Happy New Year!

As we welcomed in 2016 many of us turned our minds to our resolutions and how we will start changing our lives for the better.

A national newspaper recently published a survey of the top 50 New Year’s resolutions made by the British public.

Rather than cover the entire list here’s the top five things people wanted to change about themselves. (By the way, number 32 could have applied to our office – eat less biscuits.)

  1. Exercise more.
  2. Eat more healthily.
  3. Cut down on alcohol.
  4. Stop smoking.
  5. Spend less time on Facebook /the internet.

At Bond Oxborough Phillips as much as we’d love to, we can’t help you with those, but we can definitely ably assist you with number 14 on the list – move to a new home.

Contrary to a general misconception January is a good time to put your property on the market for several reasons. Firstly the turn of the year, as shown by the aforementioned survey, is when people take stock of their lives and think of moving.

Secondly, many people wait to the spring before putting their property on the market and in doing so they join what’s traditionally a very congested market place. Your property will stand out from the crowd because at this time of the year there isn’t much of a crowd to speak of.

Last, but not least, potential buyers are surfing the internet daily looking for their next new home. In our experience spring and summer viewers can be made up of a lot of ‘window shoppers’.  People who aren’t sure of their moving plans but are just having a look at what’s out there.

People who are looking for property in the winter tend to fall into the serious buyer category and we find more places are sold with less viewings during this time.

So good luck with your 2016 resolutions, and if moving tops your to do list give us a call as we’d be delighted to help.

Thanks for reading,