I love this time of year, as the trees change colour and the winds spread the copper and bronze leaves to the floor, autumn has definitely landed! Many people are cosying up ready for winter to set in. Where will you see the winter through? Strange as it sounds, we see good sales being agreed through the winter months. Most buyers who are looking for property at this time of year are motivated and serious, and whilst some of our properties look “wintered”, they are comparable to the next available offering, so making the most of those good buyers is surely to be considered.
There is a window of around one month now where activity remains good, thereafter we see steadier levels of interest (save for the super-motivated buyers) until Christmas day. From Boxing Day onwards, we see interest rise and visits to Rightmove increase. When I mention this to vendors you can see people looking puzzled, here is what we believe is happening: –
With all this in mind, we see the Rightmove statistics rise, from the lower levels in December back up to good activity. The graphs show:-
The Rightmove information goes on to show that potential vendors look to sell:-
– 28th December highest number of valuation alerts in December;
– 5th January, third busiest day for valuation alerts for the year.
This all means that there will be properties coming to market in January… Our advice, get started as soon as possible and ready for a Christmas launch. This will give you a head start against the competition.
We love our work so much, that you will find members of our team up bright and early ready to launch those Boxing Day properties… get ahead, join us and be ready to make the most of this time of year.
*The figures are based on Christmas 2022/3 and were supplied by Rightmove