Most of us will be planning to get our homes ready and listed in January – but here are just some reasons you might want to hurry and list your property before Christmas…
Get Your Property Photos and Videos Taken Without Decorations
You can make a head start on getting your listing spot on by taking photos and videos without festive decorations – you won’t be able to use these past the Christmas season, and they can make the house look smaller and cluttered. Whether you are doing this yourself, or with your estate agent, start preparing photos, walkthroughs and write ups before the madness of the festive season – so your listing is ready and online, and you can relax with a glass of mulled wine.
Get Your Paperwork in Order
Property valuation, write up the listing, get approvals for extensions – sorting all the paperwork earlier means you have more time to relax and spend quality time with family (or check out new homes landing on the market!). Listing your property in all its glory doesn’t mean you have to take viewings right away – you could arrange for all viewings in January and have potential buyers lined up waiting to view your home once it’s ready.
Ready, Set, Boxing Day!
Boxing Day is a popular day for people to browse online – you know the situation: belly full of cheese and leftovers, glass of your favourite tipple in one hand and phone in the other, looking at sales and… new homes! You want to ensure your property is listed on the day when people are likely to browse property websites and apps – so all the prep you have done before Christmas pays off as you sit back and watch the views on your home rack up.
You’re Ready To Move
Getting ahead of others and listing before the end of the year means you are able to secure an offer and sell your home quicker, putting you in a great position ready to move. Buyers with a sold property are in favour for sellers and could make the difference between your offer getting accepted, or the sellers choosing someone else.