Skip to content

Now that Christmas is over and we’re all back in the office, it’s easy to succumb to the January Blues, and it’s tempting to think that the property industry will do the same. However, at Thorgills we are looking forward to the New Year and we have some bass-ic tips to help you do the same whatever your current property situation.

If you’re thinking of moving home, January is an excellent time to do so. If you’ve found over the Christmas break that your home is too small, or you’re simply looking for a change of scenery, you can swing by one of our offices and view some of the finest properties in this part of the country.

If you are thinking of selling or letting, your start to the New Year is sure to rock as this is one of the busiest periods for any estate agency. Over 141 million people visited Rightmove in January 2018 and charts are showing that similar numbers are expected again this month – meaning lots of hits on your property’s listing.

If you are already on the market with us, you’ll likely already be noticing more interest in your property from folk enquiring between Christmas and New Year. If you would like us to take some new photos to make your property really pop up in Rightmove users’ searches, you can get in touch with our marketing team.

If you’re on the market with another agent and haven’t noticed an increase in viewings in January, maybe it’s time to w-rap up your contract with them and instruct Thorgills. We’re well used to thrash-ing other agents when instructed second on a property, so why not give us a go?

Even if you’re not looking to move at the moment, you could jazz up your home and add to its value. Recent statistics have suggested that a loft conversion can add up to 20% to a property’s value, while a new boiler or central heating can add up to 4%. So whether you go for a classical extension such as a loft, conservatory or garage, or simply redecorate, you could brighten up your home now and benefit from increased value when you come to sell in the future.