When it comes to property, Spring is regarded as the best season to sell your home. With gardens in bloom and good light around, there are plenty of reasons to consider selling up and moving house.
During the Spring months, casual prospective buyers are more likely to turn their passing interest into something more tangible and go to look at properties when the weather is good. Parents are also keen to look for property in Spring, as it means they will likely complete at some point over the Summer holidays.
Homebuyers should be rightly optimistic about getting a good sale price, but consequently should also be prepared to pay handsomely (and come up against stiff competition) for your next property. It could even make sense to sell whilst prices are so hot and rent for several months until rising inflation puts a dampener on the housing market, at which point prices would be expected to fall.
If you have considered putting your home on the market any time in the next year or so, check out these five reasons which make spring the ideal time.
Buyers are searching – A huge majority of home buyers want to move during summer. Many families have school or work vacations that make the moving process a little easier during this time. If you put your home on the market during spring, you ready things for someone to purchase and move in during this prime time.
The weather is cooperative – Yes, there may be a few spring rain showers here and there, but during the spring season (in most parts of the country), you’ll find that the weather is neither too hot nor too cold to keep buyers from searching. In addition, the spring sunshine makes for beautiful listing photos.
It’s a great time for home improvement – Whether you want to make improvements to your house to make selling easier, or you plan to sell your home as a fixer-upper, the knowledge that spring and the coming summer months is the perfect time to attend to these tasks will benefit you during the listing and sales process.
Your garden will look great – They say that curb appeal is one of the most important things that is considered when someone purchases a home. When you sell in springtime, the grass is green, the flowers are in bloom and your garden will look it’s very best. You may find that it’s a little easier to sell during this time just because of the extra “wow factor” your garden brings to the table.
The market is prime – Listen to any news or finance program and you’ll hear that the real estate market is booming. Take advantage of this benefit and pair it with all the other reasons to sell your home this spring. You may find that selling your property quickly and at your asking price is much easier than you ever imagined it would be.
As you can see, spring really is an excellent time to sell a home. However, don’t wait until the peak of the season to think about putting it on the market and expect to reap all the benefits. Act now and be ready to make a splash when the weather warms up and the sun comes out to shine.
Are you thinking of buying or selling during the Spring period? Get in touch with your local Adam Hayes Office today.