Whilst we are rapidly approaching the festive break, we can also see the winter peak on the horizon, as Rightmove report their highest website traffic figures over the Christmas break and entering into the New Year.

On boxing day last year over 1,625,000 people visited Rightmove to look at the properties available, this then grew to 1,985,000 on New Year’s Day, peaking at 2,489,000 on the first working day of January. This is great news for those already on the market in the lead up to Christmas. For those who have been delaying a house sale until January, it may be worth considering a brief introduction this side of Christmas in order to maximise the web viewings. Alternatively, it’s definitely worth taking time to consider your moving plans over the Christmas break so that you can hit the ground running in the New Year.

Last year saw an uptake of 26% in Rightmove traffic during January, which proves it to be a prime selling time. Whilst there are peaks throughout the year, as long as your home is presented in the very best way and, of course, priced accurately, you are bound to attract the best buyers. As one of the most trusted agents nationwide, as listed on Trustpilot, you can be confident in our advice, opinions and passion for selling your home. 

With so many visiting Rightmove over the coming months, it’s important to ensure your property stands above the rest. Selling your home with Mackenzie Smith puts you in safe hands, as we can ensure the best position for your home on both Rightmove and Zoopla along with using our local knowledge and expertise to find the best buyer possible.

Contact your local branch to arrange a valuation either before Christmas, or when we return in the New Year. We look forward to hearing from you and wish you all a Merry Christmas.


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Fleet – fleet@mackenziesmith.co.uk – 01252 812121

Hook – hook@mackenziesmith.co.uk – 01256 764666

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Lettings – lettings@mackenziesmith.co.uk – 01252 514000