When is the best time to sell up?

When is the best time to sell up?

29th Aug, 2019

Selling up can be a long, stressful and drawn out process -- especially if you've never done it before and you're unfamiliar with what to expect. 

Typically, as soon as the weather starts to improve, this offers a great opportunity to put your property on the market - but which season gives you the best chance to sell quicker?  

Autumn can be a great season to put your house on the market. The weather is usually still nice enough to make your home look good, and there are no major holidays to contend with. 

So now may be the perfect time to get your property ready and listed ahead of autumn - especially as the school holidays are almost over. 

You may need to be prepared to move quickly if you do find a buyer though, because after October the market tends to slow down considerably. 

Winter can be a difficult time to sell, particularly before Christmas. If you're not ready to put your home on the market before December, we would recommend waiting until January when people are looking ahead to the new year. 

Spring usually comes out on top as the best season to sell - this is because people aren't thinking about preparing for Christmas and holidays. The weather often improves during these months too, so your garden and rooms will look brighter, open and more visually appealing. 

And finally, summer. Although there is more chance of the sun shining - offering good lighting for property pictures - the majority of people are thinking about their time away from work, and less about moving house. Therefore, it may be a good idea to wait until the children go back to school. 

There are pros and cons to moving at any time of the year, so don't be put off about selling up during less popular periods. In reality, if you're ready, go for it -- it may take longer for the 'sold' sign to appear, but it will. 

If you'd like to see what's currently on the market, or you're interested in listing your home, head over to our site or contact one of our team. 

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