Why spring is the best time of year to sell your house

Thu 21 Mar 2019

When thinking about selling your home, there are a number of factors that need to be taken into account; the condition of your property, the area in which it is situated, and the current market conditions. However, one of the biggest things that can sway your decision of when to sell your house is the timing. After all, is there ever a ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ time of year to sell a property?

Arguably, the spring months are often seen as one of the best times of year to sell your house, and here’s some of our top reasons why.

Longer, brighter days

From an aesthetic perspective, the spring offers sunnier, brighter days and fairer weather which, quite literally, offers your property to the market in a more positive light, making it more appealing to potential buyers. The longer days and extended daylight also mean more potential viewing time.

Foliage starts to bloom

Similarly, during the spring, your garden, outside space and general surrounding areas will be in bloom, helping to make the area you live in look its best. Long gone are the days of leafless trees and bare lawns!

Moving for school catchment areas

Buyers hoping to move in the spring will, more often than not, have moved in to their new homes by the time summer comes around. That makes house hunting at this time of year very attractive to families trying to coincide moving with the end of the school year or beginning of the summer holidays to ensure they are in the catchment area of their desired schools.

Increase in registered buyers

Once the excitement of the new year is over, people begin to reassess their options and objectives for the remainder of the year and it’s during the spring months that we see an increase of people registering to buy a property. As a seller, this means you have a wealth of potential buyers who you know are actively looking to make a purchase, boosting your chances of securing a swift sale.

Stock levels are lower

With more people looking to buy, but less properties available for them to view, the supply and demand dynamic favours the seller, meaning the likelihood of you achieving a better price for your property is higher.

If you’re considering selling your home but are unsure if now is the best time, we recommend getting a market appraisal to fully understand how much your home could sell for and what the current market is like for properties similar to yours in your area. Call your local Leaders property experts on 01903 890 033.