The further away we are from last month in terms of press coverage about the budget deficit the better.

At the end of the second week of this month we had already sold 82% of the homes we sold during October.

There is no question there are fewer people around now but it is November not April.

However, despite fewer numbers of people looking the quality, by which I mean ability to buy, the determination to get on with things etc is much better.

So if you are selling don’t worry about the quantity of people looking around your home. You may only need one viewing to agree a sale.

People are already asking me about the market for next year. My answer is ‘more of the same’.

Which means a ‘consistently’ inconsistent market.