Year after year there is a belief that you should hold off on marketing your home until we reach Spring. Of course, Spring has always been deemed as the traditional time of year to sell your property – mainly due to the weather improving (hopefully anyway!). However, Rightmove experiences a huge increase in traffic in the week between Christmas and New Year, showing that demand is high for buyers looking for a new home in January! If you have a property to sell, it is worthwhile taking advantage of the increased demand as we hit 2019, and seize every opportunity to find you the right buyer!
Other than the increased internet traffic, check out other factors influencing the property market at this time of year –
Bearing in mind that many people still believe Spring to be the best time to market; supply is low. Use this to your advantage. With less competition, our teams can push for an even better price, hopefully giving you more to play with for your onward purchase.
In winter, you can use every opportunity to make your property feel ‘homely’. Making your viewer feel welcome and cosy can work wonders for agreeing a sale. It’s extremely important that your viewer can see themselves living in your home. This can be the difference between them opting for your or another property.
In the warmer months, viewings can quieten as people make plans and are enjoying time outdoors. Winter acts in your favour from this regard. The more viewings that are carried out, the more likely a sale will be agreed quickly.