Want to sell before Christmas?

You'll need to be listed by THIS date...

It'll take organisation and focus but there's still time...

In fact, now is a great time to go for it – selling prices recently reached a record high and the market has seen a 14% increase in the number of homes on offer to buy, widening the choice and easing the competition.* Most importantly, by working with the right agent and paying attention to the details you could be sold before you know it.

Can I find a buyer before Christmas? 

Technically, you have until 19th November to list your home and find a buyer before Christmas.

The latest research from Rightmove suggests that ‘the likelihood of sellers finding a buyer remains at, or close to, an all-time high… the average time for a newly listed property to be marked sold subject to contract is 36 days’.* 

But, bear in mind that this would be cutting it fine. Some agents have reported that buyers who have yet to sell are losing out to those who have already sold – so it’s essential to avoid delays and get ahead where possible. By listing your home earlier you’ll give yourself the best chance of both selling at a great price AND finding the perfect new home for you and your family to enjoy. 

It really is achievable. You can sell ahead of the festive season - but don’t hesitate. You need to act now. 

Try our 60-second valuation and see how much you could sell for...

Trying to sell your home quickly? Follow these steps… 

Work with a top-selling estate agent – always the best place to start. A good agent will act as the focal point for your sale to ensure communication, appointments and any paperwork are completed efficiently.  

Get your home valued by an expert – your sale will be largely affected by the price you market at. Even if your house is located in an in-demand area and photographs very well, if you’re listed at the wrong price it will slow you down. We offer a free Expert Valuation service to ensure all of our sellers maximise their chances of attracting potential buyers.

How do I improve my chances of selling?

Is it better to sell before or after Christmas? 

If, for some reason, you don’t manage to list in time for Christmas, don’t worry as Boxing Day is also a great time to list your home. In fact, in recent years property sites such as Rightmove and Zoopla have declared it one of their busiest periods as the nation leisurely browses the web and people start planning towards a new year and a potential new home.**

Is December a good time to sell?

December can be a quiet period for the property market, but once Christmas passes it does get much busier – Rightmove consistently attracts over three million visitors on Boxing Day. Smart sellers will use this time to their advantage and of course, we’re here to help you attract as many viewings and potential buyers as possible.

Don't get caught out in the spring rush

It's advisable not to wait until spring – it may seem like a great time to sell but there are disadvantages to listing at this time of year. The trend is for more sellers to list in April, May and June making it more competitive. Plus, sellers often price their properties optimistically due to the heightened activity making it more expensive to buy. 

Avoid the uncertainty of 2022

2021 has been a strange year, to say the least! Despite the UK heading towards a return to 'normal, it’s difficult to predict what’s going to happen to the market as a result. For now, all the signs are positive with house prices rising, but it may not last forever. Sell now to take full advantage of the current climate.

It’s the most wonderful time… to sell your home…

So whether it’s in the run-up to Christmas or in the Boxing Day rush, now is a great time to sell your home. So don’t wait until January, contact us today. We can help you to get your professional photos, floor plan and brochure ready for this period and ensure that your property is looking great and is on show to millions of potential buyers. 

Start now to sell your home in time for the festive season…

*https://www.rightmove.co.uk/news/house-price-index/

**https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/mortgageshome/article-9095399/Number-people-searching-new-homes-online-nearly-DOUBLED-Christmas.html