Thinking about selling this winter? Why you should start preparing now

Posted October 1st 2022
A row of houses in autumn

With Christmas coming very shortly, your thoughts are probably with presents and turkeys! But if you're planning to sell your house in the New Year, there's only a few weeks left to get your property marketing ready in time for the post Christmas property search boom. 

According to Rightmove, last year the number of views of homes for sale jumped by 20 per cent between the weeks of Christmas and Boxing Day. This is an opportunity not to be missed if you are considering selling your home. 

There are many reasons why it is worth getting your home ready to sell before the festive period begins. Take a look.

Boxing Day Bounce

The Boxing Day Bounce is not something to be missed as every year the property portals see more and more people browsing to buy properties. In fact, It is one of the busiest days of the year for people viewing properties online. For some, the festive period may highlight the need for more space or the spike in interest may be due to others setting goals for the year such as moving out or moving home. 

Get your photographs now before your decorations go up

Christmas decorations are a great way to celebrate festivities however, they don’t do your property pictures any favours… Decorations may leave your home looking cluttered and dated (especially once January hits). Ask your agent to take photos of your home before you think about putting your decorations up to allow for your photos to show off your home to its full potential.  

Do the preparation now so you can relax over the holiday

Christmas can be a stressful time, do yourself a favour and get your home market ready now so you don’t have to later. You don't have to put the property up or have viewings immediately, and by preparing now you can have more time to get prepared and talk to one of our agents about the best time to list.

Thinking about putting your home on the market? Book a valuation or contact your local branch and our expert team will help get you moving.