When should you sell your house?

Posted on Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Are you holding back on putting your house on the market while economic uncertainties continue? As the summer ends and autumn begins it’s a great time to put your house on the market, so we don’t think you should delay!

The autumn months, in particular, gives you a great opportunity to get your house on the market. Prospective buyers are looking in earnest for their next home with the expectation of getting in there by Christmas – and you could join them!

You may have heard that the best time to sell your home is over the summer, with the increased daylight and the chance to show off your home and garden in warmer temperatures – although with the British summer this is never a given! However, this is an outdated view. Seasonal selling, like completing on a Friday, is not the only approach, so you shouldn’t restrict when you’re thinking of selling your house just because the summer is nearly over.

With that ‘back to school’ feeling, 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? 

You can use the last few weeks of the summer holidays to give your house a thorough clean and declutter. Take some time to analyse the market – where do you want to live? What do you want from your new home? Perhaps a bigger garden, a garage, better transport links or a bustling community feel – only you know what suits your family best. 

This is also the perfect time to do those little jobs you’ve been putting off. Optimise your time to make it more welcoming to potential viewers. It’s always a great to tidy up the garden, front and back, while the weather is still pleasant, as this is one area that often gets missed. 

Our teams are always happy to discuss your needs. Being long established in our areas of Reading and Langley, we know our community and can help you personally with your requirements. As independent estate agents we understand every aspect which effects a property’s price, such as School OFSTED reports, amenities, public transport links and more which enables us give you a fantastic overview. We can also provide an accurate valuation for your current home, maximizing your sale price. 

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