- Wed 30 Dec 2020
Zoopla has reported 70.5 % surge in traffic on Boxing Day compared to the 61% on Boxing Day in 2019. For the entirety of December, searches have been up 33% compared to last year suggesting the current property boom will continue well into the New Year.
The data highlights a smart time to market your home, with so many buyers looking for somewhere to move to. Unlike a lot of agent in the area, Bradleys market their properties on both Zoopla and Rightmove, to give your property the maximum exposure to possible buyers.
Boxing day traffic traditionally highlights the start of the New Year uptick in traffic and how many people are considering moving in the near future. Despite the near end of the stamp duty deadline, this doesn’t seem to be phasing many home movers as the increase in property prices alone are a motivator to move.
Zoopla says it saw the busiest run up to Christmas for over a decade with the market has recorded sales agreed on £62 billion more homes in 2020 than in 2019, with 100,000 sales expected to spill over from the last quarter of the old year into 2021.
Despite the pandemic, the property market has gone from strength to strength in 2020. With the lockdown restrictions and so many people spending more time than ever before at home, many have realised they need more space, want to be closer to the coast or green space and many people have been considering moving for some time and decided to take advantage of the busy market and increasing house prices.
If you are considering selling, contact us to arrange a free valuation and see how we can get you moving. We have offices throughout Somerset, Devon and Cornwall and would love to to help you find your dream home in 2021!