Act Now for a Xmas Move.

Added on 11 September 2018

Many people moving at this time of year would naturally prefer to be in their new home in time for Christmas. Not only does a house really become a home at that time of year, but with most people taking one or two weeks off work, there’s plenty of time to either enjoy your new surroundings, or put in some hard DIY home improvement graft between mince pies.

The year end is also a good time for children to start a new school if they weren’t able to join their peers in August. Additionally, many job-movers like to change employment during this time to maximise any accumulated holiday time and to make a fresh start in the new year.

However, if you plan to join these fortunate home movers you should act quickly. According to recent statistics, the average time between agreeing a sale and completion is 12 weeks although in the east of Scotland a lot of homes are selling faster than this due to the number of buyers in the market.

It’s also worth pricing competitively at this time of year, as the effect of those competing against you is actually greater than any historic “sold price” you may have seen. Many sellers who came on the market in the spring, but who failed to attract a buyer, are now reducing the asking price of their property in the hope of attracting the autumn market. It is these properties that buyers will be comparing with your own, so price wisely.

Please feel free to contact us for a realistic, yet upbeat approach to selling, on 03330 430090. We have a good handle on the current market, and how to use it to your advantage.

 

Peter Ryder

Managing Director

Thorntons Property  

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