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Turkey, sprouts and property searches. This might be the season of sickly sweet TV adverts with scenes of the perfect Christmas. In our house it’s much more about how to escape the dreadful TV and family arguments. That’s when I turn to my phone and start to daydream of future homes.

It seems I’m not the only one: the Christmas period is now a busy old time for Rightmove and Zoopla… with traffic increasing up to 196% compared to the rest of the year.

Christmas decorations that have gone too far

Christmas Day:

It should be a day of food, fun and festivity but in fact on Christmas Day last year, over a million people visited the UK’s biggest property portal Rightmove. The ease and accessibility of their website and app means browsing for homes on your phone is easier than ever. Dual screening is the new anti-social behaviour in the living room as TV viewers fiddle with their phone at the same time.

Boxing Day:

Boxing Day may be the day of cold sandwiches, chutneys, pickles and turkey pie but it is also the day when families are looking for an escape after the previous day’s debauchery. Boxing Day in 2017 saw over three million visitors head to Rightmove to see what was on the market.

Those days between Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve:

There should be a name for these days. With some of us temporarily back into a routine on the Thursday and having to sweat out two days of work until the weekend, there is going to be plenty of time to kill for a lot of people. Where better than Rightmove?

New Year’s Day:

All those promises made last night about what's in store for 2019 will be hitting home about now. Buyers all over the country will be taking the day to ready themselves for the year ahead and that means looking at property online before checking the diary and arranging some viewings.

1st Day back at work:

Year after year this is the busiest day of the year on Rightmove. As everyone returns to work they use the company time to search longingly for that next home. This is a day you don’t want to miss if you are looking to sell in the New Year.


The busiest month year after year across all the portals. And all it starts from Christmas day, which up until New Year alone, saw a 196% increase in website visits on Rightmove in 2017!

With less than a week until Christmas, there isn't long to make sure your property is on the portals for when all of these buyers are searching. Luckily for you, us elves at SellMyHome.co.uk will still be working hard Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday of Christmas week to give properties the best chance of selling in the New Year. If you are looking to sell your property, now is the time to get your property up on the market: SELECT PACKAGE

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