In their Property Activity Index the estate agent found sales were down 7% on June 2009.
Stephen Watson, managing director of Agency Express, says: “ The heightened interest in the World Cup and the number of games shown live seems to have drawn people’s attention away from closing the deal on their prospective properties.
“Now that England have crashed out of the tournament after a number of lacklustre displays we can expect home buyers to return to the housing market with real conviction to get their new property sorted.”
Watson adds that he expects a surge in sales in July before the holiday season kicks in.
The West Midlands saw a dramatic slump of 26.4% of houses sold in June, with the South West experiencing an 11% fall, Wales down 10.6% and London 7.7%.
Birmingham is the hardest hit city with a 34.7% drop.
But ‘For Sale’ signs are on the rise in the West Midland, London and the North East, which saw a jump of 22.3%.