Dunstable Homeowners Looking To Sell By Christmas? Act Now

News at Household | 24/09/2019

It will sound like madness to discuss Christmas at this point, at the start of autumn, but there are some people who must prepare for the festive period in advance. Anyone who has a lot of people to care for at that time of year will want as much time as they can to organise their activities. There will also be people who are responsible for works events or parties, and it is always best to arrange these in advance. Of course, if you work in retail, you will want to be prepared for Christmas as quickly as you can, so there are plenty of people who need to be ready months in advance.

This is the case for people looking to sell their home before the festive period. You may think that it is far too early to think about Christmas in any shape or form but with the average length of time to sell a property, from the moment an offer is accepted to the moving day is 13 weeks, there isn’t a great deal of time. From the beginning of September, there is around 16 weeks to the big day, so you don’t have a lot of leeway.

Positively impact on the sales process to sell your home in a timely manner

It would also be fair to say that many issues and problems can arise during the sales process. Calling on skilled and experienced professionals like Household makes sense as we will do everything we can to ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible, but there are even sometimes when we must contend with challenges that were unforeseen. Therefore, it makes sense to give yourself as much time as possible to sell your home as you can.

In addition to calling on the services of a skilled and experienced estate agent, here are some other steps you should consider when selling your home:

·         Consider your budget and be clear on what you can afford

·         Declutter your property, creating space and removing personal traces

·         Clean your property to the highest possible standard

·         Communicate quickly and effectively

·         Ensure your garden area is clean, clear and in an excellent condition

If you follow these steps, you should find that you are in a strong position to sell your property in a timely manner. If you are concerned that you are the only vendor in Dunstable that is concerned about selling your home in time for the festive period, you won’t be. There have been industry specialists talking about the looming timeline associated with selling your home in time for Christmas and they have suggested that it has already impacted on the property market.

A move to sell has impacted on the market

This is about the fact in the past month, the average asking price for property has fallen. Industry experts have suggested that this fall is due to the number of homeowners who are looking to sell their home before Christmas and who have taken this step to improve the chances of selling their home in a timely manner.

It would be wrong to suggest that the average asking price for property has fallen by much and the gap between asking prices and sales prices is still large. However, it would be better for many people if this gap closed, so any movement that helps draw the two prices together should be of interest.

If you are looking to move home before the festive period, come and speak with Household. We are Dunstable property market specialists and we look forward to helping you make the sales process easier and helping you have a more enjoyable Christmas.