Thinking of selling in 2018 - don’t miss the property rush

December 18th 2017
By: Melanie
Thinking of selling in 2018 - don’t miss the property rush

If you are thinking about selling your home in the new year, then make sure it is wrapped up for the Festive Season so that you can benefit from having your property on-line for one of the busiest on-line property search periods. 

Andrew Gilchrist, Managing Director of Intercounty commented on this phenomenon: 

‘People who are thinking about selling their homes underestimate how busy the Christmas and New Year period is for on-line searches. At Intercounty we always see an increase in property searches from Christmas Eve through to the end of January, with Boxing Day being one of the most popular days.

He continued: ‘We think this is due to the fact that over the Festive Season families have time together to search on line and make decisions about which properties they would like to view. Which makes January one of the busiest months for property sales.’

In January 2017 the property portal Rightmove received 26%* more traffic in this month alone - a huge serge in people viewing properties, so even if you miss the festive rush you could still get your property on the market for the new year rush. 

If you are thinking about getting your property on-line then there’s still time. But you will need to move quickly - first of all contact a local agent such as Intercounty who will take care of everything from giving you an accurate valuation, to ensuring that the photos of your home make it looks enticing to getting on all of the main search engines such as Rightmove. 

To get your property wrapped up for the rush just pop into your local branch of Intercounty or call our team on 01279 655243.