You may be thinking about selling come January, but are you risking missing out on the boxing day surge?
It’s common for sellers to wait until Christmas is out of the way before listing their home, but there’s more than enough time to get prepared for a quick sale in 2022.
According to Rightmove statistics, December has already seen a 19% increase this month in sellers starting to request a property valuation from Estate Agents in comparison to the same time last year. That being said, there are various other reasons why it’s a great idea to get your home listed before the festive period.
Take a look below.
The Boxing Day Boom
Every year, we see Boxing Day mark the start of the home-buying season. Rightmove has reported that they see more and more people each year browsing post-Christmas day, with 51 million users reported to be browsing last year between the 26th until the 1st of January 2021. The Christmas period is overlooked by sellers, but these statistics prove that it is one of the most valuable times to get your home seen by a lot of potential buyers.
Getting your home prepared for sale doesn’t exactly mean that you will have to have viewings ASAP. It means the groundwork is done before Christmas, so when you eventually decide to sell, it will quite literally be a click of a button. Getting your home market ready means: your home has been valued, your chosen Estate Agent has been instructed, the property details have been approved and your images have been taken.
The advantages of being market ready is that your home can go live on all major portals after Christmas as soon as you give the go ahead; ensuring your home is taking full advantage of the boxing day boom!
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