According to Rightmove, they experienced a 195 per cent increase in their web traffic over the Christmas period last year*. To support these findings, we also saw a 117 per cent Humberts.com enquiry surge at the end of 2015 when compared with the previous quarter.
Ian Westerling, Managing Director, commented “Christmas is a time for relaxing and getting together as a family – conversations about moving home or plans for the year ahead are often sparked over the festive period hence why we have such a surge of enquiries. Although December isn’t a traditional time to market a home we urge our potential vendors to consider it as an option if they’re looking for a speedy, successful sale.
Here are our top tips for marketing a home over the Christmas period:
- Make sure your professional photographs are taken before your Christmas decorations go up and bear in mind that less is more when it comes to adorning your home
- If your home is on the market over the Christmas period make sure you’re open to viewings and have the time to present your home beautifully
- Light a fire and create a festive atmosphere for your potential purchasers – remember that they will be picturing future Christmas’s in your home
- Although your garden might not be looking at its most colourful best, make sure that the lawns and borders are presented tidily
For more information about how your local Humberts branch can help market your property over the Christmas period get in touch with one of our offices - or make a general enquiry.