THE past 12 months have been record-breaking for Trading Places Urmston (you’ve probably noticed by the sheer number of ‘Sold’ boards around the area), with last month seeing a 48 per cent increase in agreed sales compared to the previous year.

Company director Stephen Groves believes this is a strong indication that there is a sustained improvement in the house-moving market, which people will see reflected in its positive attitude.

The company believes it’s not just about sitting back and letting things happen, which is why it has decided to find bigger and better locations for it to help sell your property quickly and at the best price.

From Saturday, the estate agents will be moving to a flagship building at 1 Crofts Bank Road, in Urmston, as well as opening a new, additional office in Stretford on Barton Road.

You know how important location is, so you’ll appreciate that having two central, high profile offices in the heart of the area means that the company will be able to market the sale or letting of your property in a highly visible and a productive way between the two positions.

As with most people, moving home can also mean a new look, which is why the estate agents has also revamped its brand, changing into Home Estate Agents.

Bright new colours for a bright new start to 2013 – you’ll be seeing this new brand across its boards, website and other marketing plans.

The estate agents is still Trading Places – with the same commitment to the highest quality of customer service in the region – it’s just got a new name!

This Saturday, January 19, is the day of the grand opening, and Trading Places would love to see you at its new office. There will be champagne, cakes and free gifts, and a VIP in children’s favourite Peppa Pig!

If you are considering selling, buying or letting a property call the Home Estate Agent team at your local office for a free, no obligation valuation.

If you would like more information please ring the Urmston office on 0161 747 1177, the Stretford office on 0161 871 3939 or go online at