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Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Sell Your Property! Posted: 27th August 2020

Here at Nicol Estate Agents, we’ve had our busiest month in 10 years. Houses are in high demand, for some properties the viewings are in double figures within 24h and offers over are hitting the 15-20% mark.  Whether you’re looking to get on the property ladder, move home, buy another property or add to your portfolio, now is a great time to get moving in the current climate as the housing market is buoyant.

So why should you consider moving now?

A buoyant market

Since the easing of the lockdown restrictions on June 29th when house moves could once again take place, the housing market has had a reboot. What’s more, the LBTT threshold was raised to £250,000 in Scotland and interest rates are still low. We have seen some of the highest viewing numbers and notes of interest in 10 years. It’s a great time to move, buy, and put properties on the market during this period.

In for Christmas and New Year!

If you put your property on the market now, you may be in a new home and settled by the busy festive period. If you’re trying to exchange over the Christmas period there may be delays due to the holidays – so it’s best to try and do it now so you aren’t caught up in any delays.

Job security

As the economy reopened, overall job security is looking positive as the furlough scheme was extended with bonuses for potential employers up until the end of January 2021. Whilst this is the case, it’s a good time – especially for first time homebuyers – to start thinking about buying your first home.


Many countries are increasing Covid-19 safety measures and the UK government is implementing travel quarantines as and when needed to try and reduce the spread of the virus. However, with the risk of cases increasing in the UK and surrounding countries over the winter months, it’s advisable to start your moving process whilst the market is fully open for business. If we have a second pandemic you may find that there are delays and so it’s better to start the process now.

Take a look at our current properties for sale and arrange a free property appraisal.

Whatever your reason for moving; whether it's for extra space, to downsize or you may simply have found your dream home, Nicol can help. Our knowledge of the local property market helps us develop a marketing plan that's right for you and your property.
We want our clients to be delighted with the service we provide. Listening to your needs and understanding your requirements is our starting point. To find out more about our approach to selling homes, download our comprehensive Guide to Selling your Property here.
If you are planning on selling your home, contact Nicol Estate Agents today for an appraisal of your property. Our Managing Director Douglas Nicol and Sales Manager Daniel Cohen carry out hundreds of market appraisals every year, giving them an intimate and unparalleled knowledge of the property market in Glasgow, from city centre apartments to family homes and building plots. We will talk to you about the property market in your area, compare sales evidence, local demand for similar properties, outline our tailored marketing plan and provide details of our sales support strategy right through to completion.