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Why you should put your Heald Green or Gatley Home on the market before the Christmas Holiday!

During the run-up to Christmas, all focus turns to present-buying, tree decorating and the odd mince pie. However, if you have plans to put your home on the market in the new year, consider starting the process now for a potentially bigger return on your property.

It’s really very simple, people finally get a chance to stop and think about their plans for the next year and for many this will involve buying a new home. Not convinced? Rightmove reports that year on year, Christmas is their busiest period with website views and inquiries made about properties. If your home is front and centre in front of a larger than normal engaged audience – you could start the new year off with serious viewings and an offer before you’ve even taken down the tree!

Worried that this will cause stress and lots of appointments in the run-up to the holiday break? Not so! Simply ask your agent to hold off on viewings until you are ready BUT ask them to upload your property so that it is available to view via social media, the agent’s website and of course Rightmove.

In terms of appointments, at Callaghans we only need one appointment to value your home and one more to measure-up and photograph the property. We can sometimes do this at the same time and certainly within the same day.

If you’ve already instructed your agent to measure-up and photograph your property, but have said you’d rather wait until the new year to market it. For the loves of pigs in blankets, tell them to make it live now and whilst you’re chowing down on a Turkey dinner fit for a king, there’s someone else contacting us to view your home in the New Year.

Callaghans Estate Agents are based in Gatley and Heald Green. We sell, let and manage homes across South Manchester. Our valuations are free and always will be.

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