Demand for FTB advice hits 23 month high - but why?

15 Feb 2012

First home buying advice hits a 23 month high - consumer demand or rush before end of stamp duty holiday?

Our latest figures reveal that enquiries for first time buyer advice reached a 23 month high in January triggering 41% of the total number of searches compared to 36% in December 2011.  With new calls from the CML and NAEA yesterday for the government to extend the stamp duty holiday and the home buying season fast approaching, the trend just may continue throughout 2012. 

Do you think the 23 month high is due to a general increase in consumer demand or that first time buyers are rushing to get house purchases completed before the end of the stamp duty holiday?  What do we need to keep the FTB market active?  Share your opinions with us on LinkedIn.

Make sure you are getting the maximum number of enquiries by updating your profile by adding information such as advice areas, qualifications and social media links.  This may make all the difference between a consumer choosing your advert over your closest competitor.

Twitter @unbiased_co_uk's twitter account keeps over 2,000 followers up to date with industry news, issues and topics affecting them and their clients.  Twitter is a great way to connect with other professionals and can be an invaluable tool within the adviser industry.  Having a good social media presence doesn't take a lot of time to maintain, a few minutes in the day here and there can make a big difference and add a new edge to your business.  

Make sure your profile is updated with your LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook links to allow potential new clients to research your business before making contact.  Click here to update your knowledge of social media and see the rules of use for those regulated by the FSA.

Upgrades update..

The first part of our development plan is underway right now, which means that any updates to your account and profile will need to be made via our friendly call centre team. 

You can reach the call centre by either by calling our new number 0330 1000 755 (9 - 5 Monday to Friday) or by email [email protected].


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