Here’s why Summer is the best time to sell your property.
Summer is not just the most pleasant time of year for people who enjoy warmer weather and having the opportunity to enjoy barbecues and music festivals; it may be the best time to sell your property. While the property market has long held that spring is the best time of year to sell your property, there is a growing realisation that summer is an optimum time of year to promote your home and attract the interest of potential buyers.
There are a number of reasons for this change in perception with respect to selling your home. There used to be a number of barriers which would impact on the ease of selling a home in summer, but new technologies and the changing nature of life means that these previous impediments are no longer as important. There is also the fact that the summer months bring a number of benefits which can help present your home in the best possible manner.
Communication is easier thanks to modern technology
It used to be the case that many businesses would shut down in summer due to people going away on holiday. If people involved with the buying or selling process were on holiday, the process could grind to a halt. Take on the board the fact that selling a home would involve the selling party, their intermediaries, the potential buyer and their representatives and you have the potential for four separate groups to be away, which could prevent negotiations taking place or discussions being reached.
This is no longer the case and the development of internet technology means it is as easy to contact someone halfway around the world as it is to contact someone in the next street. The emergence of the internet has also made it easy to showcase your home and for potential buyers to get a feel for the property. Online virtual viewings and property portals mean that a potential buyer can see what the property is like and learn about what a property has to offer before they step foot on the property. This means that a lot of the initial work in selling a property can be undertaken even if people are on hand or unable to meet with other people.
The summer months are more appealing for moving home
There is also the fact that the improved weather should make it easier to move home, which means that both buyers and sellers will be keen to conclude a property deal for the summer. The thought of moving boxes and belongings on a warm sunny morning is a lot more enticing than carrying out the same move on a damp autumn day, so this is a factor why the summer is a good time to place your property on the market.
There is also the fact that many potential buyers will be keen to have their family settled in a new home before the new school term. Summer is the last opportunity to ensure this happens, so you can see why many potential buyers will be motivated to conclude a property purchase before the end of summer, which is of benefit to people looking to sell their home quickly and effectively.
Another factor in why summer is the ideal time to sell a home is the fact that this is when your home should look at its best. If you have a garden area, you should be able to make a positive first impression on any potential buyer. Spending some time in your garden, or hiring a professional to do so, can impress buyers before they even step foot inside your home, and this can be a big factor in ensuring you experience a high level of demand for your property.