Many think buyers stop looking at houses during the Christmas period and as such, would-be sellers often choose to put their property on the market in the New Year. However, 89% of Relocation Agent Network member estate agents, who responded to a December survey, recommend that prospective sellers go to market before the Christmas break…
Why? Well the Relocation Agent Network survey found two key reasons:
1. 41% of Relocation Agent Network agents said that it was the increased activity in online portal searches during the Christmas period. Once the turkey has been eaten and the tin of biscuits has been emptied, many spend their free time searching for their dream home online.
2. A further 51% indicated that having a house on the market before Christmas allowed sellers to catch early New Year buyers. And with the majority* of survey respondents predicting an increase in buyer activity in January 2015, sellers won’t want to miss out. Indeed, nearly half** of estate agents surveyed expect up to a 10% increase in the number of buyers entering the market in January.
Thinking of selling in 2014?
As a selected member of Relocation Agent Network, we’ve already proven that our customer service is deemed to be the best in County Durham (in the Network’s opinion). But if that isn’t enough, through our membership, we can offer sellers a completely unique channel of buyer that no other estate agent in County Durham can provide. Visit Relocation Agent Network to find out more. Contact us today 0191 386 9921 to find out more.
Relocation Agent Network
A national network of independent estate agents, Relocation Agent Network is well placed to comment on all-things-property. Each of their members (including JW Wood) has been handpicked after thorough checks identify them as the best estate agent to represent the Network in their local area.