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BEST TIME TO SELL

The importance of realistically pricing property to sell.  As you are all aware, the property market has faced much uncertainty over the past couple of years.  We moved on beyond that period where any house on the market, at practically any price would almost certainly sell. 

This is why it is vital that each property on the market is priced at a realistic value and accurately reflects the local market.  This does not mean selling a property at an undervalued price it simply means that if you wish to sell your house then it must be accurately priced.

Any unprofessional agent can quote you high valuations and misguided figures, but achieving the sale in this climate is another matter altogether. 

When selling your house it is imperative that the final valuation figure that you receive is based on experience and local knowledge. It would be a useful exercise would be to ask for the values of comparable properties, just so you can get some realistic sale values in your head.

The last thing that anyone wants is your property for sale sitting and stagnating on the market for months with little interest because an agent has overpriced its value just to get you on board.

Selling your home is as stressful as buying a new property so ensure that you do all you can to value your property at its correct price. 

Note seasonal changes influence house sales

As with many different markets, seasonal change will influence the selling of property. For instance the spring is a good time to sell your house as this is the time that many people use to purchase so they can move over the summer and get their children into new schools by September.

If you wish to find these spring buyers, then you should be looking to put your house on the market by the end of February ready for an active sale closure to May and June.

The advantages of a spring sale means that you have longer daylight hours to fill up your home with as many viewings as possible, with more natural light and attractive gardens an added advantage.

Another season ideal for selling your property is autumn. Putting your house on the market in early September means you will appeal to buyers hoping to move in before Christmas.

However, beware as the autumn selling window is short and the best prospect for selling your home would be in the months of September and October as these offer enough time for the sale to complete before Christmas.

If you still end up searching for a buyer for your property after the autumn selling window then the purchaser will usually be in a stronger position, the market slow down post-Christmas.

In spite of all these factors it ultimately comes down to when you want to sell your home.

If you are motivated and prepared to market your house correctly then selling your property becomes a much easier task.

In the end, you are the main factor in achieving a favourable outcome.