Harrison Murray gives us their view on Christmastime property sales

It may be Christmas, but Harrison Murray are still very busy...

It may be Christmas, but Harrison Murray are still very busy... - Credit: Archant

There’s a perception that Christmas and New Year is a bad time to sell a property, when actually the opposite is true.

We are now into the festive season and it’s a fantastic opportunity for those looking to sell to get their homes on the market with our help.

In Hertfordshire we currently have more buyers than properties on our books so the demand is there, as proven by the fact we have seen very good sales levels in October and November.

Part of the problem as we get nearer to Christmas is that many agents will be shut for long spells, however that won’t be the case at Harrison Murray as we only close our doors for a few days (Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 28 December and New Year’s Day).

That’s because we want to make sure we are available to help our clients move out of, or into, their new properties as early as possible in 2016.


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Another reason for acting now if you are looking to sell is that the festive period is the peak time for property searches online, as those planning their next move use their time off work (and the new tablet Father Christmas delivered!) to hit the web and look at potential options.

So it’s important to give your property a head start and let us get you on the market and ready to take advantage.

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With the amount of demand outweighing supply and with a large Christmas and New Year audience to attract it really could be a case of ‘you snooze, you lose’.

Another thing to remember when it comes to Harrison Murray is that given our status as part of the country’s ninth biggest building society, The Nottingham, we are also well placed to help make your property journey even smoother thanks to our ‘all under one roof offering’.

As well as conveyancing and home insurance services, advice and products we also have mortgage advisers who can guide you through the Whole of Market - by searching, fee free, over 40 lenders to find the best mortgage deal to suit your needs.

Buying or selling a property is a big deal because your home is usually your biggest asset. It’s an emotive journey that can throw up a few challenges.

But that’s where we come in. We pride ourselves on putting the client first and taking as much stress out of things for you as we can and we also progress our sales, once agreed, in our offices therefore ensuring exchanging of contracts happens on a personal level.

Our festive opening hours are proof of our commitment to be there for you - to use our expertise to help there be as little anxiety as possible and ensure you and your family move into your dream home as early as possible in 2016.

To talk through how you can take advantage of the potential buyers that are currently waiting for your property – and those who will be searching online this festive period – please drop in to see either of our teams in Harpenden (13 Church Green. Tel: 01582 766161) or St. Albans (4 St. Peters Street. Tel: 01727 863114).

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