5 Rea­sons to list your prop­erty be­fore Christ­mas...

The Oban Times - - Property -

As the nights grow longer and the days colder, many home- own­ers think that they should de­lay get­ting their house on the mar­ket un­til the spring. Other own­ers with prop­er­ties not yet sold, with­draw their prop­erty from the mar­ket. But are they right? Are they per­haps miss­ing out on the op­por­tu­nity to get their prop­erty to shine ( and sell) at a time when there is less com­pe­ti­tion? Homes may ap­pear to sell bet­ter in the spring, how­ever in more re­cent times most town ar­eas are no longer af­fected as much by sea­sonal de­mand.

Be ready for the rush

By list­ing your prop­erty be­fore the Christ­mas pe­riod, you will be ready for the New Year rush if you don’t man­age the sell by Christ­mas. His­tor­i­cally, the prop­erty mar­ket ex­pe­ri­ences a rush of new in­struc­tions at the be­gin­ning of the New Year. By mar­ket­ing your prop­erty be­fore this time you will give your prop­erty bet­ter ex­po­sure. Ad­di­tion­ally, there will be no wait­ing for val­u­a­tions or good weather to take pho­tos, no wait­ing for sign­ing de­tails off, no wait­ing for Home Re­ports to be com­plete all of which can de­lay go­ing to mar­ket, miss­ing out on valu­able ad­ver­tis­ing time.

New Year Fever

Many peo­ple make big life de­ci­sions at the start of a new year - fi­nally de­cid­ing to buy a house, down- siz­ing, up- siz­ing, take a new job, de­cid­ing to buy that hol­i­day home they have al­ways wanted, mov­ing granny/ grandpa closer to other family mem­bers, change of area; all th­ese de­ci­sions are com­mon at the start of the year. What bet­ter time to have your prop­erty on the mar­ket and vis­i­ble to th­ese in­di­vid­u­als?

In­ter­net traf­fic hits its peak

In­ter­net traf­fic is up on the win­ter nights as peo­ple spend more time in­side their homes due to the dark, damp weather. With the ma­jor­ity of buy­ers be­gin­ning their search on­line this is a great time to have your prop­erty on the mar­ket. In­ter­net traf­fic hits its peak dur­ing the win­ter months. 1.6 Mil­lion peo­ple looked at Right­move be­tween Christ­mas Day and Box­ing Day last year. It seems that once the presents have been opened and the din­ner con­sumed peo­ple seem to go search­ing for that dream home, us­ing their new toys ( ipads, lap­tops, mo­bile de­vices etc).

Strengthen your buy­ing po­si­tion

Sell your prop­erty now and you will be in an ex­cel­lent po­si­tion to ne­go­ti­ate the pur­chase of your next house in the spring.

We don’t close when it gets cold!

We are still work­ing through­out De­cem­ber up un­til 23rd De­cem­ber 2016 and mon­i­tor en­quiries through­out the Christ­mas and New Year hol­i­days. Our of­fices will be open af­ter the break on 4th Jan­uary 2017, so we can hit the ground run­ning and deal­ing with any en­quiries.

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