January is a great opportunity to achieve a timely sale with an influx of newly energised buyers.
We spend a lot of time at home at Christmas, so it’s only natural to start thinking about the future. Some take the opportunity in January to embark upon that long-desired new kitchen, while lots decide it’s time to look for a new home. In fact, tens of thousands of Londoners flood the property market in January.
If you’re looking to make a move, it’s a great opportunity to achieve a timely sale with an influx of newly energised buyers.
Perhaps surprisingly, Boxing Day the busiest day for people looking at homes on portals like Rightmove and Zoopla. Fed up with Uncle John banging on about the election result, people start dreaming of what the new year could bring, and buying a new home is high up on the agenda.
This trend continues throughout January, with buyer enquiries more than doubling from the month of December to January. For those looking to sell, getting on the market as early as possible in January is vital to capture this spike in interest. But according to last years data, many sellers miss the boat, with more homeowners going on the market in early February than January.
If you’re ready to sell, choose your estate agent wisely and make sure they are fired up to get you on the market as soon as possible. Nested can get you on the market in as little as five days, click here to book your free valuation.
“This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning”, as one Winston Churchill once said. With the deadlock in parliament sizeably broken and the Brexit bill now ready to be passed into law, the longstanding uncertainty around Brexit could potentially be over.
As it now seems we will finally be leaving on the 31st of January (don’t hold us to that), there are signs that the property market may start to return to pre-Brexit levels. While the last three years have seen some uneasy about putting their house on the market, experts believe now is the best opportunity to make your move since early 2016.
Nested is a London-wide estate agent that believes traditional agents don’t do enough to earn your money. We don’t just sell your home for a great price, we also advise and negotiate your purchase so you don't overpay and then manage your chain. All for the price of a high street agent. If you're looking to make your move in 2020, get in touch.