Written by Steve Pymm.
Better still, talk to a group of good and well-respected estate agents.
It was just such a group of independent agents who recently met at the influential Mayfair Group annual regional conference.
The Mayfair Group represents more than 120 firms worldwide with more than 450 offices.
In theUKalone there are over 300 offices.
I recently represented Pymm and Co as the only Norwich-based agent and it was a very positive meeting indeed – the most positive in some years.
Of course there were the expected grumbles about mortgage supply and conveyancing delays, but even these seemed a little milder than in previous years.
The general feeling was that while the economy has gone into a double dip the residential property market in most parts of the country has not. Indeed it seems that the market generally has stabilised.
Few, perhaps, were prepared to voice strong opinions as to whether the market has finally turned the corner, but all reported that greater activity has brought a fresh impetus which should bode well for the future.
Everyone agreed that the mild winter had meant an earlier than usual kick-off to property sales this year, and that buyers and sellers, weary of waiting for the market to improve, are now prepared to move regardless of the prevailing conditions.
It seems that the house buying and selling public have realised the market will never get back to normal, as there really is no “norm” in property.
In this they are very correct.
When moving home there is no time like the present.
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