11 Feb

Estate agents 'could get busier as summer approaches'

Estate agents 'could get busier as summer approaches'

Estate agents could see their business pick up as the summer months get nearer, one property expert has claimed.

Catherine Hearnden, director of MyMortgageDirect, explained that the warmer weather often brings a boost to business in the estate agency sector.

"We are in untested times, so it's hard to say, but traditionally you get to Easter and people start looking," she pointed out.

Ms Hearnden added that, while the snow and cold weather undoubtedly had an effect on the house buyers, it remains to be seen how much of a difference it will make overall and stated that it is not cause for great concern.

She said that people should be cautious about accepting research regarding the bad weather's impact and see how things stand at the end of February.

Research released by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors found that there was a 20 per cent increase in the number of its members reporting a fall rather than a rise of new buyer enquiries in January compared with the previous month.

The organisation cited bad weather as a major cause of the dip experienced across the industry during January.ADNFCR-1222-ID-19611518-ADNFCR

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