Redstones Residential Sales

Is Christmas and New Year Now The Perfect Time To Sell Your House?

Christmas and 2015 is almost upon us and historically it’s been regarded as a quiet time in the housing market. Traditionally, the advice of estate agents – including Redstones – has been to defer putting your home up for sale until after the end of the holiday period.

Does that advice still stand?

Similarly, if your property has been on sale for some time should you remove it from the market until life has returned to normal?

Our response to both questions is ‘no’ and here’s why:-

The way in which houses are sold has changed with the evolution of the internet. Today,  80% of property searches now being carried out online.

Consider the following statistics from Rightmove for the festive period in 2013:-

  • On Christmas Day, 14 million page views were recorded.
  • 10,000 e-mail enquiries were sent to estate agents on Christmas Day.
  • The number of views jumped on Boxing Day, reaching 25 million.
  • On New Year’s Day the highest figures of 38 million page views were recorded.

What does this mean if you are thinking of selling your home?

The approach of New Year is often a time for potentially life changing decisions, from looking for a new job to investing in a franchise – and moving home.

Depending on your local property market, the festive period may be the ideal time to advertise your property for sale as it enables you to attract the attention of prospective buyers before the ‘late comers’ flood the market in the New Year.

If you remove your property from the market only to put it back on again in January, you will have missed out on these potential enquiries and viewings.

Sell your house online with Redstones

With our commitment to state-of-the-art technology, Redstones is ideally placed to take advantage of this growing seasonal trend:-

  • We present properties for sale with the latest in walk-through online technology, large internal photographs and 3D floor plans to give viewers a virtual sense of your home.
  • With our knowledge of the local housing market, coupled with our expertise in residential sales, we aim to secure the best possible price for your property in the fastest possible time.
  • Your property will be advertised for sale across all the major sites including Zoopla, Propertyfinder, Globrix, Findaproperty, Primelocation – and Rightmove.
  • At Redstones we are committed to delivering superlative levels of customer service. We are also accredited by NAEA (National Association of Estate Agents) and ARLA (Association Residential Letting Agents).

 

  • For property owners in need of a quick sale, we also offer an online auction service. At Redstones we recommend the modern method of auction rather than the traditional method.  This is more suitable for residential sales as it allows for a longer period of time to complete the sale.  For more information, please refer to our previous article Should You Sell Your Property At Auction?

Is Christmas the right time to place your property on the market?

Your local Redstones office can offer guidance and advice to assist in your decision. Contact us today to arrange a free valuation.

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