For those with busy jobs, Christmas can be the one time of year when there is time to spare to think about relocating, and to start shopping around. Often, this applies to investors.
Over Christmas, there is generally ten percent less stock on the market than at other times of year. With this in mind, one opinion is that there is more competition amongst buyers, which can mean a stronger result. No matter what time of year it is, there are always those out there that are in a position where they must buy or sell a home before a particular deadline.
If you live in a home that's popular with holidayers, Christmas can be the ideal time to place your property on the market. Those looking for a holiday home are far more likely to purchase in summer rather than winter.
In terms of presenting your property at its best, the warmer months are ideal. There is lots of light, gardens look great after spring, and the days are longer.
There's also disadvantages involved. During late December, many people are flat out with Christmas preparations, and shopping for a new home gets put on the back burner.
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