Sell your home before Christmas?

October, 2022

If you want to sell your home before Christmas, there is still time – just. Research shows home-sellers need to have their property on the market by 23rd November if they want to get a sale agreed before Christmas.

How long does it take to sell a home?

Data from Rightmove suggests that houses in Solihull, West Midlands take 33 days to go under offer from going on the market.

This is why homeowners need to list by 23rd November if they want to sell by Christmas.

Click here to see Rightmove’s House Price Index. 

Tips on how to sell your home before Christmas

  • Appoint a great estate agent.
  • Set up your solicitor. Instruct a conveyancing solicitor early and start pulling paperwork together now if you want to secure a quick sale.
  • Get your house ready for sale. If there are any issues that might come up in a survey and delay the move, consider fixing them now. As the winter months approach, make sure your home doesn’t look too dark or feel cold. People need to imagine themselves living in your home and if the house is dark and cold, this will put buyers off.
  • Choose the right buyer – everyone wants to get the best price, but if you want to sell quickly as well then opt for a chain-free buyer who isn’t relying on selling their home to buy yours.

Can’t get on the market that quickly?

All is not lost! If you can’t quite get your house on the market by this date, don’t worry.  The New Year remains the best time to list your property for a speedy sale, with homes listed in January selling the fastest.

Thinking of selling your home?

If you are keen to know what your home is worth or just want some advice on buying and selling, contact us on 0121 430 4448 for an informal chat or email us on

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