Are you thinking of selling your home in the new year, but planning to wait until January?
Sellers often wait until well after Christmas to get their home on the market, but there’s still time to get a head-start on 2022 by preparing to sell now.
Rightmove reports a 19% jump this month in the number of home-owners starting the selling process by requesting a property valuation via Rightmove, compared to the same period last year. With more homeowners getting ready to move, we can expect to see more properties for buyers to choose from in the new year.
Be ready for the ‘Boxing Day boom’ in buyer demand
Boxing Day marks the start of the 2022 home-buying season. Every year we see more and more people browsing properties on Rightmove during the post-Christmas Day festive period. In fact, last Boxing Day, visits were 54% higher than the previous year.
There were also more than 51 million visits to Rightmove between Boxing Day and the first working day of the new year, so it’s a hugely valuable time if you want to make sure your home is going to be seen by lots of potential buyers.