I’m going to throw some numbers at you this week, although they’re probably not the numbers you would expect. It’s less than two weeks until schools go back. That officially marks the end of the summer holiday period which is a bit depressing but should be equally motivating. Here’s why…
If you’re like me, you enter the summer season with a feeling of joy together with a long list of odd jobs that you’ve set aside throughout the year to do ‘when you have time in the holidays’. Now with only two weeks to go, that list is still long and the reality you might have overestimated your holiday motivation is starting to sink in.
So, here’s a second number that might help spur you on. Once school goes back it’s then only 10 weeks until Easter, by which time you’ll be wondering where the year has gone!
That may seem like a large number, but here’s the thing. If you’re thinking of entering the property market, as a buyer or vendor, then these next couple of weeks are important. Before the daily grind kicks back in, now is the time to consider your options and make an informed decision about your next steps.
Remember Autumn and the weeks leading up to Easter are traditionally a strong selling season. So, you need to get cracking now to capitalise on the increase in market activity.
Of course, I recognise there remain many uncertainties around the state of the market and the path it will take over the coming months. I recommend rather than allowing the uncertainty to stall your planning, use it as a motivator. Be ready. Never fear, it doesn’t automatically lock you in to listing or purchasing. But, with the right strategies in place, you will be best placed to take advantage of whatever options emerge.
The team at Morton are on hand to talk through all those strategies. We can provide advice and dig into the numbers behind rental demand, property value and the best sales and marketing campaigns to meet your needs. We’re here to work with you, so you can be ready.
So, if you are still on holidays, or if you are back at work but enjoying the slower January workload my advice is to set aside some of your remaining downtime to give us a call and have a chat and make a plan.