Sutton Kersh, Liverpool’s leading independent estate agency chain, says the increase in completed transactions is a sure sign of improvements in the property market.
Alex Dixon, Director of the firm’s flagship branch on Allerton Road said: ‘The real barometer of a recovering market is the growth in transactions, which means there are more opportunities to buy, due to the number of properties coming to market.’
Industry figures reveal that sales nationally hit the one million mark last year for the first time since 2007. Figures for November 2013 were up 24% on November 2012.
Meanwhile, in the months July 2013 to October 2013 sales volumes averaged 72,507 transactions per month. This compares to 59,065 per month for the same period 12 months ago.
Fiona Douglas, a Valuer at the Allerton Road branch of Sutton Kersh said: ‘These statistics clearly show that there is real movement in the housing market which is great news for anybody looking to move.
‘They also bear out what we are experiencing locally, with our enquiry levels up by around 30%, compared to the same period last year.’
If you are considering putting your house on the market, talk to Sutton Kersh now on 0151 734 0666.