As we move closer to Christmas, there is a lot to be excited about. If you are a big fan of the festive period, you may be looking forward to having fun with friends and family members. If you are not too fussed about Christmas or even Boxing Day, you may still enjoy the chance to relax and unwind for a few days. However, not everyone is relaxing because it seems as though the period after Christmas into the New Year is one of the busiest time in the property market.
This phenomenon has been referred to as the Boxing Day Bounce. This first came to light back in 2015 when Rightmove announced that they had one million visitors on their site on Christmas Day. There was an increase in visitors on Boxing Day and by the first full working day of 2016, there were nearly three million people visiting the Rightmove site and looking for property. This suggests that this is a very busy time and if you want to sell your home at the start of the New Year, you want to make sure that your home is listed on these online property portals.
When there are buyers, it is a good time to sell
The fact that a lot of people are looking for homes at this time of year is a big incentive to be ready to sell, but there is also another reason you should have your home listed. This is down to the fact that there will be some property owners who aren’t interested in selling their home during the festive period. Some people are busy at this time of year and other folk will want to focus on spending quality time with their loved ones.
This is their loss though and it adds up to a better set of circumstances for people looking to sell their property. After all, when you have an increased volume of potential buyers in the market and a smaller volume of people looking to sell their home, you will stand a greater chance of being found by people who are looking for what you have to offer.
Boxing Day Bounce can make 2018 a very happy year
This is a very strong reason why property owners looking to sell their home at the start of the year should be proactive before the year ends. If you have plans to move home in 2018 you can give yourself a flying start by being listed on the major online property portals and by working closely with a skilled and experienced estate agent.
At Williams of Petersfield, we know how important it is to sell your home in an efficient and effective manner. This is why we are committed to providing you with the guidance and assistance you need. If you are keen to learn more about The Boxing Day Bounce or you just want to be in a good position to sell your home, come and speak to us. We are always on hand to help you make an informed decision when it comes to selling your home.