Even though spring is deemed the most popular time of year to sell your home in the United Kingdom, there is enough evidence to suggest Bournemouth vendors benefit from being active long before then. At Foxes Sales & Lettings, we are ready all year round to help you sell your home, and there is no time like the present to place your property on the market.
While spring is a busy time for property deals, the emergence of online property portals has transformed the way people buy and sell homes. It has never been easier for prospective buyers to search for homes from the comfort of their home, their office or even on the commute. If a person has access to the internet, they can look for homes.
A New Year encourages people to make changes in life
You can see the logic in why many people would start their property search in January. The first few days and weeks of the year sees people trying to turn over a new leaf. Whether your focus is on leading a healthier lifestyle, improving your career prospects or searching for a new home, people are motivated to act.
However, findings from Zoopla and Rightmove suggest potential buyers are searching for properties as soon as Christmas Day is over. It has never been easier to slump in front of the TV and watch boxsets or live sport while being glued to your phone or tablet device. It appears that people aren’t just using social media; they are active on property portals. Rightmove has previously stated they received a 228% increase in page views for the period between Christmas Day and New Years’ Day. Zoopla has also advised agents to expect a spike in website visits and enquiries at the end of the year.
Andy Marshall is the Chief Commercial Officer at Zoopla, and he said; “Much like the perfect Christmas lunch, having a successful January for agents is all about preparation and getting as much as possible done in advance. Whether it’s the basics like having your stock and photography up to date and having enough staff to deal with enquiries, or something a little more complex like taking advantage of different online marketing tools, there are several quick and easy steps you can take. Either way, the opportunity is great, and the rewards are there for the taking.”
Place your house in front of motivated buyers
If you are selling your home, it makes sense to position your property in front of motivated buyers. There will be vendors who wait until New Year, or spring, to sell their home. This is perfectly acceptable, and it appeals to you, we will be here to assist you when you need us. However, if you want to enter the market when fewer vendors are active, enhancing your chances of connecting with buyers, we are here to assist you.
Any Bournemouth vendor looking to sell their home soon should call on the services of a skilled and experienced local agent. At Foxes Sales & Lettings, we can arrange a property valuation for you, and we would be delighted to help you sell your home, so contact us today.