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Get ready now for a New Year move, advises Atkinson Stilgoe

04 November 2016

Atkinson Stilgoe anticipating seasonal surge in activity over the Christmas holidays

Key to selling your property early next year is marketing now, says local estate agency Atkinson Stilgoe. Homeowners are advised to get everything in place and be ready for a seasonal surge in visits to leading property websites over the Christmas holidays, when prospective buyers make plans for the forthcoming year.

Last year, popular websites Rightmove and Zoopla both experienced a spike in activity over the Christmas holidays, as people started their search for a new home online.  Indeed, Rightmove received a staggering 8 million visits to its site over the festive period* and Zoopla recorded 7.2 million visits to its website in the window between Christmas and New Year**.  The team at Atkinson Stilgoe is urging homeowners to instruct an agent now to ensure their property receives maximum exposure during what is expected to be another busy Christmas time.

“Homeowners need to make sure their properties are on the market and listed online in time for this seasonal rush,” says David Plumtree, Connells Group Estate Agency Chief Executive.  “The internet is the first port of call for many prospective home buyers, so choosing an agent who can help to market your property to its full potential and ensure maximum exposure is extremely important."

David continues:  “We know how to make your property stand out at one of the busiest online times of the year.  If one of your goals for next year is moving home, be proactive now and don’t delay in getting in touch with us to see how we can get your property sold."

If you have a property to sell and would like to book a free market appraisal with Atkinson Stilgoe, please contact your local branch.





*Rightmove – Google Analytics, total visits to Rightmove 7th December 2015 to 14th January 2016

**Zoopla – Google Analytics / Indexed visits to ZPG sites 23rd November 2015 to 25th January 2016

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