Estate agents’ books start to fill up

Estate agents can breath a sigh of relief as the number of house hunters on their books improves.

A reported average of 249 house buyers were on estate agents’ books in March this year, according to the National Association of Estate Agents.

The figure is marginally up on February’s 243, but down on last year when 385 buyers were on agents’ books.

The number of property viewings per agent meanwhile was up from 13 in February to 14 in March.

Agreed sales that fell through increased from 8.6% in February to 10.3% in March.

The NAEA believe the reason for the expnding books is the recent intervention from the government and The Bank of England.