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When is the best time to sell a house?
Did you know that there are times you can sell your house that will play to your favour? If you’re looking to sell a house, it’s important that you understand the peaks and troughs of the year so that you give your property the best chance of selling.
A New Year
A New Year means a fresh start for a lot of people. Because of this, it also makes it a popular time of year to sell up and search for a new house. This period predominantly sees people at the start of their search and it may take some months before they make a final decision. Still, it's a good time if you’re looking to sell as lots of people will be exploring their options when it comes to potentially relocating.
This is widely regarded as the best time to both buy and sell, as people often want to move into a property or out of one before summer rolls around. For those buying, it means that they’ve had a few months since the New Year to consider their options. The Easter Holidays provide ample time for people to come and view properties, too. Not to mention that days are growing longer and lighter, making your house look more appealing when it comes to viewings.
There’s usually a slowdown in sales and purchases during summer as people find their schedules too busy to move house. There are things like summer holidays, longer evenings, and better weather to enjoy, and many people put off of moving until a more settled time of year.
There’s often a spike during Autumn as the Summer Holidays end, people return from their vacations, and children start back at school. People looking to move before Christmas usually get started hunting down their next home during this period.
Winter can sometimes be a more challenging time to sell. Most are preparing for Christmas and with shorter days, people are less inclined to spend their evenings trying to arrange house viewings. While these are trends we see year in year out, it doesn’t mean that you can’t sell your home in Winter or Summer.
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