Typically, online property searches between Boxing Day and the first working day of the New Year doubles...average traffic in January 2020 was 57% higher than in December 2019 on rightmove.
Past experience backed by rightmove data shows that Boxing Day is the most popular time of year for property buyers to begin the hunt for their next home.
Quite what sparks the urge to abandon presents and look for a new property is never certain. Maybe it’s the desire to host a large Christmas but there is just not enough available space to seat everyone AND the dogs, or perhaps it is simply the unwrapping of a new iPad that prompts all the activity.
Whatever it is, rightmove data shows that once those keyboard fingers have warmed up there’s no stopping home hunters. And this year, with pent-up demand caused by the Stamp Duty holiday, it’s unlikely interest will dampen down.
Act now to avoid delays
This means that anyone planning to sell their home needs to be prepared; office parties and friends’ gatherings are off the calendar this year. A good substitute activity might be to invite your friendly estate agent around to give some socially-distanced advice and get you ready for the Christmas break and a boxing day launch.
After all, if you want to sell, and buyers want to buy, then why miss out on a gift of an opportunity? Here at Randalls Residential we’re ready to help, not constrained by usual estate agent office hours we are working around the clock and can have you ready for a Boxing Day property launch. We can give you a free, no obligation valuation in plenty of time to get things organised. Last Boxing Day we launched half a dozen properties to good effect, and we can’t see this year being any different.
In fact, with people more determined than ever to beat the January Blues, and a huge number of people looking for lifestyle changes post-Covid; it could just be your home that’s the perfect choice.
For more information, contact Randalls Residential on 01256 345635.