Selling this Autumn? Here's Our Top Tips!
18 October 2022
As the leaves begin to change colour and pumpkin spice latte promotions ramp up, you may think it is pointless to imagine yourself moving home by the end of the year. It is a common misconception that the closer we get to the winter months; the property market shuts down and begins hibernating.
Given the extremely active and unpredictable property market trends we have seen post-Brexit and pandemic, we can assure you that the autumn and winter seasonal months are still a booming time for buying and selling property!
Fewer listings = less competition
Simply, there is not enough good quality stock available on the open market to meet the high level of demand from keen and ready buyers. Due to most sellers thinking the last part of the year is a bad time to sell, we are here to remind you that fewer property listings mean that it’s easier to give your property’s advertisement more exposure and encourage competitive interest from serious buyers.
A new home for Christmas
When listening your home for sale in the autumn months, you end up having a very strong chance of agreeing on an offer for your property sale and being in your new home (purchase or rental) just in time to celebrate the holiday season. Typical trends with a date of entry with offers agreed are around 6-8 weeks from when your offer is accepted.
Highlight the ‘year-round beauty’ of your listing
The weather tends to give us quite drab and dreary days once the clocks change in the autumn and often, your garden space isn’t at its best around this time. Choosing a solicitor estate agent that works with professional photographers and marketing companies with state-of-the-art tech will ensure that your property’s advertisement displays year-round beauty with a blue-sky promise.
The key is warm and cosy
It’s understandable you may want to save on your gas and energy bills as the cost of living rises and the cold nights come in, however, you also want buyers to feel comfortable in your property during viewings. Be sure to have your heating on when you are carrying out viewings, and, if you have a fireplace, highlight it with a cosy fire. Don’t forget those lovely cosy throws and cushions too!
Flexibility is important
During the autumn and winter months you only get so much daylight. Attempt to schedule viewings for your property when the sun is still shining. Choose a solicitor estate agency that can offer a full-service property package to include accompanied property viewings covered on your behalf so that you can take advantage of viewings during the daytime when you may be at work and/ or at the weekends, so that you can enjoy that precious time with family, leaving the stress and hassle of the viewings to the professionals.