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When You Should Put Your Home on The Market to Move by Christmas

Ready for Christmas? Of course not, it’s August after all. But what if we told you that you could be sitting by the fireplace watching Christmas movies in a brand-new living room this year if you put your home on the market now?

Setting a target move-in date

Setting and achieving a desired date for moving in has become more within reach than ever as the UK is currently seeing 1 in 10 homes being sold within 2 weeks of being listed. Demand has been historically high in 2022 and if you’re looking to get your home snatched up as soon as possible so you can move on to your next without the hassle, now is the best time to do so.

How to fast track your sale

Although you and your agent won’t need too much help in today’s buoyant market with the ongoing imbalance of supply and demand, there are a few ways to give your sale a boost:

  • Set the right asking price - Setting the wrong price, whether too high or too low will mean you could miss out on a pool of potential buyers due to filtering listings through price ranges. The best way to speed up your selling process is to set the right asking price for what your home offers so you can reach as many potential buyers as possible and have several suitable applicants to choose from.
  • Arrange a valuation on your property early – Get this done as soon as the possibility of a future move crosses your mind, and it will allow you time to make any upgrades or adjustments to your property. It will also save you time later when you’re ready to sell and will give you a good idea early about the scope of your budget for your new home.
  • Pick the best agent for you – A good estate agent will do the difficult work for you and take care of any nitty gritty complications which could slow you down. They will also accurately value your home and advertise it effectively and efficiently.

Speedy summer sales

Summer is always the busiest time of the year for the property market; graduate students migrate, first time buyers flee the nest, and the kids are off school and ready to move into a new home. The best time to sell is when there are plenty of active buyers on the market, and this year we’ve yet to see a curb in buyer appetite, especially during the warmer months.

I want to be home for Christmas, when should I sell?

The best time to put your house on the market is right now! Between August to December if demand continues to weigh down supply as it has year-round, then your property will have ample time to get snatched up by a buyer. Although the property market is unpredictable at times, the past couple of years have been good news for sellers and we’re yet to see signs of a slow-down. If you want to be in your new home by December, consider listing your property now and your Christmas might just come early this year.

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