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Planning to move home in 2022? List right now ready for the end of the festive season


Planning to move home in 2022? List right now ready for the end of the festive season

If you’re looking to sell your home in 2022, get your property listed right now. Placing your home on the market before Boxing Day will give you the best chance of finding a buyer quickly, helping you through one of the busiest times of the year for property searches.


If you’re thinking about selling your home and would like some professional advice, get in touch with Weystone Financial today.


When is the best time to sell a house? 


Surprisingly, the short holiday period from Boxing Day up to the New Year is the most popular time for property searches. So much so that Rightmove have reported an increase in traffic of around 25% during this festive period. 


There are an array of different motivations for this, from realising you need more space after having friends and family over, to wanting a fresh start and the desire to do something different.


No matter the reason why you are thinking of moving, If you would like more information on this subject, get in touch with Weystone Financial today.


Why should I start preparing my home before Christmas? 


  1. If you start preparing your property before the holidays, it means that you have the ability to show off your home as a blank canvas. Having Christmas decorations may look lovely to you, but it could put off potential buyers who are trying to envision themselves living there. 
  2. By getting ready earlier, you are putting yourself in a better position to find a buyer for your home and be able to move quickly when you find the house of your dreams
  3. During this time of year and the recent booming property market, there are lots of buyers looking for a new home. At the same time, there are currently a limited number of properties for sale and most sellers will favour offers from someone who currently has their house on the market (and if they have an offer in place – even better!). This is why it’s so important to prepare your home, ready for the big move.


How should I prepare to get my property ready for Boxing Day? 


Firstly, get a property valuation from a professional, in order to see how much your property is worth. They will also provide marketing tips and advice on how to organise and decorate your property ready for photographs to be taken.


Our quick photography tips:


  • Clean up and get rid of clutter
  • Use neutral colours in decoration
  • Arrange furniture to make the room feel spacious


Once you know how much your property is worth, we’d recommend taking photos of your home prior to putting up your festive decorations. Following this, we would put your property listing live on Boxing Day in order to capitalise on the influx of seasonal buyers.


Should I give viewings over the Christmas period? 


Some sellers will have their property available to view during the Christmas period, so if you want to be ahead of the game, you could do the same. 


The most important thing is that your home is made available online or at estate agents so that people are aware your property is up for sale and can book for a time that is convenient and appropriate. 


If you do decide to take viewings once the big day is over, make sure that you clear away any festive decorations and that the home is clean!


How can Weystone Financial help? 

Weystone Financial offers award-winning mortgage legal advice and property financing options to individuals and companies across the United Kingdom. Get in touch with our mortgage advisers today to find out how we can help you when it comes to purchasing your new home in the new year!

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