SHOULD YOU WAIT FOR SPRING OR IS WINTER THE TIME TO SELL?

 

It’s a common belief that Spring is the best time to sell a house, the flowers are out the weather is nice, but is it really the best time to put your home on the market? 

I’ll start by saying that not everyone has the luxury of waiting for the “best” time of year to sell, if that is you, then fret not, homes sell all year round.

However there are definitely times of the year when more homes sell, these tend to be March and April and September to November. But why are there these peaks? March and April is often due to the lower number of sales over the Christmas/New Years period when, lets face it, we all switch off a bit.

September to November is the Spring rush, there are lots of properties on the market and plenty of buyers keen to be in their new home before Christmas. The bit to take from that is that there are LOTS of properties on the market. Everyone thinks it’s best to market their property when the gardens are looking their best and when the sun is shining so more buyers will be out. With so many homes on the market it becomes over supplied, forcing owners at times to sell for less due to competing properties.

Genuine buyers don’t care if it’s raining!

Whilst the open inspections may get more people to them during the warmer months, many are just tyre kickers, out for a drive to enjoy the nice weather and having a sticky beak whilst they’re at it. During Winter the open inspections may be quieter, but so is the market, with less competition it can put you as a vendor in a powerful position.

If you are sitting back waiting for the flowers to bloom, then perhaps its time to rethink, beat your competition to the market and enjoy Spring in your new home.