Why summer can be a great time to sell your property

With average house prices at an all-time high, this summer could be the time to put your London or Manchester property on the market

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Summer is a great time for getting outdoors and enjoying barbeques and music festivals – but what about selling your house in the summer?

Traditionally a quieter time for the property market, here we take a look at why in the modern online world it might be the best time to put your property on the market.

  • People keen to move before the summer ends and the schools start back
  • Good weather means you can present your home looking its best
  • Online virtual tours mean buyers can search for their dream home even on holidays

What makes summer a good time to sell your house?

While spring is traditionally a busy time in the property market, more people are realising that summer can be a better time to sell their property. It’s not just that buyers are increasingly looking to move in the summer months, but sellers find it can suit them best to put their property on the market in the summer.

Why people find it better to sell their property in the summer:

  • The good weather means you can present your house at its best, and especially if you have a garden or outdoor area.
  • With longer days and possibly a quieter time at work, you have more time to get your house ‘sale-ready’ and deal with the all the processes involved in selling.
  • Buyers are keen to conclude the sale and move before school term starts, and so offer a higher price to make this happen.
  • You’re not disrupting your own family life during school term or the dreary winter months.
  • You can head out for the day or even be away on holidays while the viewings are happening.
  • With email, instant messaging, video calls, your estate agent can take care of everything wherever you are in the world.

Why do people like to buy property in the summer?

There is often so much going on with work or during school term the rest of the year, people now find that the summer is the only time they can consider looking for and moving to a new house before the work or family-life frenzy starts again.

Even being away on holidays doesn’t prevent the sale process going ahead, because in a connected world they know their dream house is becoming a reality to come home to.

Why people like to buy property in the summer:

  • With more downtime, they finally have the time to start looking at new houses to buy.
  • They can get a much better feel for a house on a fine summer’s day than during a cold wet dreary winter.
  • With online virtual tours of properties, people dreaming of the good life while away on holidays can start making a shortlist of properties to view and even make viewing appointments for their return.
  • People like to have settled into their new home before the schools start back and rainy days start again. Nobody likes moving boxes in the rain!

Why sell your house this summer?

A lack of available homes is driving prices, so your property is in big demand!

With the temperatures in the UK hitting a record high, house prices are also hitting new records according to Halifax.

The mortgage lender said that house prices in June rose by 1.8% – the steepest monthly increase since 2007. This means the month of June delivered the 12th consecutive monthly rise in UK house prices with average house prices now at an all-time high. A lack of available homes was one of the reasons for the rise in prices, resulting in a big demand for your property.

All this means it’s not just high temperatures you can enjoy this summer, but you can also look forward to getting a high price for your property too!

What makes Henry Wiltshire the estate agent of choice?

Here at Henry Wiltshire, our property professionals use their experience to make sure your experience of selling your property is the best in the industry.

From our estate agent offices across London and Manchester, we use our local knowledge to deliver a hands-on and hassle-free journey through the selling process, no matter where you are. Our online cutting-edge virtual tours technology ensures the widest market of potential buyers gets a first-class impression of your property.

We’re here all summer to show your property in the best possible light, so contact us today while the market is hot!

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