S we welcome in the first weeks of 2017 many of us still have our minds on resolutions and how we will start changing our lives for the better.
For some people those new commitments will lead to life-changing stuff – for others those resolutions might not have lasted beyond the second day of January.
A national newspaper recently published a survey of the top 50 New Year’s resolutions made by the British public.
Here are the top five things people wanted to change about themselves this year: 1 Exercise more 2 Eat more healthily 3 Cut down on alcohol 4 Stop smoking 5 Spend less time browsing the internet
At Gibbs Gillespie as much as we’d love to, we can’t help you with any of those, but we can definitely assist you with number 14 on the list – move to a new home.
It’s a misconception that January is not a good time to put your property on the market for several reasons.
First, the turn of the year, as shown by the aforementioned survey, is when people take stock of their lives and think of moving.
Second, many people wait until the spring before putting their property on the market and in doing so they join what’s traditionally a very congested market place.
Your property stands out from the crowd if marketed in January and February because there isn’t much of a crowd to compete with.
Last, but not least, potential buyers are surfing the internet daily looking for their next new home. In our experience spring and summer viewers can be made up of a lot of ‘window shoppers’ – people who aren’t sure of their moving plans but are just having a look at what’s out there.
HELPING YOU MOVE: The team at Gibbs Gillespie’s Gerrards Cross office, headed by Fiona Lewis-Wall (below), would be delighted to assist if you plan to move in 2017.
People who are looking for property in the winter months tend to fall firmly into the serious buyer category and we find more places are sold with fewer viewings during this period.
So good luck with your 2017 resolutions, and if moving tops your to-do list give us a call as we’d be delighted to help.
Thanks for reading and have a happy, healthy and prosperous 2017.
If you have any property related questions whatsoever, please call Gibbs Gillespie Gerrards Cross on 01753 888866 or pop into the office at 26 Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross, SL9 7DA.