Why Spring is the best time to sell your home

One of the most common questions real estate agents get asked is why Spring is the best time of year to sell.

Spring brings out the buyers. The days are warmer and longer, and there’s always a sense of renewal and optimism – and this year, with such a tough time of lockdowns, it’s expected to be busier than ever. 

These factors combine to make it an ideal time to sell your home and even begin a fresh chapter in your own life with a new dream home.

But don’t be influenced by Mother Nature too much. It’s important to sell at the time that best suits you. For example, you may need to synchronise your move so your children can begin at a new school with minimal disruption.

However, Spring is an optimal time to test the market because it traditionally achieves a fast-selling cycle, lots of buyer interest and high prices. 

As an experienced agency in our area, we have put together some key points to help you decide whether you should go to market this Spring or bide your time and wait for Summer.

  • More buyers – With more people looking to purchase, you should expect to receive more offers. This competition among buyers can help sustain your asking price or achieve a great result at auction.
  • Be competitive – Spring also attracts more properties against which you must compete. This means you need to make sure your home looks fantastic and your marketing campaign targets the right demographic. 
  • Curb appeal is critical – When preparing your home for sale, focus attention on the front of the home. A great-looking garden, full of Spring blooms at the front, can be a real winner. 
  • Light it up – Do everything possible to bring Spring indoors. Ensure the maximum amount of light is coming into your home. Cut back any shrubs or trees that might have grown in front of windows. Pull back the curtains and move furniture so you have a clear view of the garden.
  • Be an entertainer – An entertaining area is a huge plus in the Spring and Summer months. It’s worth enhancing or creating a barbecue area. And why not add some stunning pot plants to soften any dark or empty corners of the garden.