The market continues to improve unerpinned by positive media comment.

The key is interest rates helping people stay put who might have had to sell and encouraging those with cash to reinvest in the property. Result – values, in our opinion, have improved by as much as 10% this year.

Continued shortage of property helping sellers but values still need to be accurate to ensure a successful sale. However, we are securing good prices sometimes in excess of our own opinion. This is often down to buyers taking a long term view.

If you are considering a sale September and October traditionally represent a good time to get moved before the year is out.

Ed Mackenzie Smith