Four reasons to get your home ready to sell before Christmas!

  • 14/12/2021
Four reasons to get your home ready to sell before Christmas!

Are you thinking of selling your home in the new year, but planning to wait until January?

Sellers often wait until well after Christmas to get their home on the market, but more people are getting a head-start on 2022 by preparing to sell now.

In fact, reports from Rightmove last month, saw a 14% jump in the number of home-owners starting the selling process by requesting a property valuation, compared to the same period last year.

 

1) Be ready for the ‘Boxing Day boom’ in buyer demand
Boxing Day marks the start of the 2022 home-buying season. Every year the data from Rightmove shows more and more people browsing properties on Rightmove during the post-Christmas Day festive period. In fact, last Boxing Day, visits were 54% higher than the previous year!
There were also more than 51 million visits to Rightmove between Boxing Day and the first working day of the new year, so it’s a hugely valuable time if you want to make sure your home is going to be seen by lots of potential buyers.

Rightmove’s property expert Tim Bannister says: “We see a surge in the number of people searching for property from Boxing Day onwards, perhaps with a resolve to enjoy their next Christmas in new surroundings. Some of those additional buyers will also be new sellers who have held back until this period, judging it to be a good time to sell and to move in 2022.”

 

2) Get your photographs taken now — before festive decorations date your listing

Getting your home ready to sell doesn’t need to mean viewings will start next week. It’s kind of like getting your Christmas shopping done early — a big tick off the list. You can arrange your property valuation, instruct Rook Matthews Sayer and finalise the details of your property listing, so whenever you’re ready, you can ask us to put your home on the market.

If you’re worried about having time to tidy up after Christmas, you could put your home on the market on Boxing Day, but arrange for viewings to start sometime in the first few weeks of January. During this period we can be generating interest in your home and booking in viewings.

 

3) Do the prep now, sell when you’re ready

Getting your home ready to sell doesn’t need to mean viewings will start next week. It’s kind of like getting your Christmas shopping done early — a big tick off the list. You can arrange your property valuation, instruct Rook Matthews Sayer and finalise the details of your property listing, so whenever you’re ready, you can ask us to put your home on the market.

If you’re worried about having time to tidy up after Christmas, you could put your home on the market on Boxing Day, but arrange for viewings to start sometime in the first few weeks of January. During this period we can be generating interest in your home and booking in viewings.

 

4) Become a ‘power-buyer’ so you’re in a strong position when you do find ‘the one’

If you decide to put your home on the market before Christmas – and you’re able to secure a buyer early in the New Year – you’ll be putting yourself in a great position when you find your next home.

“In the current market, it’s a real advantage to be a “power buyer”, and have already sold your current home, subject to contract, when looking for somewhere to buy. This could put you ahead if there are other offers already on the table,” says Rightmove’s Tim Bannister.

With multiple offers and high competition for fewer properties, to be in a proceedable position, when you do find your perfect property puts you at a great advantage.

We are fully flexible on your timings, we will start viewings only when you are ready but we can be generating interest and completing paper work so that you are ready to go and can enjoy the holiday buyer surge.

 

Contact us today to book in your free no obligation home valuation
Tel: 0191 286 9231
Email: Info@rmsestateagents.co.uk

 

Alternatively, book your free valuation today!

Source – Rightmove, November 2021

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