The benefits of putting your house on the market over Easter
While there is no time of year that guarantees the perfect sale, some months are better than others. If you’re considering selling your property in Surrey in 2018 then we are coming up to one of the optimum times in which to do it. Easter has traditionally proven a very successful option for home sellers looking to achieve a fairly swift sale and a good price.
Why put your house on the market over Easter?
Other than the very determined buyers, you’re much more likely to get a broader audience for your home by putting it on the market when the weather starts to improve. As the clocks go forward, longer days allow for more viewing time and warmer weather means less cancellations. Plus, the spring sunshine tends to make properties look more attractive (as long as they’ve had a good clean). So, if you’re putting your house on the market over Easter then you’re much more likely to get a higher volume of buyers who see your home in a more positive light.
The Easter holidays
Every property benefits from a little attention before it’s put onto the market. The Easter holidays are the ideal time to do all those little jobs – from decluttering to painting – that could help you to improve the feel and aesthetics of your property for buyers.
A better valuation
You’re much more likely to get a higher valuation for your property towards the peak months of the year. Assessors tend to work with the most recent data from homes in your area so if you’re putting your home on the market in winter when sales are lower your valuation will be lower too. However, wait until Easter when the market has picked up and you’re far more likely to end up with a better valuation.
Statistically, there are more buyers on the market during spring and summer because people generally find it more convenient to move around this time. There could be any number of reasons for this, from avoiding the winter weather, to being able to schedule a move to align with time off work. If you’re keen to make it easy to improve the chances of a good sale then catering to buyer convenience will make a big difference.
The best possible price
Perhaps one of the biggest advantages of putting a property on to the market at Easter is that you’re much more likely to achieve a better price. A busier market means that there are more people looking and so there will be more competition that could help to ensure you get the best possible price for the property. Sales can be slow during autumn and winter and that can push sellers into compromises that are much less likely to happen with properties listed in the spring or summer months.
It’s not unheard of for buyers to get into bidding wars for properties in winter but this is much more likely to happen in the warmer months of the year when the number of interested buyers multiplies.
If you’re looking to sell a property, whether that’s a house in Surrey or an apartment in Hampshire, we can help. Our expert team understands the subtleties of the UK property market and can help you to negotiate it. Contact us today to find out more.