10 September 2018

BH23 Homeowners: Act Now To Sell Before Christmas

Posted by: IanWatson

With the August Bank Holiday behind us, it is inevitable that autumn is coming. At this time of year, perhaps due to the nights getting darker earlier and the temperature dropping, people start to wish their life away. Things start to move faster in time and even though it is the beginning of September it won’t be long until people start planning for Halloween and then Christmas planning comes just around the corner.

Hopefully there won’t be too many people planning for the festive period in BH23 just yet but if you are looking to sell your home by Christmas, you may want to act sooner than later. There is a lot of work to be done when selling property and given the average length of time it takes to sell property, there isn’t much leeway if you are looking to be sold up and settled in a new place before Santa Claus makes his visits.

Be wary of the average time it takes to sell a home

The average length of time for a property move, for the period between an offer being accepted and the moving date, is 13 weeks. At the end of August, there is 17 weeks to Christmas. This means that there isn’t a lot of time to bring everything together and as we all know, there can be delays in selling property. At Mitchells Estate Agents, we are pleased to say we have helped many homeowners sell in a timely manner but with so many variable factors involved with the sales process, sometimes the sales process can take longer than hoped for or expected.

If you are looking to speed up the sales process or you want to minimise the likelihood of problems with the process, there are some steps you can take:

  • Speak to a dependable local estate agent and get help in presenting, promoting and selling your home
  • Make sure you know your finances and draw up budgets for the sales process
  • Clean your home as best you can
  • Start to declutter your property
  • Communicate with the estate agent, solicitors and the buying party as quickly and as effectively as you can
  • Take some time to improve your garden

Improve your chances of selling your home by Christmas

If you follow these steps, you will give yourself an improved chance of selling your home in time for Christmas. It is good to have a deadline or moving date in mind when selling your home, because it can act as motivation. However, if the deadline is too tight or unforeseen problems arise, it is natural that some vendors will start to feel under pressure.

However, when you call on the services of a skilled and experienced agent, you improve your chances of the sale going as planned. At Mitchells Estate Agents, we have an enviable track record in concluding sales and helping vendors achieve their aims. If you have your heart set on moving by Christmas, come and speak to us and we will do everything we can to ensure you are ready to go in ample time.

At Mitchells Estate Agents, we are local estate agents, focusing on Highcliffe, Mudeford, New Milton and surrounding areas. If you are looking to make a move in the property market, contact us and we will ensure you receive the best standard of support and guidance.
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