There, we’ve said it! Some things we are told – especially at this time of year – are simply myths!
Christmas is a magical time for many – a time for family, friends and to help others less fortunate than ourselves. But contrary to popular belief (well, to what many estate agents might tell you!) Boxing day is certainly not the busiest time for would-be buyers scouring Rightmove for the home of their dreams.
It is, nonetheless, a time that many would-be sellers start thinking about a move – and serious buyers keep in touch. That’s why we are always open between Christmas and New Year.
The real magic in the property market starts to happen as we step into those last few days of the year – when many of our competitors are closed! (Strange, it’s always a busy time!).
As you can see from the graph, as each day goes by after Boxing Day, interest in moving home grows during January building to the first seasonal peak of the New Year. Reading and reacting to the market at the right time with the right message is just one reason we have been able to help hundreds of sellers and buyers over this last year – resulting in over £249 Million worth of sales* in 2023.
If you are thinking of selling in 2024, don’t miss out on the January House Buyer Boom. It’s not a myth, it’s very real and – even if you don’t plan to move until the Spring or Summer (when we think you will have more competition) we’d love to talk to you about how to take advantage of this seasonal spike in activity and get the best price for your home.
Call our Exeter office on 01392 427500 or – for Topsham and East Devon 01392 875000 or New Homes 01392 455926. If you haven’t over-indulged already, we’d be very happy to offer you a mince pie, mulled wine or simply a coffee and chat about just how we can help – whatever your property plans.
We look forward to speaking with you but in the meantime, we’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy, peaceful and prosperous New Year!
WILKINSON GRANT & CO.
“when it matters most”
*Agreed, exchanged or completed sales.