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Market now and celebrate the New Year with a new home, says Connells

05 November 2019

Act now to make the most of the seasonal surge

Traditionally, the festive period is one of the busiest times of the year for online property searches and local estate agency Connells is urging homeowners to get their home on the market now to take advantage of this seasonal surge.

Data from popular property websites Rightmove and Zoopla shows that year on year, the Christmas period proves to be one of the most active times for buyers searching online.  Indeed, 2018 statistics show that Rightmove received an astounding 18 million visits to its site between Christmas and the first working day of the new year* and Zoopla registered 15 million more site visits compared to the previous month*.

“Now is an ideal time to put your property on the market and is generally regarded as one of the most opportune periods of the year,” says David Plumtree, Group Estate Agency Chief Executive. “Sellers who are planning a new year move shouldn’t wait to make plans but should consider getting their property ready and onto the market before Christmas, to showcase it at this time of heightened activity.

“By working proactively through these seasonal peaks we aim to achieve a quick, stress-free sale at the best possible price for our customers continues David. “We have a tried and tested marketing approach to help your home stand out at a time when millions are searching online for their new property.”

If you are interested in selling your home and would like to book a free market appraisal, please contact your local Connells branch.

Source: *Rightmove – Google Analytics, total visits to Rightmove 23rd December 2018 to 3rd January 2019; Zoopla – Google Analytics / Indexed visits to ZPG sites 23rd December 2018 to 6th January 2019.