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Seasonal change influences house sales

As with many different markets, seasonal change greatly influences the selling of property. For instance, Spring is a good time to sell your house as this is the time that many people use to purchase so they can get their children into new schools by September. If you wish to capture these Spring home movers, then you should be looking to put your house on the market by the end of February ready for an active period close to May and June. The advantages of a Spring sale means that you have longer days to fill up your home with as many viewings as possible, with more natural light and in bloom gardens added advantages.

Another season ideal for selling your property is Autumn. Putting your house on the market in early September means you will appeal to buyers hoping to move in before the Christmas period. However, beware as the Autumn selling window is short and the best prospect for selling your home would be in the months of September and October as these offer enough time for the sale to complete before Christmas.

If you still end up searching for a buyer for your property after the Autumn selling window then they will usually be in a stronger position, as post Christmas signals a traditional market slowdown.

In spite of all these factors it ultimately comes down to you when selling your home. If you are motivated and prepared to market your house correctly then selling your property becomes a much easier task. In the end, you are the determining factor.

 

The importance of realistically pricing property to sell

As we are all aware, the property market has faced much uncertain over the past couple of years. We are no longer in a period where any house on the market, at practically any price, will almost certainly sell.

This is why it is vital that each property on the market is priced realistically and accurately. This does not mean selling a property at an undervalued price it simply means that if you wish to sell your house then it must be priced correctly. Any unprofessional agent can quote you high valuations and misguided figures, but achieving the sale in this climate is another matter altogether.

When selling your house it is imperative that the final valuation figure that you receive is based on experience and knowledge of the area by highly trained local agents. A useful exercise would be to ask for the values of comparable properties, just so you can get some realistic sale values in your head. The last thing that anyone wants is your property for sale sitting and stagnating on the market for months with little interest because an agent has overinflated its value just to get you on board.

Selling your home is equally as stressful as purchasing a new property so ensure that you do all you can to value your property at its correct price.

Richard Hall

"Where do i start - the whole experience of using Galloways has been fantastic from start to finish! As soon as we met Steve and Sasha we knew they were a very rare breed - estate agents who are honest and will be totally upfront with you. You do not feel you are "just a number" which is very refreshing. They have years of experience in the industry and are lovely people to deal with. There is no hard sell - just honesty, integrity and professionalism. Their valuation of our property was totally spot on - unlike some of the high street names who totally over-inflate prices to win the business then tell you 3 months later the "market has dipped" and you have to reduce your price. They are local experts which puts them streets ahead (excuse the pun) of the competition! This local knowledge meant that not only did they price the property accurately, they got viewings quickly and of the right caliber. They also worked extremely hard to get us the best price and we were delighted with the end result - even a few weeks after Brexit they got us viewings and a reasonably quick sale at the price we wanted!! You really get the feeling they are totally with you every step of the way and want make the whole process as smooth as possible. We had a number of serious legal issues during our sale and purchase and this was handled wonderfully by the team at Galloways with them going above and beyond to make everything happen. They even recommended a fantastic solicitors who, coupled with Galloways made a formidable team! In contrast to the online estate agent and solicitors used by our seller they were light years ahead. Although slightly cheaper than Galloways they were absolutely awful! i did not get a phone call in 7 weeks from the sellers estate agent and had to do all their work for them - Gallows on the other hand called me constantly with updates and were always available - filling me with confidence that everything was going to happen. I cannot speak more highly of them and would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone who wants to sell their property in the area."

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