New year, new home: planning your move for 2023

December 07, 2022

If you’re thinking of making a fresh start with a new home in 2023, we’ve got some top tips from the experts to help you plan your move.

When to place your home on the market

The Christmas holidays are one of the most popular times of year for house-hunting, it’s a great time for getting your home noticed by potential buyers.

Leading property portal Rightmove reports the housing market is highly active at this time of year, and last Boxing Day was the busiest ever, with buyer demand up by 23% on the year before. So, for your best chance of a successful sale, we’d suggest starting the process ahead of the Christmas holidays, and maybe even photo ready before the decorations go up!

Getting market ready

With this season’s holidays, you may have some spare time on your hands, which could be ideal for arranging a valuation and getting your home photo-ready for the market.

We take pride in presenting your home at Mackenzie Smith, even boasting our own in-house professional photography.

Be prepared

If you’ve found your dream home already, you’ll have your best chance of an offer being accepted if you’re in a strong buying position. Being financially prepared means you’ll likely be an appealing option for vendors when they are choosing the buyer for their home.

If you’re a homeowner and you haven’t already found a buyer, placing your home on the market in advance could help to secure your new home.

First-time buyers may find it helpful to seek independent financial advice on what is affordable. If you need any advice, we’d be happy to introduce you to our independent financial advisors.

Streamline the exchange process

We offer sellers and buyers a tailor-made reservation package which helps to streamline the exchange process, removing the risk of unnecessary fall-throughs, meaning you can move with confidence. Legally binding, with benefits such as a faster completion and added conditions of your choice, it’s a real no brainer.

If you’re considering selling your property, please contact your local branch for an up-to-date valuation or advice.

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