Should I sell now or wait until the Spring?
As the autumn slowly turns into the winter, and the shops start to fill with Christmas, many potential home seller ask me this question. Do I put my home up for sale now or wait for the better weather?
Its true. Countryside homes with far-reaching views and large gardens may sell better in the Spring, however for many others living in-built up areas the market is no longer seasonal. Internet traffic is up on the winter nights as people spend more nights inside their homes due to the dark, damp weather. Here are just a few reasons why you should consider selling now!
Over 800 buyers
We have over 800 active buyers currently looking for property in Lancaster and Morecambe. Sell with us and we may just find you a buyer quicker than you think. Just because it’s almost winter serious buyers don’t hibernate!
1.6 million internet hits
Internet traffic hits a peak in the winter months. Can you believe 1.6 million people looked on Rightmove last year between Christmas Day and Boxing Day alone! Rightmove reports that on average traffic is already 27% up on last year. Our own website also experienced higher levels of traffic too, although locally this peaked on Boxing Day. Seems once the presents are opened and the turkey is eaten, people like to escape to thoughts of a new home!
More First Time Buyers
There are more first time buyers wanting to leave home in the winter months. Reasons cited are they feel trapped at home more on Winter nights then they do in the Summer. Holidays abroad have been taken and new year resolutions have been made to leave home. They start hunting for their first pad. Interestingly we sell more homes with small yards in the Winter than we do the Summer!
It’s true. There are a less properties for sale in the winter months but this also means less competition for your home. Take advantage of this and make the most of your homes best features. Light the fire, put the heating on. Turn and lamps and create a welcoming cosy feel. Make your buyers feel like they are at home.
Can we help you move this winter? Call us to find out more about how property is selling locally. 9 house sales last week alone, show us that now really is a great to sell.
My name is Michelle. We love to help at JDG. Please call me or Darren our Morecambe Valuer on 01524 843322 / 409100 and we’ll arrange a free home consultation for you.