Christmas and the New Year are fast approaching and it is a time when people makes plans for the future in 2019 whether it’s buying or selling, take advantage of a seasonal surge in activity.


With millions starting their search for a new home over the Christmas holidays, local estate agency Cricketts is urging sellers who wish to move in early 2019 to instruct an agent that can guarantee maximum exposure for their properties during this festive peak.


Last year, Rightmove and Zoopla – regarded as the most popular property websites – received a huge spike in traffic to their sites:  Rightmove received over 18 million visits during the Christmas holidays * and Zoopla reported 13 million visits between Christmas and New Year. Cricketts Estate Agents expects activity to be similarly as busy:


There is a misconception that the property industry goes quiet over the Christmas season, however, this simply isn’t the case as these figures show and as families come together to make plans for the New Year. With many committed buyers looking for a new home over the holidays, don’t wait until after Christmas to get your home on the market. Ensure it is one of the properties that gets seen during this festive peak, and reaps the rewards of the surge in buyer interest.


As an independent local Estate Agent Cricketts operate in a pro-active and direct manner.


In order to generate results we employ a number of highly experienced, motivated and proactive negotiators that have successfully sold property in the local and surrounding areas for many years.


 If you are thinking of moving this is the right time to ‘Show Case your home’ please call us to book a free no obligation market valuation on 01635 43333. 


However, if you are currently on the market with another estate agent and not sold, if you feel you would welcome a fresh approach going into the New Year then please do not hesitate to contact us to arrange an appointment to discuss our services.




Source Rightmove alone, got: 

  • Over 1.7 million visits to Rightmove on Boxing Day 2017 
  • Over 2.3 million visits to Rightmove on the 29th December 2017  
  • Over 3.3 million on the first working day of 2018