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Aston Barclay scores 100% conversion rate in record September

Aston Barclay's Westbury auction site

Aston Barclay claimed a 100% sales conversion rate across its three auction sites as it recorded growth of 21% for total volumes sold in September.

Commercial director David Scarborough said that he expected to start 2017 strongly after dealer demand drove the remarketing specialist to a record month.

The pre-plate change period in August contributed to the recent growth, with volumes growing by 27%, year-on-year.

Increasing volumes of part-exchanges and fleet vehicles coming to auction have also boosted volumes which have been met with strong demand following a dip in auction activity following the June 23rd Brexit vote, Aston Barclay revealed.

Scarborough said: “The impact of the Brexit vote is completely unknown at this time and until the used market fluctuates, we expect the fleet and dealer markets to remain extremely strong, especially with the latter as they look to replenish stock following a busy month.

“However, the strength and the professionalism of the used car industry coupled with the healthy balance of supply and demand, should help prices remain strong, with the overall market remaining buoyant.

“In 2015, Aston Barclay saw a smaller than normal let-up in vendor volume and buyer appetite on the run up to Christmas and we predict a similar scenario in 2016, entering 2017 in a strong market.”

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