WITH a 10 per cent rise in people requesting to have their property valued in January compared to last year, Connells is advising both sellers and buyers that now is a brilliant time to start thinking about your property search.

With an up-lift in people looking to sell their property and demand from buyers continuing unabated, Connells is seeing a high level of activity from home movers and first time buyers as they look to secure their dream home whilst general market conditions are strong.

Area director, Graham Archer, said: “We’ve seen a rise in interest from potential sellers who are keen to have their property valued. This indicates more properties potentially coming onto the market in the near future.

“This is fantastic news for buyers locally who are still heavily outweighing the supply of homes available. With mortgage rates currently low, competitive mortgage products and attractive schemes such as Help to Buy available, now presents a window of opportunity for both buyers and sellers to lock down their next property move.”

As the property market continues to perform buoyantly, Connells is advising homeowners thinking of selling, to get the ball rolling now.

“Property prices are rising steadily and buyer’s appetite is still strong,” said Graham.

“With plenty of people keen to secure a property in the early half of the year, now is a great time to explore your options and get moved.”