More viewings bring good cheer
HOUSE viewing figures for last month show a 48 per cent increase in comparison to the same time last year, indicating that market momentum will be sustained through December, says Strutt & Parker.
The festive period is usually a slow time of year for the market. Many people take down the “for sale” sign with a view to launching again in the new year and viewings dry up in the build up to Christmas. This year, though, buyers and sellers have bucked the usual winter trend and offers are up 34 per cent.
Toby Milbank, of the firm’s Harrogate office, says: “Vendors are being more creative, using Christmas décor and winter styles to promote certain aspects of their home.”