With the improvement in the weather and the arrival of blossom on our hedgerows and orchards, the market is definitely beginning to improve.
In April we registered the highest number of new instructions for some time and quite a few of these properties are out in villages where the market is definitely beginning to pick up again.
The decision to give free car parking in Salisbury has created more people coming into the city and therefore a greater footfall in Castle Street and this has clearly improved activity and enquiries for our properties. Sales have been very satisfactory and well up on this time last year.
There is definitely a feeling that if people want to move, they should get on with it and we have had an excellent number of enquiries for valuations with a view to placing houses on the market in the next two months.
The arrival of the new data protection regulations at the end of May have made us sharpen up our routines both in the office and outside. We are fully aware of how important this is in the protection of our clients’ personal details and we are making every effort to follow the proposed guidelines at the same time as maintaining our high standards of customer care and professionalism.