Behold The Boxing Day Browser

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Christmas is just around the corner, as the TV, internet and radio remind us on an almost by the minute basis.

Excited kids, family gatherings, too much food, and Michael Buble’s Christmas album is on repeat.

A time full of traditions, some good, and some not so good.

A fairly new tradition among the collection of festive must-dos is people reaching for tablets on Boxing Day.

Not to cure excess enjoyment, but the type of tablets we’re referring to is of the electronic variety, think swipe rather than swallow!

For the past five years, the major property websites in the UK have recorded huge amounts of visitors on December 26th. According to Rightmove, over the weekend between Christmas and New Year of 2018, an astonishing 25,147,701 pages were viewed on Boxing Day (

Why? You may ask. Well, people are at home, with time on their hands and want to have a look to see what properties are up for sale. It’s either that or sitting through the 101st showing of the original Wizard of Oz. Perhaps you’d like to do both?!

It’s also a time of year that people start to think about moving. For many, a new home is at the top of their New Year Resolutions list. It turns from being a might-do to a must-do.

While the big day is indeed getting nearer, you still have time to give yourself a great chance of being seen by those Boxing Day browsers.

If you want to sell in the New Year, get us to list your property now before any festive decorations go up. Photos in January showing Christmas trees tend to make a property look a little odd.

Obviously, you don’t want people walking around your home while you tuck into your turkey, or as the family sits around playing board games or with heads buried in their new gadgets.

But having your property on the property portals over Christmas gives it a much better chance of selling earlier in the New Year.

I’ve often seen that the first two weeks of January can be very busy with people visiting properties they have seen online during the Christmas break.

So now is the perfect time to call us at MyLondonHome to value your property and get the new year off to the best start!

Thanks for reading.

This post was written by:

Steven Herd

Steven's extensive 30 years of estate agency experience in London culminated in launching MyLondonHome, which has enabled him to bring together a hand-picked team to provide the high level of quality advice, market strength and service he is renowned for.

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