Comments on the UK Housing Market in 2012

London, UK (6th February, 2012) –, an independent estate agent review and rating website, have commented on the outlook for the UK property market for 2012.

Latest Halifax housing data showed that despite an increase in UK house prices by 0.6% in January, house prices are still down 1.6% on the previous year and have fallen by 0.9% over the last quarter. Sales of UK properties are set to increase slightly this year, but prices are not expected to follow suit with a fall of around 3%, according to the most recent Housing Market Forecast from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. This fall in price is likely due to the low demand in housing caused by unemployment and the tough current economic climate. has commented that anyone looking to sell property this year should do their utmost to ensure they use the right estate agent. With prices set to fall, estate agents are likely to compete strongly for sellers’ business, and are urging those looking to sell property to use sites like theirs to ensure they find the best estate agents. allows homeowners to view reviews and ratings for their local agencies, all of which have been provided by genuine clients.

A spokesperson for said: “With it being revealed that house prices could fall around 3% this year, here at we would strongly urge any potential sellers to consult our site before they choose an estate agent. With the help of genuine client reviews and ratings, we will help homeowners find trustworthy agents with good reputations in order to get the best prices and service. The fall in prices could well cause an increase in demand, prompting greater interest from those with homes to sell and boosting competition from agents. Therefore, it’s important homeowners take time to make an informed decision by doing the necessary research first, as it is one of the most important decisions they will make.”

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About is a London-based company specialising in independent estate agent reviews and ratings to help homeowners find the best estate agents for property sales or lettings.’s website is simple and easy to use; a user simply types in their area or postcode and then can read independent, objective reviews and ratings from previous clients who have used estate agents in their area.

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