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Have you heard about the Boxing Day home viewing boom?

8 months ago
Have you heard about the Boxing Day home viewing boom?

On Boxing Day, 2022, the number of sellers who put their property up for sale increased by 46% on Rightmove, and the number of views of homes for sale jumped by 20% between the week of Christmas and Boxing Day.

A nice time to look 

Many of us spend more time with our homes at Christmas. It’s perfect for catching up with loved ones, eating, relaxing, and, let’s face it, buying. Even if you are not in the market right now, it’s always nice to have a look. Thousands of homes present themselves, and you can feast on idyllic settings, awe-inspiring designs, perfect fireplaces, and outdoor spaces that take your breath away.

Selling up? 

With so many people putting their homes on the market and so many people viewing, the first week of January is rather busy for agents. Many report that the week of Christmas is the busiest time of the year. Making a fresh start as a new year appears is a very appealing idea. It’s also quite practical, as a vibrant market creates more opportunities to find your home or investment property. It’s exciting, saving you a bit of time, and with a big focus on pricing, you could gain by getting a good price for your current home while paying the right price for your new property. 

Top tips for the big sale:

Kerb appeal: If your home looks good at first glance, it will have a vastly better chance of finding its new owners. A splash of paint or a little weeding can freshen up your home drastically.

Your garden 

A good garden is a massive part of buying a home for more and more buyers. Make it look good to attract your buyer and get the true value of your home. Pay attention to the price 
Pricing your home correctly is invaluable in today’s market. And with so many variables to consider, such as your home’s unique selling points, market knowledge, and activity, the skills of a good agent are vital.

Get your valuation from a good agent 

There are so many ways to get in touch with your agent. You can begin your move by getting an instant valuation and arranging face-to-face valuations, which will find any hidden value in your home. Press the right buttons
As you peruse beautiful properties, it’s vital that you press the right buttons! Agent’s sites will give you options to begin your moving process immediately. Often, by booking a  viewing, just follow the links. Make the most of your agent
Prepare your rooms well. Your agent will be an expert in dressing your home. Utilising the latest technology to take high-quality pictures and possibly three-dimensional tours of your home at its best. Your agent will happily guide you in all aspects.

Remember, your agent is connected

Agents will be busy in early January, and their databases will be bustling with buyers and sellers who are eagerly waiting to move. You will be able to move quickly and link with more mortgage options.  

Let us guide you through a stressless, serene, and seamless property purchase. Get in touch

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