Unseasonable surge in activity at Sharman Quinney

The property market is alive and well in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire this summer, according Sharman Quinney.

Contrary to the usual seasonal slowdown in the local housing market, the agent’s network of eighteen branches is reporting a huge demand for homes in 2013 with activity increasing across its business.

Customers are returning with renewed confidence at present, says Managing Director Mike Sharman, with company sales up by 38% in the first eight months of the year compared to the same period in 2012.

“August is typically recognised as a slow month in the housing market, but we are definitely seeing a lot more interest from customers this year,” says Mike. “The number of buyers registering an interest in purchasing a home has boomed in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire and buyers are much less speculative than in recent years.”

Whether you are a first-time buyer or an experienced home mover, Mike believes that schemes like Funding for Lending, and more recently Help to Buy, have injected some much needed energy into the housing market.

“I would urge anyone who is thinking of selling to take action sooner rather than later,” he continues. “The housing market is starting to accelerate fuelled by Government schemes and better access to mortgage finance, so we expect to see an increased number of property sales as the year progresses.”

If you have a property to sell and would like to book a free market appraisal with Sharman Quinney, contact your local branch or visit www.sharmanquinney.co.uk

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About Sharman Quinney

Established in Peterborough in 1989 by founders Mike Sharman and Steve Quinney, Sharman Quinney now has 17 estate agency branches across Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire. In 2003, 75 per cent of Sharman Quinney was acquired by the Connells Group. Mike Sharman and Steve Quinney retain a 20 per cent share in the company, remain as operational directors and sit on the Sharman Quinney Board of Directors. As part of the Connells Group, Sharman Quinney benefits from the financial strength and infrastructure of one of the UK’s largest and most profitable estate agency networks. This means it can offer customers a trusted, local service with the added benefit of industry-leading support functions including Connells Compliance and Legal Services team, its in-house marketing and PR teams and its Mortgage Services model. The experience, expertise and breadth of services that come with being part of a larger corporate group, puts Sharman Quinney far ahead of many of its local competitors in terms of what it can offer its customers. For more information please visit: www.sharmanquinney.co.uk

Sharman Quinney Holdings Limited is registered in England and Wales under company number 4174227, Registered Office is Cumbria House, 16-20 Hockliffe Street, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 1GN.  VAT Registration Number is 500 2481 05. 
For activities relating to regulated mortgages and non-investment insurance contracts, Sharman Quinney Holdings Limited is an appointed representative of Connells Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.  Connells Limited’s Financial Services Register number is 302221.  

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