Get set for the Christmas Rightmove Rush!

December 07, 2023

If you’re a homeowner thinking of selling, you’ll need to act fast to benefit from the surge in Rightmove’s online traffic over Christmas.

Year after year, leading property portal Rightmove reports high volumes of home searches over the festive period.

Online activity peaks on Boxing Day, with Rightmove recording their busiest ever just last year. On Boxing Day 2021, visits to Rightmove were already 54% higher than in 2020. Also, homes coming onto the market on Boxing Day of 2022 rose by 21% compared to 2021. Prospective buyers’ online activity was up by 23% in 2022, too.

Many homeowners are now recognising the peak in online home hunting over the festive holidays, so are much more inclined to place their property on the market. The result is likely to be an increased number of homes for sale, with enhanced choice stimulating the interest and excitement of buyers.

Scrolling through Rightmove is always a popular activity, more so in the festive period and this trend is set to continue in Christmas 2023.

If you’re a homeowner looking to make the most of this season’s opportunities, please contact your nearest branch for an up-to-date valuation. If you’re searching for your next home, please take a look at our portfolio of properties, available on our website, here.

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