Autumn continues to be strong

Buoyant summer trading means a brisk autumn, with good choice for both buyers and tenants.

The property market in SE London and Kent remained brisk this summer, despite a cooling off across the country. We've taken stock of our July and August activity, and are pleased to report figures that contradict the rest of the country. Industry research* showed there were 6% fewer For Sale boards put up in August and almost 4% fewer Sold boards in streets during the same month. It was a different story, however, within The Robinson Jackson Group.

July and August were our busiest two months for sales agreed and completions in the whole of 2018, bucking the national trend and defying the traditional seasonal lull. The sizzling summer didn't put our viewers off either, who squeezed almost 5,000 property viewings between sunbathing and barbeques.

The peak in summer activity - during a traditional seasonal lull - means we enter into the autumn period offering buyers fantastic choice at all price points. In fact, we have more homes available for sale now than at any other point during 2018. Sellers can also draw positives, with an average 3,500 new buyers registering with our branches every month.

The contrast between UK-wide activity levels compared to the areas The Robinson Jackson Group serves illustrates just how important it is to be in touch with your local estate agent. Generalisations should not be factors that influence you. Instead, the cornerstones of any moving decision should be your own circumstances, personal affordability and specific market activity, which only a local estate agent can advise on.

Our friendly staff would be happy to discuss the property markets that affect you most, drawing on over 25 years of local trading and up-to-the minute information collected by being part of the community. We can even arrange for you to meet an independent mortgage advisor in your local branch at the same time, who will confirm your budget and usually secure you a mortgage agreement in principle during the appointment. Get in touch with your local branch today - we're contactable 7 days a week.

*Agency Express

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