The average number of prospective buyers registering with estate agent branches in the UK is up 10 per cent from December 2016, according to the National Association of Estate Agents. With this pool of house hunters expanding and market confidence growing, it’s a great time to sell property using Strutt & Parker’s National Open House Day.

A buyer can walk through the door on a viewing and take just 30 seconds to decide if they like the house. For those houses with instant kerb appeal, holding an Open House Day is a fantastic opportunity to capitalise on this.

Fred Cook, Partner at Strutt & Parker in Salisbury, explains: “If a prospective buyer instantly likes your house, but knows there are six other couples also walking around commenting on how beautiful the property is, this competitive edge might naturally encourage them to put in an offer sooner. Similarly, if a buyer likes a house before our National Open House Day starts, it is not uncommon for an early offer to be secured so as not to risk losing it.”

Although 90 per cent of searches still start online, nothing replaces the value of seeing a property in real life. Since 2009, the amount of properties taking part in Strutt & Parker’s National Open House Day has soared by 28 per cent and the number of viewers on the day has increased by 41 per cent. If you would like to take part in Strutt & Parker’s next event, it will be held nationally on Saturday 13th May. To find out more, visit