June proved to the best sales month for Mackenzie Smith for over five years which of course we are very pleased.

A great deal of hard work has gone into this with the entire team of Mackenzie Smith contributing.

July has always proved to be a strong sales month and we see no reason why this should not be repeated this year.

There is more property available now but some evidence of serious overpricing which is holding back some buyers from stepping into the market. Accurate pricing is still a major factor in the succesful marketing process as we are not seeing any house price inflation at the moment.

Concerns over availability of funding and public sector cost cutting have tempered the market which in many ways is no bad thing given that we saw values rise by 10% or so during 2009.