The early bird saying is being proven once again by the property market. You might think the property market is slowing down with buyers and sellers getting distracted by preparations for another winter break and end of year celebrations.
But the local market is showing us otherwise, with Caledonia Clydebank closing 21 sales in November and Caledonia Dumbarton closing 20 in the same period – with final numbers for the month still to be confirmed. This only goes to show keen buyers who really want to get moving will not really slow down but take the opportunity to snap the perfect property as soon as it hits the market.
Another trend we’ve seen in the last few years is the raise in number of people visiting major property portals during the winter holidays. Quiet days like Boxing Day or the 1st and 2nd of January are being increasingly used by people planning their property goals for the next year to view property in the area, take a look at the competition or simply start the search for their next home.
Last year, Rightmove had more than 25 million page views on Boxing Day with a record number of unique visits. (source) This proves once again that setting property goals are part of the end of the year celebrations for many of us and the beginning of the New Year is an opportunity to start afresh in a brand new home.
So start a conversation about your next property move early and get preparations started before the Christmas rush! Don’t delay your plans, but speak to our team about our competitive fees available for sellers who instruct us before Christmas 2019 for a December or early 2020 listing.