August bank holiday weekend marks rise in buyers

August bank holiday weekend marks rise in buyers

We are fast-approaching the August Bank Holiday Weekend which is one of the housing market's busiest weekends of the year.

Due to its position in the calendar – after the peak holiday period and before children go back to school – many buyers look to finally move home over these few days.

In fact, removals firm Bishop's Move says that inquiries for August have increased by 50% when compared to the number of inquiries made in the first five months of 2015.

What this shows is that this is a fertile period for sellers after the quiet summer months during which buyers are looking to get their business done quickly and efficiently.

So, if you're property is already on the market, now could be the time to give it one final marketing push to capture the attention of any super keen buyers.

As well as a busy time for movers who have already purchased a property, the August Bank Holiday Weekend marks the start of the autumn buying period for many.

With holiday season behind them and Christmas still far enough away on the horizon, many prospective buyers will now begin to pick up their property search where they left off in May or June.

And, with an extra day off on Monday August 31, there is no doubt that many eager house hunters will spend the extra time browsing property portals Rightmove and Zoopla for their next home.

As we mentioned earlier this month, it is of paramount importance that you choose an estate agent who will market your property on Rightmove. The UK's biggest property website confirmed in its half-year trading statement that visits are up 17% to a record 110m per month and that page visits have also recently hit a record high of 1.5 billion a month.

So if you're keen to sell your property this coming autumn, then, it is key that your marketing strategy is nailed down in time to take advantage of increased Bank Holiday Weekend traffic.

Last month over 8000 viewings were requested of our vendors' properties and we expect that figure to increase further still as the market picks up again in the coming months.

Here are at Sarah Beeny's Tepilo our friendly and knowledgeable sales team are here to help you 24/7 from the moment your property goes on to the market right through to completion.

You can get in touch with our dedicated team on: 0844 3878377 or 01702 870878. What's more, if you're thinking about selling, you can find out how much your property could be worth on today's market using our free online instant valuation tool.