2020 Update

Want to sell your house by Christmas? Contact us by this date

There’s only a little time left before Christmas. This leaves many sellers asking “can I still sell my house before Christmas?”... Here’s what you need to know.

There’s still time to sell before Christmas

We conducted some research earlier in the year and found that the average house sale takes 140 days from when the property is listed to when the sale completes.

In other words, if you list your home with an estate agent now then for most people your sale is unlikely to complete until Spring time.

So if you want to sell before the New Year, then unfortunately estate agents are off the table. This is why the chances of selling your house in December are usually slim, and why it isn’t really seen as an option.

So how can you sell your house before Christmas this year?

We work totally differently from estate agents.

We purchase your home from you directly, and complete quickly afterwards.

There’s no waiting on estate agents, no dealing with unqualified buyers in chains, and no drawn out legal process.

This means you can move house before Christmas.

How does a fast home sale to you work?

We can make you a guaranteed, formal offer in as little as 24 hours.

If you’re happy to accept it, then solicitors get to work and we can complete on the purchase of your home in as little as 2 weeks.

This means it is still possible to sell your house and complete before Christmas! … IF you contact us by Monday 7th December.

We can buy your house before Christmas if you contact us by Monday 7th December!

Should I sell my house before Christmas?

Ok, so we’ve established that you can still sell your house this year if you contact us by 7th December.

But, is it a good idea?

It’s really up to you. At this time of year many people start wondering whether they should throw everything at it and try to sell their house during December, or whether they should just put it off until the New Year.

It really depends on your circumstance. Here are some things to consider.

#1. First Christmas in the new home

There’s definitely something special about being settled in your new home before Christmas. Especially if you have kids – that first Christmas in the new home can be one of the most special and most memorable you’ll have.

#2. Get the move out of the way before the New Year

It can also be nice just to get the move out of the way before the New Year, and start afresh in 2021.

Let’s face it, 2020 has been a tough year for all of us. We’re all hoping 2021’s going to be better. But moving house is always ranked among the most stressful life events that can happen. So in many ways, it’d be nice to get it out of the way this year, and have 2021 as a clean slate.

#3. Property market uncertainty in 2021

Aside from the emotional factors we mentioned above, there are real financial reasons why a home sale before Christmas might make sense.

Selling your home in 2021 could be difficult. Most analysts are agreed that this pandemic is going to wreak havoc with the economy. But we haven’t really seen the worst of it yet.

The general feeling amongst people is that we’re still in a pandemic. People don’t really feel like we’re in a recession. But that psychological shift is going to happen soon, especially as other market forces kick in.

So a severe recession could follow next year, and when that happens the property market often falters. In the 18 months after the Credit Crunch started, property prices fell by about 18-20%. Selling a house was really difficult during this time, and sellers were getting much less money than if they’d sold before the Crunch.

So there’s an argument that it makes sense to try and sell now, before that potential market crash.

How can I sell my house before Christmas?

Contact us today

Time is obviously of the essence, so if you'd like an offer from us it’s really simple. Either call us directly on 0800 133 7687, or hit one of those “Get An Offer” buttons and enter your details.

Time is of the essence, so if you'd like an offer from us then contact us today

We’ll have an initial chat about your property and how quickly you’re looking to sell. During that conversation we’ll give you an idea about what an offer from us might be, and if you’re potentially happy with that then we’ll begin work on making you a formal offer.

We should have the formal offer with you within 24 hours. If you accept it, we can instruct solicitors and get to work right away, and work towards your moving date.

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Thanks for reading, Merry Christmas, and we’d love the opportunity to make an offer on your home… And get you moving before Christmas!

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