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Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - BUCKS PROPERTY -

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.

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