During the second quarter of 2016 (April June) the firm's Aberdeen office experienced a 50% increase in property sales compared to the same quarter of 2015 as well as a substantial rise in comparison to the sales figures from the first quarter of 2016. Supply also increased by 38% compared to last year's second quarter whilst prospective buyers registering with CKD Galbraith in Aberdeen rose by 5%.
Hannah Christiansen, head of residential sales at the firm's Aberdeen office, commented:
The local property market remains resilient to political and economic changes and moving into the spring and summer months this still holds trued despite the uncertainty of Brexit. The market in Aberdeen has remained very active and we have not experience any negative effects or hesitancy from buyers.
The significant increase in both the supply and demand of high quality homes across the region can also be attributed to our strengthened position within the Aberdeenshire market and our reach across the rural property market in particular. Local buyers have been the most active in driving sales over the last quarter with buyers choosing to up-scale or relocate into the countryside.
CKD Galbraith operates a network of regional offices located throughout the country and figures for the firm as a whole during the second quarter of 2016 demonstrate the resilience of the Scottish market and appeal to buyers from across the UK.
The firm has reported a 17% increase in the volume of sales achieved compared to the same period last year, with 35% of buyers coming from across the rest of the UK, reflecting Scotland's lifestyle appeal and more affordable property prices.