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2013 Sees Increase in Market Activity, According to Relocation Agent Network

Wednesday 20 February 2013

The UK property market appears to have had a good start to the year, with nearly three quarters of estate agents from Relocation Agent Network reporting an improvement in market activity compared to the same time in 2012.

A recent survey conducted by estate agency organisation, Relocation Agent Network has found that 72% of its members, who responded to the survey, have seen an increase in buyer enquiries and sales agreed in January 2013, when compared to the same time last year. Almost two thirds of respondents reported up to a 15% annual increase, with an additional quarter of agents seeing up to a 30% increase in market activity.

When asked why they thought there had been an improvement in January 2013, compared to 2012, the majority of respondents (68%) indicated that people had more confidence in the market. A ‘more accessible mortgage market’ was the second highest reason (25%) attributed to the improvement in market conditions.

Richard Tucker, Managing Director of Relocation Agent Network states, “The reported improvement in the number of buyer enquiries and sales agreed is fantastic news for those thinking of entering the market this year. As we approach the spring months – traditionally a popular time to move home – we anticipate that more people will begin to enter the market.

“So if you’re looking to buy or sell in 2013, contact your local Relocation Agent Network member. Our members go that extra mile to ensure you receive a personal service backed by exceptional local knowledge. Moving out of the area? Your local member can put you in touch with a fellow Network estate agent in the place you’re moving to, one that can offer you local expertise and first-class customer service. Visit our Find a Relocation Agent page  to locate your Local Expert is.”


Relocation Agent Network is made up of independent estate agents in England, Scotland, and Wales. Cartus is a leading global relocation services provider, assisting nearly 160,000 customers worldwide every year.

For further information, please contact Louise Rachael, 01793 756045,

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