If you’re thinking of selling your home this year, then you best start the process. Spring is apparently the best time to sell your property, as it’s not only flowers that are blooming, but buyers looking for a house too!
Here’s why Spring is the best season to sell and how you should be going about putting your property on the market:
A More Convenient Time to Move
Spring is a season where people start searching for their perfect home because of many different reasons. Firstly, families who have found a home before the Summer holidays begin have time to adjust and move into their new home during the calmness of the six-weeks holiday, when parents won’t have to worry about their children taking time off school to move. Also, there won’t be a rush to cram in moving before the school term begins. Furthermore, those without children will find the Summer holidays more convenient to take time off from work too.
It also means buyers and potentially sellers are in their homes way before the festive period starts so they are ready for the chaos of Christmas, without the added stress of having to move to a new house as well.
Appeal to the Senses
Your house will look nicer during the Spring months – the grass will be greener, trees will be fuller, and flowers will be blossoming. Your garden or front lawn will look more appealing to buyers, thus making your house more aesthetically pleasing.
People tend to avoid going out and viewing houses in the colder months because of the weather. Also, properties look a lot less appealing in the dark and rain. In Spring, days start to get longer again meaning there’s more hours in the daylight to visit potential properties. Therefore, sellers are more likely to get possible buyers through the threshold. Also, it’s Spring and people start to shed off the dreary moods caused by Winter and the slump after Christmas – individuals are more likely to be in a better mood and come to view your property with a more positive attitude.
Commence the Bids
With such a busy season, as a seller you are far more likely to get a better price for your house. You can put your property on for a higher price and get a better offer from buyers. Also, buyers will be bountiful, so houses will be more in demand. You are not only more likely to get a lot of bids on your property, but also far more higher offers as each buyer tries to outbid each other.
Sell and Buy Quickly
Although you are a seller, you can also benefit as a future buyer too. Many sellers want the sale of their house to move fast, so they can too purchase their next property quickly. In Spring, the turnover of buyers and sellers is quick because of the amount of people selling and buying. Therefore, a seller can sell their house at a quicker and higher priced rate, so they can buy their house at a more flexible and convenient time.