If you are looking to sell your home early in 2015, time is of the essence when it comes to putting your house on the market.

To get a head start on anyone not ready to make the most of the advantage, make sure your property is marketed before the festive break to reach peaking audience numbers during the holidays.

Robert Cornwell Basingstoke canal in snowLast year popular property website Rightmove saw a 20% increase in people looking for a home between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day 2013 compared with 20121.

On our own www.mackenziesmith.co.uk website we also observed a notable uplift when comparing Christmas Eve to New Years Day 2012 / 2013 and 2013 / 2014 showing 26% more unique users and 24% more page views2. We anticipate being even busier this year!

On Rightmove on Christmas Day 2013 there were nearly 14 million page views and Value your Propertyover 10,000 people sent emails to estate agents1. On Boxing Day page views jumped to over 25 million and on New Year’s Day over 38 million page views1.

Even if you are not hoping to secure a buyer in 2014 we highly recommend you start the valuation process now with a view to bringing your property to the market before Christmas and the school holidays.

Whether selling or letting, contact your nearest branch or visit our website to arrange your free property valuation, market appraisal and to discuss how we can help you sell your home within your desired timescale. Make sure your property is ready for the Christmas holiday online searching peak.

Contact Mackenzie Smith Estate Agents Fleet 01252 812121 fleet@mackenziesmith.co.uk

Contact Mackenzie Smith Estate Agents Farnborough 01252 375999 farnborough@mackenziesmith.co.uk

Contact Mackenzie Smith Estate Agents Ash Vale 01252 353030 ashvale@mackenziesmith.co.uk

Contact Mackenzie Smith Estate Agents Hook 01256 764666 hook@mackenziesmith.co.uk

Contact Mackenzie Smith Estate Agents Hartley Wintney 01252 844015 hartleywintney@mackenziesmith.co.uk

1http://www.rightmove.co.uk/news/articles/rightmove-news/festive-house-hunting-sees-20-increase-in-people-looking-for-a-home

2Mackenzie Smith Analytics Data 24.12.12 – 1.1.13 compared to 24.12.13 – 1.1.14