11th December 2021


1.       Get ready to sell!

Are you thinking of selling your home in the New Year, but planning to wait until January?

Sellers often wait until well after Christmas to get their home on the market, but there’s still time to get a head-start on 2022 by preparing to sell now.

The property portal Rightmove has already seen a 19% jump this month in the number of home-owners starting the selling process by requesting a market appraisal on their property. Contact SELDONS ESTATE AGENTS now on 01237 477997,  for your FREE valuation. With many homeowners getting ready to move, we can expect to see more properties for buyers to choose from in the New Year.

2. Be ready for the ‘Boxing Day boom’ in buyer demand

Boxing Day marks the start of the 2022 home-buying season. In fact, last Boxing Day, Rightmove reports that visits were a staggering 54% higher than the previous year!

There were also more than 51 million visits to Rightmove between Boxing Day and the first working day of the new year, so it’s a hugely valuable time if you want to make sure your home is going to be seen by lots of potential buyers.

Every year the property portals report that they see a surge in the number of people searching for property from Boxing Day onwards, perhaps with a resolve to enjoy their next Christmas in new surroundings. Some of those additional buyers will also be new sellers who have held back until this period, judging it to be a good time to sell and to move in 2022.”

3. Do the prep now, sell when you’re ready

Getting your home ready to sell doesn’t need to mean viewings will start next week. It’s kind of like getting your Christmas shopping done early — a big tick off the list. You can arrange your property valuation, instruct SELDONS ESTATE AGENTS to sell your home and finalise the details of your property listing, so whenever you’re ready, you can ask us to put your home on the market.

4. Become a ‘power-buyer’ so you’re in a strong position when you do find ‘the one’

If you decide to put your home on the market before Christmas – and you’re able to secure a buyer early in the New Year – you’ll be putting yourself in a great position when you find your next home.

In the current market, it’s a real advantage to be a “power buyer”, and have already sold your current home, subject to contract, when looking for somewhere to buy. This could put you ahead of the pack, if there are other offers already on the table.

Please wear a face covering, if possible, when visiting the office or attending viewings