Of course times have now changed and its a very digital world we now live in. People have high expectations and expect instant results. Properties can now go "live" with the simple click of a button and instantly information is sent to phones/tablets/laptops. Often viewing requests can come through within 10 minutes of a property going live.
The market is being driven at the moment by a shortage of properties for sale and that is creating some hotspots where closing dates are being set and high prices achieved. Quite simply supply is not meeting demand. It’s a catch 22, sellers don’t want to sell their house in case they don’t find somewhere to buy and they don’t find somewhere to buy because people are not selling, so the circle does not turn. Its a real dilemma for people and I can fully sympathise with their predicament. However, my advice is sell! I appreciate it is a leap of faith but with our advice and guidance it can and does work!
Undoubtedly the market will quieten over the two week holiday time in December but over the last few years the market has started very strongly in January with people focusing their minds after the holidays. So now is a good time to information gather! Find out how much your property is worth, get a valuer out to give you some advice on value and also any repairs which might need to be done prior to selling, advice on how best to present your property for sale, speak to a mortgage advisor and find out how much you have to spend on a new home.
So, is January a good time to sell? Absolutely! if you are looking for a free valuation and expert advice, call our team on 0131 247 1010.
We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2017!