The number of festive home-hunters is up by 23%* this year, with buyer demand soaring in comparison to last year.
Property portals received record-breaking traffic this January, with many making it their New Year’s resolution to find a new home. With website traffic at an all-time high, now is a great time to think about selling a property.
Property Director, Tim Bannister, said: "Boxing Day traditionally signals the start of the activity ramping up as people turn their attention from turkey and trimmings to their plans for 2022, and activity is set to increase further as January unfolds and people start to settle down into a routine after the December break."
"Despite the frenzied market activity we saw throughout 2021, we’ve recorded even higher levels of buyer demand in the period between Boxing Day and New Year this year, driven by a sustained desire to get on and move.
"With buyer demand high, we’d recommend getting in touch with a local estate agent to book a viewing as soon as you see a property that could end up being the one for you."
If you are looking to take advantage of this increased activity, here are a few tips to help you get started:
1. Contact one of our expert estate agents for advice on navigating the local property market.
2. Concentrate on decluttering your home after the holidays. In January, buyers will be looking for a new beginning, so the less clutter in your home, the more appealing your property will be.
3. Think about which type of mortgage agreement is best for you. With mortgage approvals expected to rise this year, now is an ideal time to consider your options. Use our mortgage calculator to find the best mortgage deal for you: https://embrace.digi.mortgage/mortgage-calculator/start
Are you looking for a fresh start in the new year? Book a free valuation of your home today.
*Property Reporter: According to a report by Rightmove