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Help to Buy Scheme Welcomed by Relocation Agent Network

Monday 14 October 2013

Relocation Agent Network members have welcomed the news that the Government has launched their Help to Buy scheme three months earlier than planned. Introduced this month, the Help to Buy scheme aims to encourage more buyers to enter the property market.

A survey conducted by Relocation Agent Network found that 97% of its surveyed membership thinks the scheme will have a positive effect on the market. Indeed, the majority of Network members1 who took part in the survey believe that the Help to Buy programme will result in first time buyers increasing by up to 20%.

Relocation Agent Network’s survey also published good news for those already looking for a home, with 77% of its members indicating that the scheme will attract more sellers to the market – which means more houses to choose from!

Richard Tucker, Managing Director of Relocation Agent Network said, “Even before the Help to Buy scheme was brought forward, we had begun to see an increase in first time buyers after its initial announcement. So with a three month head start we’re looking forward to seeing the positive effect the scheme will have on the market.

“Of course, getting onto the property ladder remains challenging for some, but we urge anyone looking to buy to get in touch for help and advice. If you’re thinking of selling, contact your local member today. Their Network membership also means that they have access to potential out of town buyers moving into the area, providing an additional avenue for you to sell your home. To find out what our Network membership really means click here.”

ENDS
183% of Relocation Agent Network survey respondents indicated that they think the number of first time buyers will increase by between 1% and 20%.

NOTES TO EDITOR
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, Louise.Rachael@Cartus.com.

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