With the end of the year fast approaching many potential sellers will be thinking about marketing their property early in 2012: although we still have two perfectly good months of this year remaining! There is a perception that this isn't a good time of year to be selling and new 'listings' dip dramatically in November and December. I've never fully understood where that perception comes from. Particularly as demand from buyers remains fairly constant, even during the run-up to Christmas – in 2010 we agreed 5 sales between 1st - 23rd December. Come the start of 2012 a lot of vendors decide to put their house up for sale leading to increased competition. My hope is that sellers will realise this and continue to provide new properties for to satisfy buyers' desire to buy property at this time of year.