Is now a good time to put my property up for sale or rent?

Don’t worry too much if interest levels are dropping in your home at the moment; it happens every Year. Here is a graphic illustration of when people search for ‘property’ and ‘property to buy’ on Google.

Searches by day/ volume on Google for 'property' and 'property to buy'

Searches by day/ volume on Google for ‘property’ and ‘property to buy’

However, if you ARE thinking of selling, now can be a great time to put your home on the market.

  • Fewer people are looking but those who are looking are FAR more serious buyers
  • Many less serious sellers take their property OFF the market at this time of year, meaning yours has a better chance of being seen and SOLD
  • THE PEAK PROPERTY INTEREST SEARCH DAYS OF THE YEAR are the few days after Christmas day and the New Year. Make sure your home is already uploaded with a good agent in order to capitalise on that SURGE!

If you are serious about selling, there are some serious buyers out there. Switched on agents and sellers know that immediately after Christmas there is a surge in buying and renting activity

This is also true of rental properties. Ask any letting agent worth their salt and they will tell you that the post-Christmas holiday period always sees a MASSIVE surge in demand for property to rent! Make sure your portfolio is already and on with a good agent who is open to deal with demand

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About Chris Wood: Chris is an estate agent with over 25 years of property experience. His business, PDQ Estates Ltd is based in Penzance and Helston, West Cornwall. He has worked with all sizes and types of businesses from single office independents to the management team and board of RBS and Tesco. A former President Elect of the NAEA and board member of NFoPP until he resigned in 2009, Chris has always championed the highest professional standards for estate agents in the UK. No stranger to the media, he has appeared on various programs including BBC, News 24, ITV, independent and BBC radio and is a regular contributor to trade journals, local and national Newspapers. Chris is on KloutLinkedIn Ecademy Facebook and Twitter and lives in Penzance.

In his spare time; Chris likes to keep fit and was a long-standing member of the Territorial Army. In 2010 he mobilised for a tour of duty in Afghanistan with 1 Rifles as part of 3 Commando Brigade.

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