WHY YOU SHOULD PUT YOUR PROPERTY ON THE MARKET BEFORE CHRISTMASHome owners often decide to sell or let their properties over Christmas but do nothing about it until January. Mistake!
Online property searches increased last year by about 20% from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day, according to Rightmove, who claimed nearly 14 million page views on Christmas Day alone. On Boxing Day, views jumped to around 25 million and peaked at over 38 million on New Years Day! Another advantage of being on the market when stock is relatively low, is that your home will stand out even more so possibly achieve a better price.
Many people make moving one of their new year’s resolutions especially if intending to change jobs early in 2019 so often consider buying or renting in December.
The Christmas holiday is also a time for visiting relatives and friends in unfamiliar places which gives an opportunity for prospective purchasers to check possible moves away from their present area.
You may not want prospective purchasers viewing your property while finishing turkey leftovers but Jeremy Leaf & Co – unlike most other agents - will be open every day except the public holidays if you’re up for it.
December this year has been busier for us than expected as buyers take advantage of more competitive rents and prices as well as record low mortgage rates – despite Brexit.
We very much look forward to hearing from you!
Jeremy Leaf, A former RICS Residential Chairman & Independent North London Estate Agent December 2018