in sales in 2012 so far, please contact your nearest Connells branch for details.

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Notes to editors

About the Connells Group:
Founded in 1936 and comprising 481 branches nationwide, the industry-leading Connells Group is the most profitable 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, Pattison Lane, Burchell Edwards and Ashley Adams.

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 the second consecutive year. For more information, please visit

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