When is the best time to sell my home?

Posted on Thursday, October 13, 2016

If you’re thinking of selling your house, you might be hesitant to put it on the market as winter approaches. You may have heard that the best time to sell your home is over the summer, when you can take advantage of the increasing daylight and warmth to show off your home and garden. However, this is an outdated view. Seasonal selling, like completing on a Friday, is not the only approach.

You can put your house on the market at any time, and there are advantages to each season. Take a look at our guide to find out more.

Spring

Obviously a traditional time for putting your house on the market, spring cleaning your life and making the most of warming temperatures. If everything goes well you’ll be in your new home for summer - get out in the garden and celebrate!

Summer

Everyone feels happier when the sun is shining, and this positive attitude can make for a buoyant property market. Longer daylight hours can increase the potential for buyers to see your home in natural light, and there may be a push to get into a new home before autumn arrives.

Autumn

Another good time of year for a ‘metaphorical’ spring clean – when the kids go back to school and a new term starts, it’s a great time to think about moving to a larger home, downsizing, or finding a house that fulfills your needs. Is your old house holding you back?

Winter

There are a lot of tips and trips for making your home attractive to buyers in winter, and a cosy home is a very happy one. Think about New Years Resolutions and fresh starts in January too, a great motivation for looking for a new home!

If you’re thinking of putting your house on the market, any time of year is a good opportunity to make the most of your current property and find your dream home. Contact us today to find out more