January is the best time to sell your house for a quick sale
January 14, 2020
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January 14, 2020
Ready to put your plans for a house move into action? Then here’s a good reason to start marketing this month.
Analysis of data over the last five years shows January is the best time to sell your house for a speedy sale.
Data from our estate agent comparison tool estateagent4me offers insight into the time it takes to sell a house in the UK, showing properties on the market in January are easiest to shift. Over the past five years, homes listed in January have taken an average of 58 days to sell.
Since 2015, properties in the UK have stayed on the market in January on average for 51 to 62 days. The speed of sale was slower in 2019, but January was by far the best time to sell a house even in a slower market. The overall speed of sale in 2019 was 69 days, compared with an average of 61 days in the previous four years.
Commenting on the data, Paula Higgins, Chief Executive of HomeOwners Alliance, which runs estateagent4me, said:
“With the General Election and Christmas now behind us and children back at school, people are starting to put into action their plans for the year. Traditionally people wait for Spring to sell their homes, but our data shows if you’re looking to get moving, then there’s no better time to put your house on the market than this month.”
“The first step is to find the best performing estate agent in your area – and a good starting point is estateagent4me, which ranks local agents by how rapidly they sell and how often they secure the asking price.”
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