Merry Christmas?I saw an advert the other day which was promoting a Christmas event in a restaurant. At first I was horrified. Fancy promoting a festive event in the last week of August?Even though we've not had much of a summer to enjoy weather wise my mind still isn't ready to conjure up thoughts of the colder, darker months.But this advert did get me thinking. Without making a rod for our own backs most sales take around three to four months to complete.We get a lot of people coming to us in September and October saying they want to be in their new place for Christmas.Autumn and winter house hunters are usually the more motivated and serious people in the market. They have a deadline for when they want to be in their new homes which often makes the sale smoother to transact. It's the old 'where there's a will there's a way' approach.If you're thinking of moving and want to be carving up the turkey in a new home it's time to be like that restaurant I mentioned and act NOW.I wrote recently explaining how property sellers can gain an advantage by getting their property on the market at the start of September. That ties into this blog too.Christmas may feel a long way away at the moment but you'll be pulling crackers and watching repeats of Only Fools and Horses before you know it.Thanks for reading., I saw an advert the other day which was promoting a Christmas event in a restaurant.