Is Christmas a good time to sell your home?

News at Waterfords | 01/12/2023

Is Christmas a good time to sell your home?


Did you know that the festive season can be a wonderful time to sell your house in the Fleet, Yateley, Chobham and Camberley area. Yes, of course, many people are thinking about presents, Santa, delicious food and drink, but it can also be a great time for you to consider selling your home.

Why? Well, we’ll explain in just a moment.

First though, if you need help deciding whether to sell or if you are looking to buy a property in Camberley, Chobham, Fleet or Yateley, whatever the season, then we can help you. We pride ourselves on outstanding customer service so are ready to help you with all your property needs.

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So, is Christmas really a good time to sell your property?

Christmas is a time when many professionals such as surveyors and conveyancers take some time off, meaning that the sales process can slow down slightly. But this is usually only for a couple of days, so if you have got all your legal paperwork lined up, efficiency should almost be maintained.

But paperwork aside, what about selling your property at Christmas? We talk about why it’s actually a good time of year to consider marketing your property with Waterfords Estate Agents.

Present Your Home in the perfect light

You may have more available time at Christmas to be able to stage your home ready for viewings. Presenting your property is one of the critical things to do to make prospective buyers picture themselves at home. Little touches showcasing your home as a fantastic, warm and joyful house can help sell the dream to a prospective buyer.

Add festive atmospherics

Turn on your outside lights, festive or otherwise. Similarly, some indoor atmospheric lighting works a treat to show how welcoming your home is. Don’t go over the top though! Choose subtle side lamps to cast a soft glow. You want to go for tasteful and neutral Christmas décor to show off your home to perspective buyers.

Sleigh the competition

Many people believe that Christmas is not the right time to put their house on the market….so they simply don’t consider speaking with an estate agent. But fewer homes on Rightmove at this time of year, means less competition for your property. So actually, it is a great time to be selling your home. Even if the process doesn’t gain momentum until the New year, you’ll still be ahead of the game.

Take advantage of this opportunity and make sure you’ve got everything in place should you accept an offer, and your buyers want to move quickly. It may be Christmas, but legal professionals will be available in the run-up to the holidays and between Christmas and New Year. Hold a conversation with conveyancers beforehand, and you’ll know exactly when they are working and how to get hold of them should you need to.

Family time leads online!

Another thing to think about is that Christmas is often about family. But spending more time than usual with extended family can take its toll! Escaping online is common. In fact, housebuilders have reported that Christmas Day and Boxing Day are two of the busiest days for web traffic to their websites. Rightmove also reports that the busiest day for house hunting all year is usually Boxing Day!

Families spending time together often prompts talk about the potential for moving to a new house. And, what about all those new phones and tablets received as Christmas presents… This offers even more opportunity for going online and searching for properties sale in Camberley, Fleet, Yateley and Chobham!

Getting your property on the market before Christmas can give it an extra online marketing boost over the holidays, potentially matching you with the perfect buyer at the best price.

There’s ‘snow’ time like the present

If you delay putting your house on the market, you will ultimately be postponing the sale of it. Based on our experience, we say take advantage and get it listed. Preparing the particulars takes time, as does the taking of photos and creating floor plans. This is particularly true if you choose an estate agent like Waterfords. We pride ourselves on outstanding service and getting your property marketing absolutely perfect. So, if you set the ball rolling now, you’ve already made the first move. Wait until after Christmas, and you may find more properties coming to market, and your property won’t stand out as much as it will over the festive period.

New year, new move

Christmas can be a great time to move home, but there is often a lot going on. It’s understandable to wait until January 2024 to sell your home if Christmas isn’t the right time for you. Remember though, your move doesn’t have to happen straight away. Be patient, get your processes and planning done as soon as possible, and then by the time the new year comes around, you could be looking at getting the keys to your new home.

It can be a dream, but to make it happen, you need to set things in motion and be organised.

  • Plan how you will tackle packing for moving home
  • Think about whether you can gift things or recycle items
  • Think about getting moving boxes ready
  • Talk to your conveyancing firm
  • Search for removal firms
  • Note down who you need to notify

In essence, the more organised and prepared you are for moving, the better!

We are here to help guide you through selling your home Camberley, Chobham, Fleet and Yateley at Christmas and in the new year. So, call our team at Waterfords Estate Agents and we will be more than happy to chat about your next steps.

Contact Waterfords Estate Agents:

Camberley: 01276 66566

Chobham: 01276 858589

Fleet: 01252 623333

Yateley: 01252 870222

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