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What You Can Do to be in a New Home in the New Year


As we approach the end of the year, things are starting to settle down and we find ourselves with some more downtime. If you’re getting itchy feet when it comes to moving to a new house, now is the perfect time to start the process and if you’re hoping to be in a new house in the new year, then follow our tips below…

  1. Research

With the free time you’re likely to have over the festive period, why wait to do your research? If you really are eager to be in a new house as soon as possible, you need to begin conducting your own thorough research on the current market. Establish house prices in your local area as well as which estate agents can sell fast and efficiently but are still reliable. Many people who have their house up for sale now are those who failed to sell in summer, so they may also be keen to get the ball rolling.

2. Be prepared

The famous phrase ‘fail to prepare, prepare to fail’ has never been truer than during the house selling process. Many estate agents, solicitors or surveyors are about to take their annual leave over Christmas and so if you’re currently in the process of completion, you need to get as much as you can put in place in advance. Whilst you may think nobody chooses to move to a new house over the festive season, you’d be wrong. Year on year there is a huge spike in the number of people looking for a new home online on Boxing Day, so beat the rush and get prepared. The sooner you have things in place, the sooner the completion date will be agreed.

3. Don’t hassle too much

As much as you want to be in a new home as soon as you can, you have to remember that now is a time to be spent with family, friends and festive cheer. The more you hassle an estate agent, a potential buyer or a seller, the more they are going to become frustrated. Christmas can be stressful enough as it is so don’t add to this. Flexibility and festive goodwill will certainly help the process be much smoother.

If you’re thinking of selling your home during the Christmas period, or you would just like some more help on how to be in a new home in January, get in touch with us here

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