Savills offers gift of hindsight

The high-end estate agents have used Land Registry data to sort the best moment to have bought and sold in recent years for maximum profit, and they’ve settled on 2009 for a purchase and 2018 for a sale. However, of all the vendors who disposed of a home in 2018, only 2.5% bought in 2009, when it took a particularly strong stomach to make a move in such a traumatised market. “More luck than judgement,” is Savills’ view.