May we at ‘Iles & Jenkin’ be the first to wish you a Happy New Year!

As we prepare to welcome in 2019, many of us will turn our minds to New Year’s resolutions and how we will start changing our lives for the better.

A national newspaper recently published a survey of the top 50 New Year’s resolutions made by the British public.

Rather than cover the entire list here’s the top five things people wanted to change about themselves. (By the way, number 32 could definitely apply to our office – eat less biscuits!)

1. Exercise more

2. Eat more healthily

3. Cut down on alcohol

4. Stop smoking

5. Spend less time on Facebook/the internet

At ‘Iles & Jenkin’ as much as we’d love to, we can’t help you with the list above, but we can definitely ably assist you with number 14 on the list – move to a new home!

Contrary to a general misconception, January is a very good time of year to put your property on the market for several reasons;

Firstly, the turn of the year, as shown by the survey, is when people take stock of their lives and think of moving.

Secondly, many people wait until the Spring before putting their property on the market and in doing so they join what’s traditionally a very congested market place. Market your home now and it will stand out from the crowd because at this time of the year there isn’t much of a crowd to speak of.

Last, but not least, potential buyers are surfing the internet daily looking for their next new home. In our experience, spring and summer viewers can be made up of a lot of ‘window shoppers’ - people who aren’t sure of their moving plans but are just having a look at what’s out there.

People who are looking for property in the winter tend to fall into the serious buyer category and we always find that more properties are sold with less viewings during this time.

So, good luck with your 2019 resolutions whatever they are, but if moving tops your ‘To Do’ list this year please give us a call - we’d be delighted to help.

Thanks for reading!

Sue Iles

PS. Do you want to get a SOLD or LET sign outside your property quicker?

Call Joe James and the team on 01934 512537 or email: sales@ilesandjenkin.co.uk for honest, expert and friendly advice!