This time of year involves a lot of planning, and it can be expensive. This is very much like buying or selling a home. You may not have given the thought of selling your home too much consideration, but if you would like to sell your house in 2020, the sooner you start considering the process, the better.
It is easy to see why many people look to move home in the New Year. January is a chance to enjoy a fresh start, and to make changes which will help you get more out of life. For some people, this involves a healthier regime, but for some, it can mean changing their surroundings. Therefore, there is no surprise January is a busy time for many people in the property market.
Buyers are looking for a home over Christmas and New Year
However, did you know that there is a significant number of people beginning their search before New Year? For the past couple of years, online property portals have witnessed a notable increase in online viewers in the week between Christmas and New Year.
Some property agents have said Boxing Day is the busiest day of the year for online property searches, and Rightmove reported a 228% increase in page views between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Perhaps prospective buyers are keen to use their new smartphones, tablets and laptops to check out homes. It could be some people felt their kitchen or dining area was too crowded over Christmas dinner. There is also the fact that this time of year is the only chance many people get to relax and unwind, making it the perfect time to look for new homes.
Do you want to reach property buyers?
Regardless of the reason, people are looking at a new home online; if you plan on selling your home, it makes sense to place your property in front of willing buyers. Yes, the festive season is a busy time of year, but it is only a short time. Selling your home is a much bigger prospect, and some people will prefer to focus on that. Also, if other homeowners aren’t willing to place their home on the market over Christmas and New Year, there is less competition for you!
You will have your thoughts and opinions about Christmas, and some people will not contemplate entering the property market at this time. That is perfectly acceptable, and we will be here to help you next year. However, some people appreciate the opportunity to get ahead of competitors, and to connect with buyers, and the Boxing Day Bounce is worth aiming for.
If you would like to be listed when property buyers are looking for a new home, get in touch.
If you are looking for ways to sell your home, it is best to speak to property professionals. For a chat or discussion on your options, contact your local Thomas Morris branch, and we’ll be delighted to offer guidance. If you are looking to sell your home, book a valuation at a time that is suitable to you.