Sell your property before Christmas

26 August 2014

Homeowners should put their property on the market by 28 September 2014 if they want to sell their property by Christmas. This is according to data on average selling times from the latest Move with Us Market Review.
The data reveals that in the current market it takes an average of 88 days to sell a property from putting it on the market through to accepting an offer.
Homeowners in Wales needs to act faster. According to the data they should be marketing their homes by 18 August 2014. However, in Greater London homeowners have longer to prepare if they want to sell by Christmas. Selling times in the capital are just 43 days meaning home owners could have their properties on the market as late as 12 November and still sell by Christmas.

Homeowners should put their property on the market by 28 September 2014 if they want to sell their property by Christmas. This is according to data on average selling times from the latest Move with Us Market Review.

The data reveals that in the current market it takes an average of 88 days to sell a property from putting it on the market through to accepting an offer.

Homeowners in Wales needs to act faster. According to the data they should be marketing their homes by 18 August 2014. However, in Greater London homeowners have longer to prepare if they want to sell by Christmas. Selling times in the capital are just 43 days meaning home owners could have their properties on the market as late as 12 November and still sell by Christmas.

Region 

Date to list property for sale to sell by Christmas 

Average selling time (median) 

North East

9 August 2014

138

Wales

18 August 2014

129

North West

2 September 2014

114

Yorkshire and Humber

6 September 2014

110

Scotland

10 September 2014

106

West Midlands

27 September 2014

89

East Midlands

29 September 2014

87

South West

7 October 2014

79

East Anglia

18 October 2014

68

South East

27 October 2014

59

Greater London

12 November 2014

43


Robin King, Director at Move with Us commented:
“Although we’re in the midst of a heatwave and it seems ridiculous to be thinking about Christmas, anyone considering selling their home by the end of the year needs to start getting prepared to sell now, particularly in the slower paced markets like the North East and Wales.”  

“While selling property isn’t an exact science, getting your home on the market by the dates we’ve calculated for each region will give home movers a much better chance of selling before Christmas arrives. This also represents a fantastic opportunity for sellers, as buyers will be looking for a quick purchase before Christmas.”

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