Leeds property news: High end sales top £40m

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Improvements in the economy are helping drive sales of prestigious properties in West and North Yorkshire, according to quality estate agent Fine & Country.

The agent, which specialises in marketing highly individual properties with price tags often exceeding £700,000, has achieved sales of over £40m in the last 12 months alone, reflecting increased buyer confidence.

The news has been welcomed by estate agent Mark Manning, who said it was yet another sign that the much maligned property market was not just bouncing back but booming.

Mr Manning, Fine & Country sales director, said: “We are seeing the demand for special or unusual properties rising to pre-recession levels which is helping us achieve some very impressive prices.”

In response to this upturn in demand for exclusive properties the firm has recently opened a new branch in Wetherby to add to its existing offices in Leeds, Harrogate and Wakefield.

Mr Manning explained: “The addition of Wetherby fills a strategic position in terms of our branch locations and gives us an unprecedented regional brand presence in this market, for the benefit of both sellers and buyers.

“We can also offer customers the support of a branch in London as well as links to a wider international network to ensure maximum exposure for the properties we epresent.”

He added: “All our offices are staffed by skilled and highly trained teams who have vast experience of this specialist residential sector.”

Fine & Country is a division of the multi-award winning Manning Stainton estate agents, which has no fewer than 19 residential sales and letting offices across West and North Yorkshire.