Sell now, move by Christmas

July 05, 2022

Whatever your plans for the winter festivities, if they include a new home, you will need to get moving!

Would you like to enjoy your Christmas in a picturesque character property or a brand new home, bake festive treats in a stylish open plan kitchen/diner, celebrate in your own luxurious apartment, or spend Christmas within a new village community?

Selling your own property maximizes your chance of achieving the new home you choose, giving you a strong buying position.

Our agents will do their utmost to sell your property as fast as they can, but regardless of circumstances, the need for processing paperwork through conveyancers and solicitors means the average sale will take at least a couple of months to complete. Rightmove have reported the national average for time between offer and completion to now take 150 days, so time is ticking to be in your new home by 2023.

Summer is a fantastic time to place your property on the market. Right now, many buyers are browsing the market for a new home, with house sales often peaking at this time of year.

Faster sales completions are possible with certain property purchases, such as part exchanges available on some new homes, and properties with no onward chain complications. If you can sell your home with no onward chain or are a cash buyer yourself, this will indeed speed up the sale process.

Of course, all of this means if you would like to be in a new home by Christmas, then your best option is to place your home on the market today.

If you are interested in selling your property or would like up-to-date valuation advice, please contact your local branch.

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