New year – time to move?

Why January is a good time to put your house on the market

Feeling the need for a fresh start? Well you’re not alone. January is one of the most popular months for house viewings with many properties selling quicker in the winter months than the supposedly popular spring time. While spring and summer were always considered the busiest times to market your home, it’s not always the best time to sell. Here’s a few reasons why January is a good time to put your house on the market:

  1. There are less properties to compete with after Christmas as many people are waiting until Spring. This really helps your property to get a second look and a viewing.
  2. It’s mainly serious buyers on the hunt at this time of year and not just people browsing!
  3. Moving is a real consideration in January as people are looking for a fresh start. Rightmove reported Boxing Day as their busiest day of the year with over 1.3 million visits.