Most people would prefer to not discuss Christmas at this point of the year, but it is now autumn and if you have a lot to organise, you need to prepare in advance. If you have many presents to buy, leaving it to the last minute can be expensive and exhausting. If you are looking to arrange an office party, you know the best venues and nights fill up quickly. Also, if you are looking to sell your home in time for Christmas, you know the sales process takes times, so it is best to start as early as you can.

At Bond Oxborough Philips, we have helped many Bideford residents sell their home in a timely manner, and we look forward to helping you sell your time in plenty of time to allow you and your loved ones to enjoy the festive season.

Be aware of the average time taken to sell a home

The reason that is imperative that you act soon is that the average time to sell property, from accepting an offer to the moving date, is 13 weeks. As of the middle of September, there are 15 weeks until Christmas Day, so there isn’t a great deal of time to arrange everything you need when selling your home.

An excellent starting point comes with enlisting the services of a skilled and experienced estate agent. At Bond Oxborough Philips, we are pleased to say that we know the local market and we will do everything we can to speed up the sales process, but every sales process is unique.

It is therefore important that you take steps to improve the sales process and the following tips are all smart ideas when it comes to selling your property:

  • Review your budget and be clear as to what you can afford during the process
  • Declutter your property to create as much room as you can
  • Ensure the property is cleaned to the highest possible standard
  • Communicate in an effective manner
  • Make sure the garden area is clean, tidy and has some seasonal colour

These tips will aid the sales process, hopefully enticing prospective buyers and saving time in the process.

Experts believe the drop in average asking price is related to sales for Christmas

If you believe that it is too early to engage with the property market to sell your home in time for Christmas, be aware that many homeowners are acting now. In fact, some industry experts have highlighted the slight decrease in the past month of the average asking price of property in the UK.

The gap between the average sales price and average asking prices has been growing but with industry specialists believing that homeowners are keen to sell and move before Christmas, vendors have been lowering their initial asking price.

If you are looking to sell your Bideford home, now is the ideal time to act. If you’re looking for support and guidance, make sure you contact Bond Oxborough Philips and we will be more than happy to assist you.