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.

No sign of seasonal slowdown for the UK property market

Following buoyant activity in September, the latest data from the Agency Express Property Activity Index has revealed further robust increases for the UK property market.

During October we traditionally observe a seasonal slowdown. However, month on month data recorded by the Property Activity Index has shown nationwide increases in both new listings ‘For Sale’ at 10.6% and properties ‘Sold’ at 20.7%, marking a record best month for October.

Observing activity across the individual regions recorded by the Property Activity Index, eleven reported increases in new listings ‘For Sale’ and all twelve reported increases in properties ‘Sold’.

This month’s top performing regions included:

New listings ‘For Sale’

  • Central England 21.6%
  • Wales 21.5%
  • Yorkshire and Humberside 16.7%
  • Scotland 15.4%
  • West Midlands 14.1%
  • North East 13.4%
  • South East 12.5%

Properties ‘Sold’

  • West Midlands 33.1%
  • Yorkshire and Humberside 32.9%
  • North East 32.3%
  • Scotland 32%
  • Wales 26.7%
  • East Midlands 23.4%
  • Central England 20.9%

A spike in activity was also recorded in the Capital. Following three months of consecutive decline figures for properties ‘Sold’ in London rose at 12.4%. New listings ‘For Sale’ also saw an increase at 4%.

The only decline in this month’s index was recorded in East Anglia, with month on month figures for new listings ‘For Sale’ at -1%.

Commenting on the latest index results, Stephen Watson, Managing Director of Agency Express said:

Octobers Property Activity Index data has reported favourably across the nation. However as I commented last month, while we have seen a spike in activity, figures are stimulated by a recent surge of agents using Agency Express. The Property Activity Index data gives an insight in to current market activity and this data is drawn from our ever growing client base. As we now head in to the last few months of the year we would expect to see a slowdown in activity. Although, with our current level of activity it will be interesting to see how the seasonal slowdown compares to years previous.

Monthly % Changes for October 2018

% Changes for Aug - October 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
Oct 18 Oct 17 Oct 18 Oct 17
NATIONAL 10.6 -6.1 20.7 -1.5
Central England 21.6 -10.5 20.9 7
East Anglia -1 -9.7 5.5 -1.7
East Midlands 11.2 -14 23.4 -6.8
London 4 -15.2 12.4 1
North East 13.4 -4.8 32.3 0.3
North West 7.1 -6.6 13.8 -4
Scotland 15.4 -6.2 32 30.1
South East 12.5 1.8 17.6 0.7
South West 6.9 -7.6 19 -11.9
Wales 21.5 -4.6 26.7 -7.3
West Midlands 14.1 4.5 33.1 9.2
Yorks & Humber 16.7 4.3 32.9 -6.5
New Listings Properties Sold
Aug -
Jul 18
Aug -
Oct 17
Aug -
Oct 18
Aug -
Oct 17
NATIONAL 7.4 -2.1 10.6 -0.1
Central England 12.5 0.7 8.9 1.9
East Anglia 5.8 -1.5 2.9 -1
East Midlands 11.9 -5.9 12.5 -0.9
London -3.8 -6 1.3 -1.8
North East 10.2 -4.4 9.8 -3.6
North West 4.4 -3.4 9 -1.1
Scotland 10.6 -3.2 21.9 4.4
South East 7.2 0.4 7.1 0.5
South West 3 -2.5 6.9 -0.9
Wales 11.3 -2 15 -1.8
West Midlands 14.7 1.4 22.8 3.1
Yorks & Humber 11.7 -1 18.8 1.6
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