Christmas is almost upon us with only 3/4 weeks to go until, for most, the festivities and over indulgence begins. Those thinking of selling their home will now put this firmly to the back of their minds and will be replaced with thoughts of presents, sleeping in front of the TV and Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special.
However, this may be the perfect time to consider selling and preparing the house to hit the market after the party season has finished. Traditionally the months of January and February see less properties arrive for sale but is an excellent time to sell as the majority of house sellers will normally wait until Spring to sell. What does this mean for you if you decide to sell sooner?
- Less houses for sale increases your chance of a quicker successful sale and hopefully more than the Home Report value. Giving you peace of mind.
- You will be in a strong position to purchase a property a little later with more choice available.
- More buyers will be inclined to take your offer as you have been pro-active and are less of a risk than a buyer who has yet to sell.
- As you will have more choice, due to the increase in properties for sale, you will be less inclined to make a panic purchase then going through the process again in six months’ time.
If you have decided that you are not going to extend, renew the kitchen or replace the bathroom, but instead sell your home in the New Year, I would urge you to book a free valuation now to prepare for the beginning of 2018 staying ahead of your competitors and make appropriate plans to ensure your house stands out against what little competition you will have.
At Blackadders we offer professional photography, quality brochures with floor-plans, buyers’ bank, social media (Twitter & Facebook), extended opening hours and website portals that suit your individual needs, all as standard.
Enjoy the festive period but don’t let the hangover last until Spring. Be two steps ahead.
Neil Fyall – Estate Agency
Senior Property Branch Manager