This is a question we are often asked by those who are considering putting their property on the market. At the point of valuation, in our experience, not everyone is ready to go live with their property to the market.
For some, they may not have a choice of when the best time to sell due to matrimonial or financial reasons. If you are in a position where time is not an important factor, then this is a good question to ask your estate agent.
However, there is no scientific answer and there are not always the stats to back up an educated answer, so we are going to settle with; anytime.
In the current housing market, it all comes down to price.
Yes, a lovely garden will help the property get the necessary interest in the Spring time when the daffodils are in full bloom or maybe a family home is likely to sell better around April/May time as people like to move in the Summer holidays but you will find that there is nearly always a shortage of quality properties on the market at the right price.
Our approach is simple. [link to selling your property] We will always be honest with our market appraisals when it comes to price. Many potential clients will often say that they are in “no rush to sell” however, market trends and accurate valuation pricing will effectively determine the timescales.
On occasions, we may suggest to our vendors a slightly higher price if this is the case by with an air of caution as the plan is simple; the property goes onto the market to sell!
Stereotypically, estate agents will always want to get a property sold quickly. Less expenditure on marketing, more opportunities to move onto the next instruction etc. But, our approach is all about the service. Once the property goes to the market, we will do everything within our marketing arsenal to get the property details created, nice photography taken and of course advertised on all the necessary property portals online.
Having built a reputation for a first class service, we are in no rush. That doesn’t mean that we are not attentive to our clients needs but it does mean that we like to get it just right.
So, when is the best time?
The title of this article talks about the ‘best time’. Yes, Spring time photos look amazing. Yes, there are fewer people looking for a property around the Christmas period, but we will advise you on the demand from day one. That could determine the best time to go to the market.
If you are thinking of selling and would like an honest service from start to finish, get in touch with our team. We are truly a friendly bunch [link to meet the team page] but also super professional.