Putting your property on the market is one of the biggest decisions you are likely to make, so choosing the right time of year to advertise your home could be crucial. We have therefore put together this handy guide compiling our thoughts on when you should be thinking about selling.
Winter - December can be a slow month for viewing levels as potential buyers have more seasonal activities on their mind. However, home movers wishing to look around properties at this time are often more motivated and therefore the number of viewings to achieve a sale is often far lower. As market activity increases during the New Year January and February are usually progressive months leading to a stronger market come spring.
Spring – March indicates the start of a noticeable increase in buyer activity and with that a greater number of properties tend to come to market. As the clocks change and we move into April & May Easter & public holidays allow viewers greater flexibility to search for that dream home whilst properties are looking their best.
Summer – The market trend will continue into June with the height of activity only abating towards the end of July when home seekers begin to think about summer holidays. August can, therefore, be a slightly quieter period for properties coming to market and somewhat unpredictable. However, the increase in activity isn’t far away.
Autumn – Schools are back from the summer holidays and the property market is back with a boom. New vendors will be instructing their homes to market and we expect September to be a great time for those wishing to be settled into their new home by Christmas. Gardens look great for pictures in early autumn showcasing homes to maximise potential values. October will also see strong market conditions with activity not slowing down until late November.
So when is the best time to sell?
Well, there is no hard & fast rule with market conditions fluctuating over the calendar year. What we can say is that September is as good a time as any so why wait until 2018?
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