‘With the kids jingle belling
And everyone telling you be of good cheer’
As we celebrate, indulge, reminisce and dream, our thoughts can often wander to changes we’d like to make in our lives. You may be thinking of a change of career, moving home, or even relocating. If a move is in your sights next year then it may be to your advantage to act now so you don’t miss the rush.
A shocking fact that you may not be aware of is that the busiest days of the year for people viewing property on Rightmove are Christmas Day and Boxing Day, shortly followed by New Year’s Day. And every year there is a marked increase in the number of buyers in the market wanting to start the new year afresh.
Why should you act now?
With such an abundance of activity, your home could be in front of the eyes of many proactive buyers. To ensure you don’t muss such a valuable opportunity it is important to take steps to get your property ready for sale.
“Each year I cannot help but being amazed by the reaction properties gain at this time of year. I’m sure it will be another great start to 2019 for those that catch the early worm!” Said Matt Lindsay, our Branch Manager in Wing.
By listing your home over the next couple of weeks we can get everything ready to launch your property at the perfect moment. Just because it will be live over Christmas, this doesn’t mean that you have to welcome viewings, as we can delay these whilst building interest until the festivities are over.
What are the next steps?
Give one of our Alexander and Co branches a call so we can organise an appraisal of your property, during which we will explain how specifically we intend to market your home to achieve the highest possible sales price. An appraisal isn’t just about us, it also gives us the opportunity to get to know you and your property.
To allow us to put together the most effective marketing strategy, it is important that we discover what you love about your home, your favourite spots and even some of your treasured memories living there. As well as this, we need to understand your situation and reason for moving; this will help us to target the right kind of buyer who will meet your needs.
To prepare your property for marketing we believe in taking the finest of photos to show your home off in the best possible light. By preparing your property for sale, you are doing your part to help attract potential buyers.
We’re not looking for properties that are so clean and tidy they are void of character; think of the show home look that makes you feel like you can just relax and make yourself at home. Our teams are always on hand to offer you the best advice on preparing your home ready for sale.
If this most wonderful time of the year is causing you to start to think about moving home, contact your nearest branch today - we believe Santa may be able to grant you your moving wish before the dust has settled in January.