Well Christmas and New Year are behind us and perhaps moving house is among your plans for 2020. There has certainly been a lot of uncertainty in the housing market for the last few years which has resulted in a shortage of stock. You may be one of those who has been wanting to move but have been worried about the timing or the lack of choice for your next property. If so you might be wondering whether now is a good time to put your house on the market or should you wait until the Spring? I say go for it and here’s why.

The Process

The whole process of moving has changed. Whereas previously it might have been the case that there were certain times of year when the market was quiet, these days that is less true. Although there are seasonal fluctuations these are less marked. In part this is because people are more mobile in terms of changing jobs and more willing to re-locate for work. House hunting has been made much easier thanks to the internet so it is easier for people to do their research. Generally life is faster paced and we are less willing or able to wait.


If it is the case that there are fewer properties launching at this time of the year, then that is a great opportunity to steal a march on your neighbours because lower supply increases your chances of selling. If there is going to be a surge as a result of home owners now feeling more optimistic then that means greater competition. Launching your property to market now represents a chance to get ahead of the game.


It is certainly true that the weather can be less conducive to being out viewing but this can mean that those who are out viewing are serious about buying and are more committed to the process. It is a sad reality that not all offers that are accepted proceed to completion. Follow my tips for Selling in Winter and your viewers can still have an enjoyable experience.

All this means that now is a great time to sell. Make the most of the opportunity by making sure that your property is presented to its look its best. My Property Styling service gives you the tools to do just this and is appropriate for those looking to go on the market and those who are already on the market but struggling to sell. Let me maximise the potential in your home. Click here to read more. Call now on 07745 876182 to book a free consultation or e mail me at judith@homestyle4u.com. I cover the Wirral, Cheshire and the North West. Don’t Move Home Without Me!