Petersfield Homeowners Looking To Sell By Christmas? Act Now

Christmas is still a long way away and hopefully you aren’t having to spend too much time thinking about it. There will be some people with a lot of things to arrange who like to plan as early as possible but for most of us, the start of September is not a time to worry about the festive season. It is not even a time to be worried about Halloween. However, if you are a Petersfield homeowner who would like to sell your home by Christmas, it is best that you make plans as soon as possible.

The main reason you should start making plans is that the average length of time for a property sale, from the moment an offer is accepted to the moving date is 13 weeks. At the beginning of September, there is only 17 weeks to Christmas. This doesn’t give you much time to get everything sorted and even the best property moves are likely to experience a blip or two. At Williams of Petersfield, we are pleased to say that we are property market experts and we have helped many Petersfield residents sell their home. However, even we have experienced some challenging matters when selling property and we recommend having as much time as possible.

Households want to be ready for a fun Christmas

ChristmasIt is understandable that households will have a deadline for selling their home. Christmas is an event that draws people together and there is a great deal to be said for having the family together at that time of year. No one wants to celebrate Christmas in a home filled with moving boxes or in a house with no decorations up because you are keeping the property clear to welcome prospective buyers.

It is common that homeowners start with a date they want to have moved by and then work backwards to start the selling process. We have helped many clients work in this matter. Issues like school holidays, job issues and significant dates for people have all shaped the moving process but it would be fair to say that the festive period has influenced many decisions in the property market.

Has Christmas planning impacted on asking prices?

Some industry experts have cited the impending festive deadline as a reason why asking prices has dipped across the country. There is still a notable gap between sales prices and asking prices in the UK but in the past month, asking prices have been lowered. Even though there are many influencing factors to consider, it has been noted that a desire to have a property deal concluded in time for Christmas may have shaped the thoughts of some sellers and the asking price they have been happy to set.

At Williams of Petersfield, we are on hand to help you sell your home in an effective and efficient manner, no matter the time of year. If thoughts of Christmas impact on your plans, come and speak to us and we will do what we can to help you sell your home.

The Boxing Day Bounce: Prepare Your Home For Interest

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.

Boxing Day Bounce
House XXL

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.