If you have plans to get your house on the market in 2018, it may well pay off to get the ball rolling as soon as possible. Those who can find the time amongst the Christmas prep to think about selling their home could find they are ahead of the game for the New Year, particularly when it comes to searching for property online.
Christmas day figures from Rightmove, as well as our own website over the past few years are encouraging for house sellers, with record-breaking searches for property listings during the festive period, year on year. People have time off at Christmas, and spend more of their time indoors – it seems many people are browsing potential new homes on tablets and mobile devices in front of the festive telly and throughout their holiday break.
In general, there are fewer houses on the market at this time of year, which is great for sellers as buyers have less choice, which could see you getting a great price for your property too. When it comes to viewings, people are normally freer this month than during their normal work schedules, so there are more chances to come for viewings and at more sociable hours. Your home will also look extra cosy and festive with the Christmas tree and decorations up – just be careful not to overdo it!
After the New Year celebrations searches for property spike again compared to the holidays and increasing year over year as well, with 40% more visitors in the first few days of January 2016 compared to the previous year. January is traditionally the time for people to look ahead, making plans and dreaming big, and for many this means a house move. Getting organised now and getting your property listed means you can take advantage of this peak in browser interest over the festive period and into the New Year – giving you extra peace of mind over the holidays.
Get your property listed with Clyde Property
It’s easy to feel like there’s just not enough time during the lead up to Christmas and many people put off getting their property listed until the New Year or even spring. At Clyde, we recommend taking action now so you don’t miss out on the Christmas and New Year rush. We’ll take care of all the details for you – from valuations, to photos and floorplans – getting your property on the market in time to catch the festive flurry, making sure 2018 is the happiest of New Years!
Call your local Clyde Property branch, for friendly, expert advice on getting your home on the market and finding you the right buyer.