Why Christmas is the best time to buy and sell a home

People often believe that December is a quiet time of year to start marketing their homes for sale and in fact, it’s quite the opposite. Placing your house up for sale ahead of the festivities can pay dividends for various reasons.

Figures from RightMove recently revealed an increase of the pages viewed on their website of more than 230% between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Our estate agent Jacquie Sandison explains why: “December really is a good time to place your home on the market and the property portals show that more people look at homes for sale during the Christmas and New Year holidays.

“As families get together to celebrate, looking online for a new home could be a welcome distraction for them and pay dividends for you. What a great way to start 2020.”

Here is our top reasons on why Christmas is the perfect time to sell your property.

Families have more free time together to search online for their dream home

Research shows that property portal views increase over the festive season. This is because families are spending more time together during the holidays and have more time to look at their plans for the future.

Early offers can result in a new house move early in the New Year

When the photographer arrives to take the pictures, please do not have your Christmas tree and decorations up. Although it will look nice and festive, your home maybe on the market in January and it won’t be so attractive to buyer with a Christmas tree up. Make sure your photographs reflect how the home looks the rest of the year as well as at Christmas.

Christmas is also a good time for people to buy investment properties

Photo of Buildings and houses of Edinburgh, Scotland

November and December tend to be slower months for property investment companies, as many would-be investors are distracted by the holiday season, so postpone their property purchases until the New Year.

Many others delay selling their own homes at this time of year

As a result of the belief from others that Christmas isn’t a good time to sell their homes, it then makes it the perfect time for you to put yours on the market. This makes your property stand out more.

With Watermans Legal you have the option to market your property for no upfront costs.

To arrange a free valuation of your property, please call today to arrange a convenient time.