Thinking about putting your home on the market in 2019? Then you might want to start acting on it now. Before you realise it Christmas and New Year will be here and you’ll be full of festive spirit. However, all that festive spirit might be holding back your property from selling.
January is the most popular time of the year for people to begin property searches, whether that be on Rightmove, Zoopla or checking in with their local estate agent. According to Rightmove their page views dramatically increase straight after Christmas with over 1.6 million views on Boxing Day and a ginormous 3.3 million visits on New Years’ Day.
One big advantage of putting your property on the market before Christmas is that you’ll pick up the house-hunters who have dropped off the trail towards the end of the year. People browsing through property sites such as Rightmove and Zoopla instantly begin to increase from Boxing Day as people relax between the Christmas and New Year’s break. People have the chance to browse at their leisure and bookmark favourites for viewings after New Year.
Getting your home on the market now means that there will be no festive decorations in sight on your photos. Festive decorations can often make properties look cluttered and reduce the floor space, so by getting your photos done now you can present your property exactly how you’d like to.
Given that most people will follow the conventional wisdom and not put their properties on the market in December, you will be entering a less crowded market place – which will help your home to standout.
Christmas tends to be a comparatively quiet time, both on the stock markets and in the political sphere. That makes would-be property buyers a little less jittery, which can be a good thing. Plus, if it’s on the market now there’s a really good chance that the sale will complete before Brexit. Nobody yet knows how Brexit will play out, so getting your property sold before any potential change in the market is only going to be a good thing.
By getting ready to launch in January we can already be talking to potential buyers so that when your property goes live, we can be booking viewings from the start. Getting your Leicester property ready for 2019 now puts you ahead of all your competition. The sooner you act, the sooner you’ll be moving into your new home!
If you’re looking for a Leicester estate agent with many years of experience in marketing properties with a record of selling houses swiftly? Get in touch with Open House Leicester today using either 0116 243 7938 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll discuss how we can help sell your Leicester house fast. Here is to a prosperous and successful 2019!