Why Boxing Day is the most successful day to list your home

Published October 20 2022
2 minute read

The festive period has proven to be a busy time for the property market year after year. With the hustle and bustle of the season we understand that as a home seller you may feel too busy to list your home in the midst of the festivities.

This is why Pattison Lane urge you to get in touch now, so we can value your home and prepare to have it on the market from December 26th – ready for the Boxing Day flurry. You can book your free valuation here.

Home buyers often start their search between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Having your property marketing all wrapped up before this will give you the best chance of selling.

Here’s what property giants Rightmove recorded last Christmas

  • Rightmove recorded its busiest ever festive period for home-mover activity, with buyer demand up by 23% compared to the same period last year.
  • The number of new sellers coming to market was up by 21% on Boxing Day compared to Boxing Day in 2020. This was the highest number of new sellers on Boxing Day Rightmove has ever recorded.
  • Rightmove also recorded its busiest ever Boxing Day for visits to its site and apps.
  • Prospective sellers jumped into action on 30th December, the busiest day since May 2021 for people requesting estate agents to come out and value their home, making it into the top ten busiest ever days for these valuation requests on Rightmove.

Generally people who are looking to move in December and January are committed to moving quickly. You can take advantage of the busy market by listing your home now, so you can put your feet up over Christmas knowing that we have everything ready.

You can also take advantage of our Premium Marketing Package as well as our ‘New Year New Home’ open house January, which means even more potential buyers for your property.   

Contact your local branch for more information or book your free home valuation here.