TRADITIONALLY, Easter is seen as the time the property market switches into gear - but not this year.

Property specialists Greenslade Taylor Hunt have experienced a fantastic, frenzied February, with more than 30 sales secured in the calendar month – more than one a day.

“It’s been incredible,” said residential manager, Amy Dodd, who has overseen the surge from the firm’s office in Hammet Street, Taunton.

Property of all types and in all locations are in demand and the branch staff have been working flat out to turn “For Sale” into “Sold” in this buoyant market.

Whether it’s families looking for village homes, older people downsizing or buyers hankering after a new build all have had their wishes realised with Greenslade Taylor Hunt.

With Brexit decided people feel more confident about making their next property move, or in some cases climbing on the property ladder for the first time.

“Decision on Brexit definitely helped, it was an instant change in tide from good to excellent. Fortunately our success of late last year meant we had market share of new listings so we had a great stock of property to sell,” said Amy.

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The figures are confirmed by Rightmove, the UK’s largest online property website, with the Taunton office of Greenslade Taylor Hunt comprehensively outperforming the competition across homes from £200,000 to £2M.

Amy believes part of GTH’s success is its network of offices throughout Somerset, Devon and Dorset, which means buyers looking in one county can easily tap into the expertise provided by the firm in other parts of the area making it a real plus for those relocating within the region, and maximising their vendors’ property exposure to those that would not find them on their own.

If you are embarking on your first move or are experienced in property purchasing and selling now is the time to contact the experts at Greenslade Taylor Hunt. Please call into the office at 13 Hammet Street, or ring 01823 277121. You can book a viewing online 24/7 at

“Clearly the current concerns over the coronavirus are likely to have some impact on the market conditions going forward but thus far we are still experiencing strong viewing activity and demand to buy fortunately," Amy added.

"We have taken every step to ensure peoples’ viewing experience is as safe as can be and will continue to ensure we are ready to cope with any changes."