To sell or not to sell before Christmas?

Sally Stewart, Leaders Worthing Branch Manager

Throughout 2014 demand for property in Worthing, Rustington and Littlehampton has been strong and the result is a very buoyant sales and lettings market.

High rental demand has led to an increase in investor landlords buying properties to rent out, and thanks to improved lending options, sales have also increased to first-time buyers and families looking to climb the ladder.

So, with Christmas just around the corner, how is the property market likely to be affected?

Any holiday season will have an impact on the number of buyers actively looking for property as their focus is naturally drawn elsewhere.

As a result, sellers often choose to wait until the new year to put their property on the sales market.

However, acting earlier has some distinct benefits.

For a start you will have less competition, so those savvy buyers who want to secure their next home before the January rush will be more interested in your property if it is one of just a few.

In addition, if you are selling in order to buy your next home, then finding a buyer before Christmas can put you in a better position when you are searching yourself in January.

If you have a buyer secured you will be ready and able to make an offer as soon as you find your ideal property and will be in a strong position to proceed.

There’s no reason to wait for the January rush – get ahead of the crowd by putting your property on the market before the Christmas season hits.

If you are thinking of selling and want to know how we can help you succeed, contact your local branch on Littlehampton: 01903 890627; Rustington: 01903 786666; Worthing: 01903 210000; or visit www.leaders.co.uk.