Board Services Have Resumed

We are pleased to confirm our return to service as of Monday 11th May onwards.

With a wider understanding now of the relevant health risks, we will be implementing the following guidelines for our operators:

Social distancing measures observed at all times
Hand sanitisers to be carried by all operators and used regularly
No knocking on vendors doors/interacting with vendors unless absolutely necessary
No visiting of branches
Face coverings/masks to be worn where possible
One person per van, unless those people live in the same household

Please ensure your customers are aware that we will be enforcing strict social distancing to protect all involved. We politely request they do not approach our operators, and boards are left in easily accessible locations for collection when required.

Thank you to all our clients for their continued patience during this time.

Seasonal slowdown for November's property market

November’s data from the Agency Express Property Activity Index, has revealed, with no surprise a slowdown across UK property market as we head towards the festive period. National month on month figures for properties ‘Sold’ fell at -11.4% as did figures for new listings ‘For Sale’ at -13.6%. However, the index’s historical data shows us that year on year activity continues to grow.

Across the UK the seasonal trend continued. All regions bar one recorded declines in both properties ‘For Sale’ and ‘Sold’.

This month’s top performer and only region to buck the trend was London. Month on month figures for new listings ‘For Sale’ sat at a buoyant 41.7%, but figures for properties ‘Sold’ were down at -13.4%. Again, looking back at the index’s historical data we can see that both figures have dropped compared to the same period in 2017.

Of the remaining regions the smallest declines in this month’s index were recorded by:

New listings ‘For Sale’

  • South East -7.1%
  • North West -11.8%
  • East Anglia -12.2%

Properties ‘Sold’

  • North West -3.1%
  • East Anglia -4.6%
  • North East -6.6%
  • South East -8.5%
  • South West -8.6%

The largest decline reported in November’s index was recorded in Wales, with new listings ‘For Sale’ at -31.4% and properties ‘Sold’ at -15%. The West Midlands followed suit with new listings at -26.4% and ‘Sold’ figures at -19.2%. However, both regions have seen an increase in activity year on year.

Commenting on the latest index results, Stephen Watson, Managing Director of Agency Express said: Throughout November and as we approach the run up to Christmas, we inherently expect for the market to slow in pace. While we have witnessed the usual downturn in activity, year on year figures remain robust.

Monthly % Changes for November 2018

% Changes for Sep - November 2018

New Listings
% Change over last 12 months vs Previous 12 months

Properties Sold
% Change over last 12 months vs Previous 12 months

New Listings Properties Sold
Nov 18 Nov 17 Nov 18 Nov 17
NATIONAL -13.6 -2.3 -11.4 -8.9
Central England -20.8 19.6 -9.7 -9.9
East Anglia -12.2 -10.4 -4.6 -10.2
East Midlands -21.2 -9.1 -11.6 4.4
London 41.7 71.2 -13.4 -6.1
North East -20.4 -17.5 -6.6 -15.4
North West -11.8 -11.8 -3.1 -5
Scotland -19.4 -14.7 -19.6 -14.6
South East -7.1 -6.9 -8.5 -12.4
South West -16.5 -13.5 -8.6 -1.3
Wales -31.4 -25.2 -15 -12.7
West Midlands -26.4 -15.2 -19.2 -15.5
Yorks & Humber -13.5 0.3 -19.1 -13.2
New Listings Properties Sold
Sep -
Jul 18
Sep -
Nov 17
Sep -
Nov 18
Sep -
Nov 17
NATIONAL 3.7 -2 6.2 -3.6
Central England 5.4 5.8 4 -1.7
East Anglia 0.8 -4.7 3.3 -3.9
East Midlands 6.6 -7.5 10.6 0.6
London 22.3 21.8 -1.7 -2.6
North East 1.3 -8.2 10.4 -4.9
North West 1.3 -6.3 8.1 -5
Scotland 0.1 -8.3 5.5 -3.6
South East 6.2 -0.1 5.5 -3.4
South West 0.2 -5.3 4.8 -1.3
Wales -3.1 -10.4 5.9 -5.4
West Midlands 4.4 -5.1 10.6 -5.8
Yorks & Humber 6 -2 10.2 -4.8
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