Monday 5th October 2015
It’s not too late to sell before Christmas
Let’s face it selling, buying and being in a new home before Christmas is quite an unrealistic suggestion with only 3 months to go. However that doesn’t mean that you should abandon the idea of selling completely. Autumn can be a great time to promote your property and you can look forward to moving into your new home in the New Year.
According to Rightmove it takes an average of 65 days in the South West to secure a buyer, so there is still plenty of time to get organised and sell before Christmas.
This is a great time of year to get your property seen! Other sellers will have decided to wait until spring, but seasonal demand is no longer such a significant factor to consider. However, with fewer properties on the market, there is less competition and a greater chance that your property will be sold.
You might think that there are not many buyers actively property hunting right now. In fact buyers searching for a home during the autumn and winter months are more likely to be serious committed buyers and therefore most likely to purchase.
Some people think that houses are easier to sell in the spring and summer, but there is no reason your home cannot be just as attractive on a sunny autumnal day. Read our post on giving your property kerb appeal for our top tips. Making the best of your homes exterior appearance applies all year round, but don’t be disheartened even if the weather is atrocious. If a buyer likes your house in the rain then they know it will be even better in the sunshine (hopefully speeding up their decision making!).
With the night’s drawing in and that chill in the air don’t forget to keep the house warm and inviting, even if that means putting the heating on especially for viewings.
And don’t worry about having viewings whilst the Christmas decorations are up; a bit of festive cheer might be all that is needed to make a buyer love your home. Bring out the fairy lights and mince pies!
Why wait, when you can get the bauble rolling now…