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Why you should put your home on the market before Christmas

Did you know that now is actually an excellent time to put your home on the market for sale?

Many families are about to enjoy an extended break relaxing at home for Christmas, with time to browse and think about their plans for the coming year. Consider also that an array of new tablets, laptops and phones will soon be given as gifts, so the opportunities to get your property seen will be far greater over the festive season than during “back-to-normal” January.

Figures by Rightmove show that property searches doubled over Christmas and New Year in 2018, and particularly on the few days in between, with a further big jump after New Year’s Day.

Your future buyers could be already picturing themselves living in your home while wearing their paper hat and enjoying their Christmas dinner!
The New Year has a big triggering effect for people to look to the future and make changes in their life; often this includes finally getting round to finding a dream new home. So don’t get lost in the crowd of new sellers in January – you’ll have already put in all the hard work and your property will be among the first to be seen when potential buyers start house-hunting.

One key tip is to make sure you take your property photos before putting up your Christmas decorations – having clean winter shots of your home will increase desirability and make it clear you’re fresh to the market, soon to be snapped up.
Secure your new Mactaggart & Mickel home now and you’ll be on your way towards your big move! We have a fabulous selection of ready-to-move-in homes available now with exciting upgrades and special offers, including PART EXCHANGE….

Plot 20 The Wyatt at St Jude’s Meadow, Milton-under-Wychwood
This 3-bedroom detached home with its stunning rear-facing family room is eligible for Help to Buy schemes - you’ll only need to pay a 5% deposit! The Wyatt is a bright and spacious family home in beautiful Cotswold stone, with a south-facing walled garden, detached garage and private front aspect.

Plot 2 The Schaw at Lethington Gardens, Haddington
The Schaw is a stunning 4-bedroom detached villa with a bright and spacious rear sun room. Exciting kitchen upgrades are included with this particular plot such as a 5-zone induction hob, integrated fridge-freezer and dishwasher. Flooring is also included throughout, making this a truly walk-in-ready home!

Plot 8 The Spence at Buchanan Views, Killearn
A truly special home in an idyllic location with stunning views of Ben Lomond, The Spence also has a £10k contribution to LBTT available! With 5 bedrooms and double integral garage, this upgraded home also includes flooring throughout, a high-specification fully fitted kitchen and a stunning double-storey-height feature window to the rear.

Plot 64 The Telford at Castle Grove, Newton Mearns
The last remaining home at our sought-after Castle Grove development, the 5-bedroom, three-storey Telford has a HALF LBTT PAID offer available - a saving of £12,425! With multiple upgrades throughout, this beautiful family home also includes a high-specification, fully-fitted kitchen and flooring throughout.

Get in touch today to arrange your viewing!