SAW an advert the other day which was promoting a Christmas event in a restaurant. At first I was horrified. Fancy promoting a festive event in late August? We’ve just enjoyed a great sporting summer (even if the weather was typically inconsistent) and our Team GG still aren’t ready to conjure up thoughts of the colder, darker months just yet.
But this advert did get us all thinking. Without making a rod for our own backs, most sales take around three to four months to complete, all being well.
We get a lot of people coming in to us in late September and early October saying they want to be in their new place for Christmas.
In our experience, autumn and winter house hunters are usually the most motivated and serious people in the market.They have a deadline for when they want to be in their new homes which often makes the sale smoother to transact.
This motivation often gets the process motoring along. Solicitors are prompted, surveyors are pushed for action and the ‘festive fantasy’ can be made a reality due to ‘where there’s a will there’s a way’ power.
If you’re thinking of moving and want to be carving up the turkey in a new home it’s time to be like that restaurant I mentioned and act NOW.
We guarantee to give you a free, honest and expert valuation of your home and it’s always our pleasure to answer any property related questions you have.
Christmas may feel as though it’s a long, long way away at the moment but you’ll be pulling crackers, having leftover turkey sandwiches and watching repeats of before you know it.
Call us on 01753 888866 or pop in to our office at 26 Packhorse Road for an informal and friendly chat about your property requirements.
TIMETO ACT: Fiona Lewis Wall says that anyone who wants to move before Christmas needs to get in touch now.