The latest research by lettings and sales agent, Benham and Reeves, has found that properties completing on Valentine’s Day sell for 8% more on average.
Based on sold price records, Benham and Reeves looked at the average sold price on 14 February over the last three years and how it compared to transactions across England and Wales over the rest of the year.
The data shows that last year, over 2,000 homebuyers sealed the deal on the 14 Feb with those home sellers breaking it off with their current property doing so with an average sold price of £317,993.
The previous year ‘V.Day’ sold prices hit £331,062, a 12% jump above the rest of the year, with 2017 seeing an increase of 7% in sold prices on Valentines Day when compared with the rest of the year.
The study also found that last year the difference between the most and least expensive Valentine’s Day sales was 30,979%, with the most expensive sale, a terraced house in Kensington and Chelsea’s St James’s Garden, going for £5,905,000. The most affordable was the sale of a terraced house in Durham’s Wheatley Hill for just £19,000.
Director of Benham and Reeves, Marc von Grundherr, said: “If you’re looking for that special someone that will stick with you through thick and thin, the good and the bad, and remain consistently reliable, look no further than the nation’s property market.
“While we’ve seen some tough times of late, the future is looking bright now we’ve broken up with the EU, and our departure has helped us discover a newfound level of confidence where buying and selling is concerned.”
He added: “However, if you have been lucky enough to secure a sale on Valentine’s Day over the last three years, chances are you’ve defied the Brexit blues and sold for a higher price than you might have throughout the rest of the year.”