Why you should buy your property this Christmas

1 December 2019
Buying | Selling

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

…to buy a house!

Fewer elves in the market to buy

December is traditionally the quietest time of the year in the housing market, but for the savvy buyer in Leicester it is an opportunity! There is less competition, so you could be in for a Black Friday bargain, or a chance to secure a property that would normally have a lot of potential buyers swarming around.

Every angel’s favourite time of year

For many, December is a time to wind down and take it easy, but for you it could be a time for great opportunity. We are full of the spirit of Christmas, and it is a time when sellers can be a little more generous and less likely to argue over the price. It’s not that we completely let go at this time of year, but we do loosen the reins on our reindeer and enjoy the ride a bit more.

Another welcome window in the advent calendar for the house buyer is that house prices sit at their lowest in December. You’ll get the best price this month. Again more power to your pound.

Talk to us about how you can make the most of this time of year to get the most from your budget.

Last Christmas I sold you my pad…

…the very next day I moved away

Okay, so you’re maybe not going to open your home to buyers unless you have to. Even Santa’s only getting in if he comes down the chimney. But that does not mean you sit back and watch Home Alone with your spoilt children every evening. There is work to be done!

If your home is already on the market, or needs to be on the market, see December as an opportunity. You still have to devote the same attention to detail. Know this… If someone wants to view your home in December they are deadly serious about buying it. Otherwise they would be at the mall buying a scarf and matching gloves for Aunt Carol.

The other thing you should think about as you are idly eyeing the baubles on your very well appointed Christmas Tree, is this… I am going to be ready to put my property on the market. I will be ready to sell, as ready as Ronan Keating will be as he switches on the lights at Leicester Christmas Market – (just kidding, he isn’t – is he?).

Speak to us now (it’s a good time!) in preparation for getting your house on the market. We will let you know just what you should do to have your very own Santa’s Grotto, ready to sell in the New Year, when all the presents have been opened, the sherry bottle emptied, and the crib that has been in the family since forever is wrapped in newspaper and placed back in the attic, ready for your big move in 2020.

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our clients and friends from all of us at Phillips George. Ho ho ho!

Hazel Neal

Hazel Neal


Hazel brings with her a wealth of experience from being a property developer, professional Landlord and business owner for the past 20 years. Hazel has renovated and either re-sold or rented many properties in the past, one of which is a holiday home so her experience is spread across a host of areas within the industry. Hazel combines this knowledge with her experience of running her own businesses.

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