Selling In Spring

What is the Best Season to Sell Your House?

The property market in Devon usually follows similar spikes and dips year after year, which means, if you’re ready to sell, you can use this knowledge to work out the best time to put your home on the market.

Putting your property up for sale when many prospective buyers are looking makes sense as it makes it more likely that there will be higher competition for each available property, allowing you to get the very best price.

The great news for those looking to sell a house in Devon is that spring is the top season for prospective buyers. The worry of increased interest rates and the threat of falling prices has not materialised and the market is changing to a more normal level. However there is still a lack of properties in the market at the moment.

Why Is Spring The Top Selling Month?

There’s no denying that spring is the best time to put your property on the market. There are no major festivals or holidays (apart from an extra Bank Holiday for the Coronation this year), the weather starts to improve, and outdoor spaces come into their own to boost your home’s kerb appeal.

Evenings during springtime are also lighter, so you can maximise the potential of your viewings, with the weather typically being good enough to ensure prospective purchasers can see your garden in its full, glorious state. Remember to take photos when your garden is looking its best, see our article here.

What Happens If I Can’t Sell In Spring?

Of course, while selling during spring is an ideal situation, it isn’t always a practical option. Luckily, there are things you can do to turn any season in your favour and make your home as appealing to buyers as possible.

At Chartsedge, we have some helpful tips to assist you in achieving a speedy sale, whatever the time of year.

Selling In Summer

Summer doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to selling properties. Families are generally busy during this season, with the school break and many people going away on their holidays. Traditionally, people rarely splurge a lot of money in the summer as they’re already spending income on trips and activities.

To maximise the potential of your home in summer, your best course of action is to focus on your property’s outdoor spaces, so make sure your garden looks good. Don’t forget to open the windows to allow the cool air and summer scents to flow, making your rooms feel airy and spacious.

Selling In Autumn  

If you’re ready to sell your property in Devon during autumn, you can still feel optimistic about securing a speedy sale because Autumn is the second top season for purchasers to seek out a new property.

Autumn has no significant holidays for you to deal with, and when compared with summer and winter, prospective buyers have fewer financial commitments to consider. Your home is still likely to look its best from the summer months, and there are unlikely to be any severe weather conditions to contend with.

Selling In Winter  

Typically, the cold months of winter don’t bring sellers a lot of success since winter not only brings with it some gloomy weather but also a lot of financial stress. Energy bills go up, and the festive season is on the horizon, leading to prospective buyers delaying their decisions until after the turn of the year. Your home doesn’t always look its best during the winter, either. Having said that many people that are seriously looking want to move by Christmas so are particularly focused.

Your garden won’t be in bloom, and the hours of daylight are short. You can, however, use those dark nights to show off your home’s warm and welcoming ambience by adding cosy decorative elements, candles, and soft lighting to highlight its features. If you have an open fire or a log burner, make sure it’s lit for viewings!

No matter when you’re putting your home on the market, let our team at Chartsedge be your first port of call.

Give us a call today on 01803 505115 or drop us an email at info@chartsedge.co.uk to start your selling journey!