Here's to an exciting new year and a fresh new start! Will 2017 be your year for selling?

With Rightmove and Zoopla both reporting a marked increase in visits to online property portals in between Christmas and the New Year period, take advantage of the heavier web traffic.

If you want to sell your home, now is the time to act!

Generally in December, January and February housing stock is usually at its lowest, with less competition it means that sellers may be able to negotiate a better price for their property. So don’t miss out on this prime opportunity to put your house on the market.

With a third of all house sales being first time buyers, the incentives in place like Help to Buy and New Buy are certainly bringing in more buyer contact. This is something we see continuing to rise throughout the year.

Don’t be put off by the political changes; property prices are predicted to remain steady and the motivation for people moving home will always be there. To put it simply, there will always be growing families that need extra room.

So add some excitement to 2017 and think about selling your home, there is no better time than now. Arrange a valuation with Heywoods, the achievers of 1st Place on Rightmove for selling more properties than any other local agency branch.

Request a free valuation today by either submitting your enquiry through the website: or call our office on 01782 617343.