When Should You Sell Your House?
There are many reasons for selling a house, such as needing more space to accommodate a growing family, relocation to move closer to your workplace, moving closer to family, etc. Selling your house is a significant decision and it’s one that should be carefully considered.
Finding the right time to sell your house depends on a variety of factors, such as your personal situation, the type of neighbourhood you are in, and the type of house that you are selling. This can be a daunting process as there might be potential to lose money along the process of selling a house, but there might also be the potential to save money.
Seasonal variations are universal, but it’s worth taking a closer look at the local environment before you enter the property market. You would want to know if the local council has given planning permission for any local constructions as this could affect the buying intent of potential buyers. Major road works or renovations can be off-putting to potential buyers so it’s important to be aware of any construction work before selling your house.
Furthermore, check for any damages that may have gone unnoticed In or outside of the property. A damaged house will depreciate the value of the property and ultimately reduce the amount of money you receive for the house; also, potential buyers may lose interest if this problem isn’t fixed sooner.
Not Ready To Sell
If you don’t feel like you’re ready to sell your property yet, then don’t sell. It’s important to choose a time that suits you and your needs, not just the market. You can then give yourself more time to get things ready and tick more items off the list. If you are rushing your house onto the property market without being fully prepared, then you could be opening yourself up for failure.
If your home needs more time to complete major repairs and other types of work, then it’s important that you take the time to make your house as safe and as presentable as it can be. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you will need to fix every little problem, but the minor touches do go a long way. For example, addressing items such as crooked gates, worn wallpaper, and broken locks are all simple fixes that can make your home look much more presentable.
Price Of The House
The overall quality and presentability of the house make a significant difference to the cost. If there is any damage to the property that is left untreated, then that would heavily influence the price of your home. You would want to make sure that any major damages are repaired to keep your house in marketable condition and to prevent turning away potential buyers. The location of the house is also another major factor. If your property is located in a sought-after area then you can expect your property to be worth a lot more.
When it comes to selling your house in particular, you need to know the value of your house. Negotiations for pricing with potential buyers can be very difficult and it’s vital that you take the right measure to ensure that you are getting a fair deal. Many property sellers tend to use an estate agent as there is a wide range of benefits for doing so. One of the main benefits of using an estate agent is that they will have the experience and knowledge to help you market and sell your property.
At Hadleigh Estate Agents, we have over 40 years of experience in helping people to market and sell their properties. We offer a tailored service that walks you through every step of the way and we put your interests at heart. If you’re thinking of selling your house, then get in touch with us and provide an unbiased property appraisal.
Choosing The Right Season
Spring – This is one of the most popular times of the year to sell due to a variety of factors. In the Spring season, people don’t tend to go on holidays as they will probably go during the Summer or they are occupied with post-Christmas festivities. The weather during Spring is also often bright and dry which makes your gardens and lawns look much better.
Summer – This is one of the quieter times of the year to sell a property, mainly because everyone is occupied with their Summer holidays, especially families. Summertime also means the school holidays which may result in more parents being occupied with child care.
Autumn – Autumn can be a good season to consider if you’re planning on selling. Depending on if the weather is mild and there are no major events or holidays to distract potential buyers, then this could be the season to sell. When you find a potential buyer, you need to be ready to move quickly as after October, the property market tends to slow down towards Christmas.
Winter – Winter is often a very challenging time to sell a property due to the unexpected weather, people are very busy, and the Christmas festivities will also be near. If you’re unable to get your property ready for selling before December, then you may wish to consider waiting until the New Year to sell. This way, people won’t be occupied with the festivities and they will be thinking about the year ahead.
Contact Hadleigh Estate Agents for Property Selling
If you’re looking to sell your house, then please get in touch with our property experts. With over 40 years of experience, we are a market leader in the Harborne and Edgbaston area. Our friendly, experienced, and qualified team of estate and letting agents like to take the time to understand your needs to find out exactly what you’re looking for in the sale.
Get in touch with us on 0121 427 1213 or you can send us an email here.