Overseas property is still in high demand, judging by the A Place in the Sun Live show last weekend, which exceeded expectations to put the confidence back into an industry weighed down by financial worries.
While the media focused on Greece and mounting Euro debt, Europe’s largest overseas property show revealed a market that is still strong as thousands of buyers remain serious about overseas property.
The show took place at NEC Birmingham from Friday 30th September to Sunday 2nd October, and TheMoveChannel.com enjoyed the positive buzz around the stands across all three days. Just over 4,000 people attended the show despite the sunny weather outside, which meant that visitors were committed to the cause of house-hunting.
Over 40 countries were represented by a total of 140 exhibitors alongside an informative programme of seminars from industry experts about buying overseas. Most exhibitors left the show pleased with the number of people visiting their stands, with a strong indication that the public were both informed and ready to buy.
Traditional lifestyle destinations, such as Portugal, Spain and Turkey, drew crowds to the stands.
“Once again - and possibly against the odds – A Place in the Sun delivered good visitor numbers, quality enquiries, and plenty of people looking to purchase in 2012, commented Turkish Connextions. We have already got several possible bookings for this coming year.”
Other property markets also attracted attention. Frank Salt Real Estate Malta said they were “inundated with enquiries” and “very happy with the number, and high quality, of the leads we took over the weekend”.
“The overwhelmingly positive response to the event is exactly what the industry needs,” added TheMoveChannel.com Sales Director Robin Brayne. “We’re looking forward to seeing the reaction to the next show at Earls Court in March.”