Why Boxing Day is a key day for anyone trying to sell their hone....

Boxing Day used to be a day with the family, the kids could fully check out the presents Santa had brought them a day earlier, the family would gather round the TV to watch a film while dads would fall asleep on the sofa while doing so.

Nowadays, things are quite different. On Boxing Day in most families, the girls are up early, on phones and laptops looking to grab a slot in their favourite fashion retailers online sale. Savvy buyers are queuing outside shops at 4am. It’s exactly the same for house hunters.

You see, as the last roast potato is enjoyed on Christmas Day, the country is preparing for a long hard week of consumption: eating, drinking, and being merry and surfing Rightmove, Zoopla and the other property portals.

Statistics provided by Rightmove and Zoopla have shown us that in the weeks leading up to Christmas, the number of people house hunting significantly drops, however in recent years Boxing Day has become what’s now known in the world of estate agency as as the ‘Boxing Day Bounce’. Year on year Rightmove and Zoopla have announced record traffic numbers on Boxing Day, in fact it marks the beginning a period up to 31st January where property portals receive some of their biggest number of searches for homes of the whole year! Just look at the graph below.


If you are thinking about selling your home, perhaps with a view of being in your next home by the Spring, why not make the most of this bounce in the housing market? 

How our Boxing Day launch works...

Don’t delay in putting your home up for sale. If you instruct us to sell your property throughout December, we’ll get the marketing ready in advance of Christmas (Ideally before the decorations go up) and have it ready to go live on boxing day. You don’t have to accept viewings until the new year, yet you can still get your home seen by some of the biggest audiences looking online of the year. We’ll just delay the viewings until you are ready! Being proactive when selling your home can have a dramatic impact on when you sell and for how much. Make the decision now to sell for more, and make sure that next Christmas is in your new dream home.

If you’d like to talk to us about our Boxing Day launch, give me a call on 01637 226 013 or email me – chris.forrest@openhousekernow.co.uk

Thank you for reading, and hears to next Christmas, where you’ll be fully settled in your new home! 

Open House Estate Agents Kernow are a modern family run estate agency. Based in St Columb Major, we cover all St Columb areas, Newquay and beyond