Buying & Selling Homes Over The Christmas Period

The Christmas period may seem like a strange time to be buying or selling property, surely the last thing you would want to do is go outside and do stuff! Flip this completely on the head and you’ve actually got lots of people who are at home with plenty of free time and where they may not have had the chance to actually materialise a house move during the bustle of their day to day lives, the festive period provides them with the chance to do just that.

If you’re buying or selling a home during the festive period, please refer to our handy tips and tricks below.


Think About Viewings

The festive period is one of the most visually stunning times of the year, the snow, the lights and trees provide a completely unique ambience. However, it’s also cold, dark and wet and an evening viewing for a property may not actually show anyone very much of the exterior or grounds. Whether you’re buying or selling a property, ensuring that any viewings take place earlier in the day in order to avoid the worst of the weather is a must.

Accompanying the cold weather comes snow, while snow is a quintessential part of Christmas it can also add additional hassle to any viewings or property sales. Even a thin layer of snow can lead to difficulty travelling to the property as well as blockages to external leading doors, both have the potential to complicate the viewing and have to be taken into account ahead of time.


Make Use of the Market Surge

Boxing day is the busiest day of the year for many estate agents due to the number of people looking to buy or sell a property. This means that there are more opportunities than at any other point in the year to find the perfect home for you if you’re looking to buy. On the other hand, for homeowners looking to sell their properties, there are more potential buyers looking to buy than at any other point. By taking advantage of this market surge, you are more likely to achieve your property goal.


Find the Motivation

Managing to find the motivation to do something during the festive period is something of a struggle for most (and who can blame us!). Unfortunately, this can lead to speculative property purchases from people who are looking to buy due to their eagerness to secure a home quickly. The same strategies apply for buying a property during the festive period as would apply while out of it with a comprehensive research of the market or assistance from one of our specialist estate agents being vital.

Selling, on the other hand, requires that you maintain your property as well as possible even during periods of hectic festive weather. The difference between a buyer choosing your property and another can sometimes lie in something as simple as how clear the drive is.


Contact Hadleigh Estate Agents for Properties to Buy & Sell

If you’re looking for a property to buy or sell in Birmingham, then please get in touch with our property experts. We are a market leader in the Harborne and Edgbaston areas.

Our friendly, experienced, and qualified team of estate and letting agents like to take the time to understand your needs to find out exactly what you’re looking for in a purchase or sale.

Get in touch with us on 0121 427 1213 or you can send us an email here.