One of the most common questions we are asked is ‘when is the best time to sell my home’.
Whilst demand will differ with the seasons, it can totally depend on the type of home you are looking to sell. For example, a four bedroom detached house in the Village of Borden will captivate a different audience to a two bedroom apartment in Sittingbourne’s Town Centre.
Traditionally December is a quieter time of year for the sale of most properties but it can be a great time to sell if your home appeals to a first-time-buyer. Listing your home at this time of year will mean less competition and in a market where demand is high and supply is low, you can expect to see great prices achieved.
Most families will start to plan for the year ahead over the Christmas period, when time away from work gives the opportunity to research property prices, comparable properties sold within the area and the latest mortgage deals.
January will see a steady increase in buyer activity with a wider choice of available properties coming to the market. With the children back to school and the Christmas decorations packed away, this can be a great time to make sure your home is presented in its best light.
Spring will see a whole new crop of properties come to the market with many making plans to be in their new home before the summer. Spring is often the best time of year to showcase your home with the blossoming garden, beautiful blue skies and bright interior shots helping give a great first impression.
The summer holidays, July to August will see less buyer activity due to family holidays. Sales remain steady throughout this period but there is a possibility you will limit your market.
Demand will often swell in September, giving you the perfect opportunity to get a quick sale.
The local housing market in Sittingbourne has experienced huge demand in 2015 and 2016 with properties consistently selling throughout both years. The planned regeneration of the Town Centre has dramatically raised enquiries from out of area buyers looking to invest in the area.