Spike in Online Property Searches Over Christmas Creates Opportunity for Sellers with Hamptons International
The spike in online searches in the week between Christmas and New Year for consumers looking for a property to buy or rent creates an ideal opportunity for sellers and landlords to list their properties online now and not to wait until the New Year.
This increase is seen in the UK’s most popular property websites. Traffic on Rightmove increased 195% between Christmas Day and the first working day of the New Year and on Zoopla property searches double over Christmas and New Year.
Peter Everett, Heaad of Sales, Home Counties, for Hamptons International, said:
“For the past three years, we have noticed increasing numbers of visitors to our website looking for properties either to rent or buy during the week between Christmas and New Year. With families gathering over the festive period and using the time together to make property related decisions, our advice to would-be home sellers or landlords is clear: if you are thinking of putting your property on the market in the foreseeable future, then make the most of the seasonal spike and make sure your property is live online to capitalise on the interest.”
Hamptons International branches will be open every day across the Christmas period except for Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day to take enquiries and make viewing appointments.
Peter Everett continued: “The market has changed and gone are the days when November and December were the quietest months of the year. However, the majority of sellers and landlords are still waiting until the New Year to list their property online so are missing out on this surge of property searches. We want our customers to get off to a flying start in 2017 by listing with us now in time for the seasonal rush.”
Hamptons International’s unique online coverage means that customers will see their properties listed on Rightmove, Zoopla, Prime Location, Propertywide and many other property websites.
To take advantage of the Christmas activity, please contact your local Hamptons International branch.
To find out more, please contact:
PR Manager, Hamptons International
T: 020 7758 8468 / 07876 445 493
About Hamptons International
Hamptons International is a leading residential estate agent and property services organisation, operating in London and the South of the UK. With more than 140 years of experience in the property market and a commitment to industry innovation and exceptional levels of customer service, Hamptons International today offers a wealth of award-winning services including UK and international Sales, Lettings, Property Management, Corporate Services, Residential Development, Development Land, Valuation and Property Finance.
With headquarters in London’s Oxford Street, Hamptons International has an international network of more than 87 offices and is a subsidiary of Countrywide, the UK’s largest estate agency and property services group.