It’s great to have a New Year with a fresh start, but is it possible to rent or sell your home by January 2019?
At Leonard Leese, we want to help you get ahead of the competition so that you stand out to potential buyers or renters.
Prepare to fail if you fail to prepare!
Getting everything in place before Christmas, in time for the start of the New Year, is a sure way to be visible to a potential buyer or renter. Over the Christmas period most estate agents wind down for business so it’s good practice to list your property before this time.
On average, it takes at least 50 days to sell a property.
In all cases of selling a home, it is always best to be prepared as this will mean a smoother sale and less headaches for everyone involved!
Why winter is a good time to sell
Although summer into autumn is one of the most popular times to sell a home, winter is a serious contender for house sales. There are more serious buyers and generally less housing competition on the market.
This means your home has its chance to stand out from the crowd!
Of course, New Years resolutions gives many of us a kick start to do that thing we’ve been putting off in the year before. Home buyers who may have failed last year to find a new place are likely to start their search again in the New Year!
With extra time to relax, Christmas and Boxing day has great potential for increased interest in your property. House buyers and renters are likely to search sites like Rightmove and Zoopla for new homes from their sofa!
In fact, there was 5% more traffic on the Rightmove site last year than in 2016. Which means year on year there has been a progressive increase of customers using their property search tool.
As a partner with Rightmove, you can be assured that your listing will be visible to over 20,000 users!
Come to us for expert advice
Whether your are thinking of renting your home or selling we can help with a wide range of aspects of the process.
For landlords – Legal advice, lettings services and property management, see what we can do for you:
If you need any assistance to ensure that you are making the right decision, just call, email or pop in and chat to one of our friendly agents who are happy to answer any questions.
Start from your sofa!
Want to rent out your home but not ready to get started with the formal process?
Try our FREE valuation tool to get an estimated price for your property in an instant!
If you would like to sell or rent your home we have a team ready to answer your questions!