The organisers of this years Property Investor Show at the Excel Centre in London say some 11,000 visitors were attracted to the three-day event.
Many of the 130 exhibitors reported that the exhibition was a considerable boost to sale, with amongst others, specialist developer Country and Metropolitan revealing extra sales of £12.3m.
Elizabeth Williams, sales manager at FPDSavills, says the show had been a great success for the company, reserving 15 apartments at a development in Manchester, with a further 10 serious expressions of interest.
She says: “We came to show London what Manchester has to offer and it was clear that educated investors appreciated that at present the North offers more attractive returns.”
However, success was not restricted purely to the UK property market, notable sales were also made by international exhibitors from Australia, South Africa, Eastern Europe and China.
Andy Farrow, managing director of international specialists Amiron Property, says: “The company had a truly staggering response from investors interested in the Czech Republic.”
Clare Duggan of Specialist Property Investments, says: “Shows offer focussed buyers a total property buying experience where they can come to the stand, talk to people, see designs and be part of things on a larger scale rather than walking into an office off the street and picking up a brochure. In this respect, exhibitions are a way of truly adding value to the customer.”
The Homebuyer Show is to be held at London's Excel Exhibition centre on March 5-7 2004.