A new home for Christmas

If you’ve seen the festive movie Miracle on 34th Street, you’ll know that a Christmas wish of one of the leading characters, six-year-old Susan, is for a house.

Susan may not have needed any persuading but for many people the popular misconception persists that December is not a good time to put their property on the market.

In some cases, Christmas may actually be the best time as buyers at this time of year are more likely to be serious about a purchase – and there may well be limited competition if other properties have been taken off the market or have not gone on yet.

Additionally, some buyers may have some time off to look around properties with the family – with the potential for a new home adding to the excitement of Christmas.

Placing a property on the market can also allow you to create a wonderful ‘feelgood factor’ when it comes to viewings.

When welcoming prospective buyers for viewings at this time of year, make sure the house is warm and inviting – perhaps light the fire if you have one or some candles with festive scents – to create a lovely glow.

However, do not go overboard on the decorations. It can pay to be subtle with understated, classy decorations rather than over-the-top adornments which may put people off – and that applies for the outside of the house too.

As selling at any other time of the year, make sure the house is tidy, clutter free and presentable.

Our knowledgeable and friendly staff can offer advice on marketing at this time of year and how to make the market work to your advantage.

A house may be the biggest investment many people make; it may also be the biggest Christmas present too – as Susan hopes for in Miracle on 34th Street.

We won’t spoil the ending of this Yuletide classic if you haven’t seen it, but it’s well worth watching to see if her Christmas wish comes true.

Contact one of our team for no-obligation discussion about buying or selling this Christmas time. (picture: Pixabay)