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Market your home now to ensure a pre-Christmas sale!

24/09/15

Data on property selling times in the UK suggests homeowners should put their property on the market by the 28th of September in order to sell their home by Christmas.

The data reported in the ‘Move With Us Market Review’ reveals that in the current market it takes an average of 88 days to sell a property in the UK from placing it on the market to agreeing a sale.

Regional variations do skew the data, homeowners in the North-East need to have put their home on the market by 9th of August to ensure a seasonal sale whilst those in Wales should have had the agents around before the 18th of August.

However in Greater London, where the housing market is hotter than a roasting turkey, homeowners need just 43 days on average to secure a buyer for their home. This leaves plenty of time for some early Christmas shopping in the capital before placing a property on the market by the 12th of November.

If you want to sell your Jersey property in you don’t have long left to achieve your goal either, even though historically the 4th Quarter of the year has always been one of the busiest locally. Average selling periods used to be 6-8 weeks though more recently this has extended to 10-12 weeks for an average sized house or apartment.

Ideally you should have your property on the market by mid-September, once the new school term starts, to get it sold before Christmas.

Please call Le Gallais for a free valuation to help you have a Happy Christmas in a new home!

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