Getting The Housing Market Moving Again

The housing market is crippled by its marketing methods, not by an insufficient supply of properties available to sell.

In other words, if marketing methods for houses going up for sale were better, more properties would have been going on sale and more activity in the marketplace would have ensued.

There needs to be a wholesale review of the objectivity of house-marketing methods, and change needs to happen, if the housing market as a whole is to get back up on its feet once again and start actively enabling people to move.

Not doing anything about this will simply result in the market continuing to ‘tank’, in terms of there being a lack of sufficient properties going on sale at prices that are reflective of people’s ability to buy them.

The housing market must, first and foremost, look within itself in order to effect the necessary change but also needs assistance from those whom govern our country if these goals are to be achieved.

For more information about what needs to be done, the how, why and when, please refer back to the article which we published on our blog some while before the last general election.

Earlier article on our blog site: - full details of our proposals for properly reforming the UK housing market.

If anyone has any questions they would like to raise about any aspect of these proposals they are more than welcome to communicate with us.


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  1. Editor comment says:

    The housing market isn’t flowing well for one reason only. We wrongly think that it’s the constrained size of the total number of houses in the built environment, together with unsatisfied demand, that is causing prices to rise beyond people’s ability to pay. In fact, it is because those houses that are available to sell are being touted at misleading asking prices (often compiled by vendor-centric agents). This alone is what’s causing the number of current sales completions to reduce.

    This in turn adds to the pressure for more sales which (again wrongly), adds to the pressure on asking prices owing to the reduction in sales together with the increasing number of unsatisfied buyers retaining high priorities to move. Price hikes when the rest of our economy isn’t supporting them are the direct result, and this is clearly a gross misunderstanding of the housing market and the way in which it actually functions. It’s time we did something about this.

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