So, you have Moving Plans, but Christmas is Fast Approaching!

So, you have Moving Plans, but Christmas is Fast Approaching!

Alright, we get it. You’ve decided to put off selling your home until the New Year because you have a great festive season coming and want to focus on enjoying your Christmas. Well no worries, because selling picks no season and you can still be the first out of the gate after New Year, while other homeowners make a slow start to their Christmas moving plans!




Having Only a Few Days on the Market

During Christmas, family members are gathered in the living room, exchanging gifts and having discussions on what notable things have happened this year. This is when many also realize that some CHANGES on the home front are necessary. For instance, they might need a larger property because they are expecting an additional family member, or maybe they just simply want to live in a bigger personal space for recreational purposes in the coming year. As this is very common, if you have decided to sell your property in the New Year, there is a HUGE chance that you will be able to sell it in just a short amount of time – maybe even just a few days after it has been listed on the market.


Besides this, it can also save you money! Having only a few days or weeks on the market means lesser carrying costs such as mortgage payments, utility and maintenance costs.


Waiting Doesn’t Equal Higher Prices

Why wait for months if you can already start NOW? Regardless of what it is that you want to do, it’s always best to get started even before you feel like you’re completely ready. Now is ALWAYS the time to get going, so never mind anyone saying that it might get better in the months to come, because it could even be worse. We’ll never really know.


This is true even in Real Estate. Although Spring seems to always be the “best” season to sell a property, the truth is: the best sales also take place during the end and start of the year – where most people have time to focus on changing the daily grind… or their life in general. In fact, if you’re living in a suburb where there’s an increased holiday population, there’s a possibility that you could even get HIGHER offers than your original asking price.


One other thing that might help get your property listed ahead of other prospective sellers in the new year, is to not delay and choose your Agent in December, before Christmas. By doing this, your property will be listed on the major portals online over the holiday period, when the New Year rush to sell has not even started yet. This means your property is one of the FIRST to market as soon as the New Year starts and can already secure more open homes and offers while other home sellers are probably just getting started with their moving plans.

A Relaxing and Enjoyable Holidays

In addition to everything above, getting your property listed in December can also bring your family to an almost perfect state of RELAXATION. Imagine yourself just focussing on the FUN that the holiday season offers while your property are already getting itself ready for the New Year house hunters. Awesome, right?


So, what now?

Here are some tips that you can use in making a smooth move in the New Year:

1. Have Your Listing Information Ready

Make sure that you have a list of your property’s information that is up-to-date and includes all of its best features. The list should include things like: the number of bedrooms, car spaces, and your property’s land size, as well as other home facts that make your home special and will attract potential buyers. Remember, this information can have a large impact on the value of your property!


2. Start Getting Ahead Financially

This is certainly the most important step that you need to consider if you’re hoping to have both a happy holiday season and a wonderful new year. Double (or even triple) your savings if possible, so you’d be able to pay for:


–       your solicitor and agents

–       the processing of paperwork and documents

–       maintenance and renovation of your property

–       the Christmas preparations and decorations

–       the requirements in buying a new home (if you are planning to)

3. Instruct an Agent in December

As stated earlier, you need to find a quality real estate agent that will be ready to market your property during the holidays and before the New Year rush kicks in!


Selling your property is a big decision and we understand the emotional journey that it will lead you on. You have a set plan and need to appoint someone to ensure that you are going to get there.


This is where we come in.


From taking high quality photos to writing captivating property descriptions, Reval Estate Agents make use of marketing tools and approach that can grab the attention of your target audience.


If you’re interested in selling your property in Carindale, Sunnybank, Mount Gravatt, or the surrounding suburbs, then don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 427 247, or visit us here to put your Christmas moving plans into gear.