Is your agent on the beach this summer?

13 July 2017

Talk to Swetenhams

Local estate agency Swetenhams is urging home owners to seize the opportunity of a sale by instructing them this summer.  As part of its national network Sequence, Swetenhams recorded eight buyers chasing each new home coming onto the market in June* and with heightened buyer activity, summer could be the perfect time to find a buyer.  Indeed, it would seem that while others are winding down for a well-earned annual break, the team at Swetenhams  is working harder than ever to secures sales on their vendors properties, so much so that they are achieving 99% of the asking price.**

“Contrary to popular opinion, summer is as good a time as any to sell a property and especially right now when buyers are competing for a limited number of homes on the market,” says David Plumtree, Group Chief Executive at parent company Sequence.  “With many committed buyers actively seeking to purchase a home, home owners shouldn’t delay putting their house on the market thinking the summer months will be quiet, as it’s quite the opposite.  Our experienced team is on hand over the summer months to help you.”

Sellers needn’t worry if they have a holiday planned either – they need only notify their estate agent of the dates of any holidays, and then arrangements can be made for access and viewings in their absence:

“Even if you can’t be contacted whilst you’re away, you can still leave specific instructions in writing with your estate agent and legal representatives about what offer may be acceptable,” continues David.  “Whether you are going away or not, there’s no reason to delay your sale until after the summer – your ideal buyer might be out there at this very moment.”

If you are interested in selling your home and would like to book a free market appraisal with Swetenhams, please contact your local branch. 






* Data from Sequence national estate agency network: number of applicants vs listings in June 2017.

**Data from Sequence national estate agency network: June YTD percentage of final asking price achieved on second hand sales agreed. 

Further information:
For further information and photography please contact the press office on 01525 218 536 or email Lucy Walsh, Group PR Manager:

Notes to editors

About Sequence (UK) Limited:
The Sequence national estate agency network comprises over 300 branches trading under 11 well-known, local names.  As well as residential sales Sequence offers mortgage services, conveyancing, has a network of residential lettings offices, land and new homes centres.  It also offers a nationwide asset management service and is the UK’s largest residential property auctioneer. For more information, visit

Sequence trades under 11 well-known, local names:

Allen & Harris West, South Wales and Scotland
Bagshaws Residential   East Midlands
Barnard Marcus Within the M25
Brown & Merry Home Counties
Fox & Sons South Coast
Jones & Chapman  North West
Manners & Harrison North East
Roger Platt Home Counties
Shipways West Midlands
Swetenhams North West
William H Brown Home Counties, East Anglia, East Midlands and Yorkshire



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Sequence (UK) Limited
Cumbria House
16-20 Hockliffe Street
Leighton Buzzard

Lucy Walsh - Group PR Manager
T   01525 218 536


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