Research for CKD Galbraith has shown that property sales in the Borders increased significantly in the first quarter of 2014, with sales at their Kelso office up 28 per cent on the last quarter of 2013 and up 62 per cent on the same quarter last year.
The Peebles office also experienced an increase in sales, up 16 per cent on the previous quarter and 57 per cent up on January to March 2013.
Alex Inglis of CKD Galbraith’s Kelso office said: “This has been an encouraging quarter for both the Kelso and Peebles offices, with increased properties sales achieved as well as the number of viewings and prospective buyers registering with us both increasing.
“When selling a property, the guide price remains key and a house needs to be priced realistically. As a result we are seeing a healthy response in terms of enquiries and viewings and the subsequent average selling time reducing considerable.
“A trend we are also witnessing is a return to the closing date system on a number of properties as confidence continues to grow.”