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Get your home ready for the New Year rush, says Connells

29 November 2011

Thinking of moving home in 2012? Estate agency Connells is urging local homeowners wishing to sell in January to get their properties ready for the traditional New Year rush.

According to Connells, January is a prime time for home sales. From the start of the New Year, buyers who have resolved to move home over the holiday season will flood the market looking for properties. However, to take full advantage of renewed interest from buyers it’s important to have your home on the market as soon as possible in January.

“At Connells, we’ve seen growing momentum and interest from buyers in the second half of the year,” says Paul Edgington, Divisional Managing Director for Connells. “The January market is traditionally busy and based on the increasing activity we have had over the last six months, we expect this New Year to be the same if not better.”

Buyers have been lured back to the housing market throughout 2011 by greater confidence and availability of mortgage products. During the holiday season, many prospective buyers will put off starting their home search but as soon as the New Year begins it becomes their main focus.

“Christmas and New Year is a time for resolutions and new beginnings, and buying a home is often on people’s wish list,” says [add first name]. “Sellers who want to take advantage of this annual flurry of activity should get in touch now so we can get everything ready to market in the New Year.”

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Notes to editors

About the Connells Group:
Founded in 1936 and comprising 487 branches nationwide, the industry-leading Connells Group is the most profitable UK estate agency network. In addition to operating under the Connells brand, the Group trades under other well-known local names including Allen & Harris, Bagshaws Residential, Barnard Marcus, Brown & Merry, Fox & Sons, Jones & Chapman, Manners & Harrison, Roger Platt, Shipways, Swetenhams, William H Brown, Sharman Quinney, Pattison Lane, Burchell Edwards and Ashley Adams. As well as residential property sales and lettings, the Group has a comprehensive range of B2C and B2B services including new homes, mortgage services, conveyancing, EPCs, surveying, corporate lettings, asset management, land & planning, LPA receivers, auctions and relocations. The Connells Group is consistently named Best Large Estate Agency at the Estate Agency of the Year awards, winning the top prize for five of the past seven years. It is also highly acclaimed in the New Homes category, winning Gold five times in the last seven years, and in the Financial Services category for which it currently holds the Gold prize for the second consecutive year. For more information, please visit

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