Many people believe that spring, with its better weather, is the best time to put a house on the market. ‘This is a common misconception,’ says Micah at Weekes. ‘In reality, spring is when the sales go through, but the first few months of the year are the time to start advertising.’
The truth is that millions of people (over 141 million visited Rightmove last January) visit the property portals at the start of each year. Last year after an active January, Rightmove’s busiest day in the whole year was in fact the 19th February and with interest rates historically low as we enter 2019 and Help to Buy schemes extended the start to the year has great potential too.
Why? Perhaps it’s because this is the time when we make changes in our lives: new relationships, relocating, going freelance, downsizing - all of which can require a house move.
The start of the calendar year represents a fresh start and new plans. Christmas is a distant memory and our attention can be turned to the year ahead, restocking the log pile and if you live in Devon enjoying all that winter in the countryside (or very near it of you live right in Exeter like us!) brings. If a house move was on the horizon then it’s January and February when buyers will start to search.