Those of you looking to sell your home towards the end of the year are faced with a big obstacle- Christmas. While you’ll naturally want to make a sale as quickly as possible, plenty of people are put off by the idea of having the stress of a move piled on top of the hassles of Christmastime. It’s a time of year when you just want to put your feet up, and relax with your family- and we’re sure you’d rather only put your decorations up just the once! Coupled with the idea that properties don’t sell as well in the winter (which, as we’ve covered in a previous article, just isn’t true), many would-be sellers decide to put things off until the springtime.

If you do that, then you’ll only end up harming your chances of a speedy sale in the long run. As the winter nights draw in, more and more people end up staying at home during the evenings. Naturally, their minds start to wander, and plenty of people out there start to think about moving home during the winter. This reaches a peak in the space between Christmas and New Year. Boxing Day is actually the busiest day of the year in terms of traffic to property portals. With all the presents opened and the turkey devoured the day before, potential buyers with nothing else to do will inevitably end up scrolling through Zoopla and Rightmove to see what’s on offer.

That’s clearly the perfect opportunity for you to catch their eye with your listing, and attract a healthy amount of interest in your property. That’s not to say that you have to put up with any viewings during the holiday period- we’ll be happy to arrange these for you in the New Year, so that you have time to recover from the festivities and get your house back to normal again. There’s no pressure on you, and you can enjoy your time off knowing that when 2018 rolls around, you’ll be all set to make a smooth, speedy sale.

To take advantage of that Boxing Day traffic, you’ll want to plan ahead. The key to a successful property listing is a set of high-quality, professional photos, to really show off what your property has to offer. You’ll be selling your home short if you wait until the tree goes up to take these, so we’ll be happy to come round before then and give your home the five-star photoshoot it deserves. We’ll then wait until you’re ready for the listing to go live, and since we’re open throughout the festive period, we’ll be able to take enquiries and arrange bookings for a date that suits you. With the Lovelles marketing machine behind you, you can really make the most of all those browsing Boxing Day buyers!

So, if you’re thinking of selling your home in the near future, don’t put it off until the new year. The earlier you start, the better chance you will have of making a quick sale- and with Lovelles, everything moves at your pace, so that you’re completely comfortable with the entire selling process. Team up with us, and we’ll take all the stress out of marketing your property- letting you put your feet up for a well-earned break!