House hunting or lunch with the in-laws?

House hunting or lunch with the in-laws?
For those desperate to find a property the long weekend will provide a great chance to get away from work and put in some serious viewing hours

An eggciting new piece or research from online estate agent, eMoov.co.uk, has found that those looking to buy a home across the UK would rather spend their long Easter weekend house hunting than having lunch with their in-laws.

eMoov surveyed 1,000 current UK homebuyers and asked them – “How would you rather spend your bank holiday weekend?”

Despite the stress of finding that perfect property and the miles travelled in bank holiday traffic, 34.5% of UK buyers would happily spend their four-day weekend on this endeavour. House hunting even beat an Easter egg hunt (22.5%) to the top spot, highlighting that those struggling to sell could maximise their chances by being available over the bank holiday to host potential buyers.

Having lunch with the in-laws was the preferred choice of just 8.3%, the second least popular choice second only to catching up on work (6.2%).

Those surveyed would also prefer to waste away the weekend in bed (17%) or carry out DIY projects on their house (11.1%) rather than spend a day with the mother or father-in-law.


Russell Quirk, founder and CEO of eMoov.co.uk, commented: “It won’t come as much of a shock that the majority of us would duck a lunch with the mother or father-in-law in order to house hunting. Whether that’s due to the importance of finding a property or a fear of the in-laws themselves is an individual influence and I couldn’t possibly comment.

This research does go to show the importance of making your property available to potential buyers over the bank holidays and other breaks. For those desperate to find a property the long weekend will provide a great chance to get away from work and put in some serious viewing hours, so those that might be struggling to sell should utilise this opportunity to maximise their chances.”

How would you rather spend your Easter bank holiday weekend?    

House hunting and viewing properties 34.50%
Easter egg hunt 22.50%
In bed 17.00%
DIY on your current property 11.10%
Lunch with the in-laws 8.30%
Catching up on work 6.20%
None of the above    1.00%

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  1. MHMH13 April 2017 14:04:05

    You are right that the bank holidays are going to be spoiled in looking for the properties. But people who want to sell their property and looking for the better relocation, they can get benefits of this opportunity.

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