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Shun house price indexes and trust local estate agents, comments leading property expert

Home movers are being told to increasingly ignore published 'average' house prices and listen to Wiltshire estate agents instead. The sweeping statement was made by property expert and commentator Kate Faulkner, who produces a regular house price article for a leading property website. The feature looks the different house price indexes that are published on a monthly basis, and examines the national and regional average house prices that have been derived. Indexes produced by no fewer than eight institutions - including Land Registry, Halifax, Nationwide, Rightmove and the National Association of Estate Agents - are subject to scrutiny and the latest verdict is a glowing endorsement of high street estate agents over indexes. Ms Faulkner claims 'national average property prices are completely redundant in the UK', going on to say 'local road by road, property by property expertise is now one of the key reasons for consumers to use an estate agent and surveyor to make sure their property is prices correctly, whether buying, selling or investing.' Winkworth has long held the belief that a local estate agent with a longstanding reputation is best placed to give accurate price details to sellers and buyers of property for sale in Wiltshire. National house price averages that make the newspaper headlines are rarely a truthful representation of a local property market and can dash the expectations of home movers. Ms Faulkner rightly highlights the expertise of local estate agents, like Winkworth, who have been operating in Wiltshire for many years. We have the most accurate information, values and sold prices, which can be drilled down to a road by road, house by house level. A 'catch all' appraisal of a county's or town's house prices will not reflect the nuances of each postcode, side of the street or individual property. What Wiltshire estate agents have is historical data on local house prices, a live minute-by-minute 'feel' for demand in neighbourhoods and their finger on the pulse when it comes to local improvements and developments, all of which affect the desirability and sale price of properties for sale in Wiltshire. Above all Winkworth, as local estate agents in Wiltshire, value properties across the county on a daily basis, recording the condition, size and specification of dwellings, which gives us a precise overview of what properties exist and how they differ. There is no house price index that can match the 'on the ground' day-by-day assessment of a local property market that an estate agent has, and it's great to have our professional skill acknowledged by an independent property expert. If you would like up-to-the minute and accurate information about the county's property market, including a free property valuation and details of current flats and houses for sale in Wiltshire, contact Winkworth today.

Home movers are being told to increasingly ignore published 'average' house prices and listen to Wiltshire estate agents instead. The sweeping statement was made by property expert and commentator Kate Faulkner, who produces a regular house price article for a leading property website.

The feature looks the different house price indexes that are published on a monthly basis, and examines the national and regional average house prices that have been derived. Indexes produced by no fewer than eight institutions - including Land Registry, Halifax, Nationwide, Rightmove and the National Association of Estate Agents - are subject to scrutiny and the latest verdict is a glowing endorsement of high street estate agents over indexes.

Ms Faulkner claims 'national average property prices are completely redundant in the UK', going on to say 'local road by road, property by property expertise is now one of the key reasons for consumers to use an estate agent and surveyor to make sure their property is prices correctly, whether buying, selling or investing.'

Winkworth has long held the belief that a local estate agent with a longstanding reputation is best placed to give accurate price details to sellers and buyers of property for sale in Wiltshire. National house price averages that make the newspaper headlines are rarely a truthful representation of a local property market and can dash the expectations of home movers.

Ms Faulkner rightly highlights the expertise of local estate agents, like Winkworth, who have been operating in Wiltshire for many years. We have the most accurate information, values and sold prices, which can be drilled down to a road by road, house by house level. A 'catch all' appraisal of a county's or town's house prices will not reflect the nuances of each postcode, side of the street or individual property. What Wiltshire estate agents have is historical data on local house prices, a live minute-by-minute 'feel' for demand in neighbourhoods and their finger on the pulse when it comes to local improvements and developments, all of which affect the desirability and sale price of properties for sale in Wiltshire.

Above all Winkworth, as local estate agents in Wiltshire, value properties across the county on a daily basis, recording the condition, size and specification of dwellings, which gives us a precise overview of what properties exist and how they differ. There is no house price index that can match the 'on the ground' day-by-day assessment of a local property market that an estate agent has, and it's great to have our professional skill acknowledged by an independent property expert.

If you would like up-to-the minute and accurate information about the county's property market, including a free property valuation and details of current flats and houses for sale in Wiltshire, contact Winkworth today.

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