It’s that time of year again when you start to think about your life, how you can improve it and what resolutions you are going to make for the year.

Dieting and health is the biggy but property comes a close second. Your home is key to your life and happiness so it’s no wonder most people start thinking about a move in the New Year.

Maybe you desire more, plan a larger family or perhaps it’s time to downsize.

Whatever your reason the first step has to be to find out what your current home is worth. It’s no wonder we see a massive spike in our website traffic over the holidays as users test our free instant valuation tool (try it by clicking here) as it’s a really good way to get an indication of the current value. This often leads to a full valuation request from one of our local property experts.

The next step is to see what’s on the market that might just tempt you to make that move.

Between Christmas and New Year Rightmove often record their highest visitors. Last year they recorded 31 million page views on Boxing Day rising to a massive 44 million on 30th December.

Whilst 2017 may have its challenges I am confident the market will stay buoyant at least in the first quarter whilst demand outperforms supply.

Happy New Year!

Rob Bryer
Managing Director
The Good Estate Agent