The Boxing Day Bounce: Prepare Your Home For Interest
Selling your home can be difficult, even though there are many people looking to buy property. This is why you need to look for every advantage that will help you to sell your home quickly, efficiently and effectively. If you aim to sell your home in 2018, you may want to start now or very soon so you can take advantage of The Boxing Day Bounce.
You would be forgiven for thinking that the festive period and the start of a New Year is a quiet time in the UK property market. This was certainly the case traditionally and many estate agents around the country would shut up shop over the holidays. Spring was the traditionally busy time of year in the UK property market and focus would be on gearing up towards this time of year.
Online property portals have changed the property game
This is no longer the case. Online property portals have transformed the property market and it seems that there is a significant level of interest from buyers at this time of year. This came to prominence in December of 2015 when Rightmove announced that they had one million guests on their website on Christmas Day of this year. There were even more people on the site on Boxing Day 2015 proving the previous day wasn’t a fluke or a one-off occurrence.
There would be even more people on site on the first full working day of 2016. There were close to three million people looking at property on the Rightmove site on this day, which means that this is a very busy time of year for potential home buyers. If you are looking to sell your home, this should be all the incentive you need to make sure your home is on the market and ready for potential buyers to fall in love with.
Get your home on the market
This should be all the incentive you need to place your property on to the market but there is an added bonus. A lot of property owners would prefer not to place their property on to the market at this time of year. There are many reasons for this but some homeowners don’t want the hassle or inconvenience of selling their home over the festive period.
This is great news for you as it reduces the level of competition. You can enjoy a period of more buyers in the market and fewer homes being in competition to you, and this is why The Boxing Day Bounce has to be of benefit. These are the ideal circumstances for any homeowner looking to sell and in order to be in the right place at the right time, you will want to take action as quickly as you can.
If you are looking to hear more about The Boxing Day Bounce or you want to make sure that your home is properly represented to appeal to interested buyers, come and speak to Liberty Gate. We are more than happy to provide you with the support you need to ensure your home is seen in the right place by all the right people.