One of the questions asked most in property is “When is the best time of year to sell my home?”, and of course the answer can vary depending on your own personal circumstances and reasons for selling.
If you’ve just spotted your dream home on the market and don’t want to miss out then there is no time like the present to get things rolling, but what if you are intent on achieving the highest price possible and aren’t in any rush?
Usually this is the best time to sell as typically there are more buyers looking than at any other time of the year. It is worth bearing in mind though that there are also usually more properties for sale as well!
Summer, where we are now (allegedly anyway – as I write this the rain is lashing at the windows!)
Many people think that this is a great time to sell, but while it certainly isn’t the worst, by listing now you could well miss out on buyers who are either on or preparing to go on holiday. Remember the more people who want to buy your home the more it will sell for.
Top Tip: If you are thinking of selling later this year and have a decent camera pick a nice day and take some external pictures of your home and garden (making sure the grass is cut, bins are out of shot and hedges trimmed). No amount of camera wizardry can replace a picture taken on a nice sunny day.
Demand returns to the market around the end of September, making October one of the best times of the year to sell. If I were selling my home this year it would be around this time that I would be looking to put it on the market.
Demand is lowest the closer we come to Christmas, unless you can’t help it I would recommend waiting for New Year to be out of the way.
If you are thinking of selling in the next 6-12 months why not download our FREE Essential Guide To Selling Your Home In SE18, SE28 And SE2 which is full of hints and tips on the best (and cheapest) was to prepare your home for sale.