Selling your home this winter

Is selling my home this winter a good idea?

Christmas is a time for family festivities and all the trimmings, the last thing on your mind is most likely putting your property on the market, but you could be missing a trick?

Moving home in the winter

Here is why selling or choosing to list your property in the winter could in fact be a smart selling move after all.

Highest number of people will see your property online

Although conventional wisdom suggests that spring is the busiest time of the year for the housing market. Selling a property in the winter comes with some unexpected advantages, according to rightmove statistics, there are more people carrying out property searches during this time of the year than any other.

Rightmove recently released data that shows a significant increase in visitors to their site over the 2016 Christmas period. As expected, page views were low on Christmas day. However, Rightmove traffic increased daily until the 29th December.

Less Competition

Traditionally this time of year results in less property being on the market. As we head into 2018 the shortage of new stock has never been more apparent. This will not only allow your property to receive more exposure but it  also puts you in pole position when new properties, that might be of interest come onto the market in the new year. By already having a buyer in place, you become a much more attractive proposition to the seller and selling agent.

Quality not quantity

Many people come into the new year ready to start New jobs in January. Similarly, buyers who are browsing the property market at this time of year are likely to be serious about a move. People will be looking to agree a sale on a property before christmas, or be moved in ready for the all important Christmas day.

If you’re looking to sell at the start of 2018, give yourself a head start and beat the Post-Christmas rush by getting your property online now, to take advantage of the amount of potential buyers waiting to buy your property.

If you instruct us by the end of December, we can give you the best exposure by marketing your property just in time for the New Year, we’ll also give you a bottle of FREE prosecco to help you celebrate over the festive period.