December is here...and for many homeowners a time to take a break from selling their home until the New Year.  STOP!  

Many people think they will launch or re-launch the marketing of their home in the New Year - which means more competition among sellers - and also missing out on the BUSIEST TIME OF YEAR FOR ONLINE PROPERTY SEARCHES!

If you’re thinking of selling your property in 2018, you may just want to think about getting your property on the market before Christmas to take advantage of the millions of people who search for property as soon as the last Christmas cracker has been pulled.


Last year Rightmove had over a million visitors on Christmas Day – perhaps in part due to more people using mobile devices for their house-hunting (imagine the number of people multi-screening while watching the Queen’s speech).


It’s from Boxing Day onwards when things really start to get exciting, with millions of people coming to Rightmove to find their next home over the Christmas holiday period.


Once the New Year rolls around the traffic numbers make the case for making sure your property marketing is prepared before the start of 2018 -nearly 3 million people visited Rightmove on the first working day last January starting a trend which saw sellers who choose a Rightmove agent benefiting from record-breaking traffic levels with over 110m visits for the month of January.


If you’re thinking of selling your home


Remember that it takes time for your agent to prepare the marketing of your property, including getting photos taken, floorplans prepared and Energy Performance Certificates (EPC’s) commissioned. Start now and you’ll be ahead of the game, leaving you to focus on those New Year’s resolutions when January rolls around!


For further advice and information on how to achieve the best result for your home, why not give us a call on 0116 275 8888 or email