Last Updated: 26/09/2016
There has been a great deal of debate about when the best time to market your home for sale and in the present day, there is a good argument for all of the different seasons. Spring is stull the leading time of year for sales but many savvy sellers and buyers realise the benefits of property transactions at other times of the year.
This includes autumn, and there are many reasons why marketing your home in autumn is of benefit.
This time of year doesn’t clash with holidays
Traditionally the summer months feature a lull for the property market. With so many people enjoying holidays or other activities, buying or selling homes may not be at the forefront of their thoughts. However, this cannot continue forever and it may be that by the time autumn comes around, people have decided that they should be active in the property market.
There are no major holiday periods or celebrations at this time of year that would impact on the property market in a significant way, so autumn can be a strong time to sell your home in an effective manner.
Some homes and areas look stunning in autumn
Let’s face it; there are some homes and areas that look majestic in the autumn. The turning of the leaves and the crisp air can create an atmosphere that paints your home in the best possible light. If you have the time, budget or inclination to add seasonal flourishes to your home, your property can create a very good impression.
The time of year can be of benefit if you have a warm and cosy home with people picturing themselves enjoying great nights in by the fire or looking forward to long walks and viewing the changing of the leaves. If the area around your home looks at its best at this time of year, make sure that this is a feature of your presentation.
People will want to move before Christmas and end of year festivities
A very good reason to sell during autumn is many buyers will be motivated to conclude a deal quickly. Autumn provides a few months for people to review and then buy a home but equally, many buyers will want to be settled into their new property before the festive period or the worse weather begins. This deadline can motivate buyers, which means you may see faster bids or bids of a higher nature, which can only be a positive thing if you are looking to sell your home and then move on to your next property.
There should be less competition
While there are many reasons to market your home at different times of the year, there will still be people and estate agents who promote the benefits of marketing property in spring. If that means some people won’t market their property in autumn, it is good news for you. If there is less supply of property, you stand a greater chance of making a positive impact, so you could sell your home faster and/or for a greater price.
There isn’t a bad time of year to place your property on the market but Autumn offers a number of benefits that should help you to sell in an effective and efficient manner.