Spring officially starts next week, and with it comes a host of joys: longer days, trees in bud and flowers in bloom.
And if you’re selling a property, there’s something else to celebrate – a spike in buyers looking to make their next move.
Traditionally, spring is the busiest season for property sales (pre-pandemic data shows that properties listed in March sell the fastest*).
While successive lockdowns and the Stamp Duty holiday disrupted this seasonal order, normal activity is now resuming.
So, what’s the appeal of selling in spring? Here are four reasons why it makes good sense.
Animals aren’t the only ones who like to hibernate in winter. Freezing temperatures and shorter days mean many buyers delay their property search until well into the new year. But by March, they’ve thrown off their blankets and onesies and are eager to line up viewings.
If you want to wow potential buyers, your marketing photos must be high quality. Having your home photographed in spring, when natural light is abundant, will result in snaps that wouldn’t look out of place in a posh interiors magazine.
If your property has a garden, then it makes sense that buyers see this key feature in spring when it’s bursting with life. A well-tended garden can add significant value to your property, so make sure it’s tidy and colourful. And don’t forget to look after the front of your property, too. A few plants, along with a freshly painted front door, will create a good first impression.
The time’s right
Many buyers are keen to start the ball rolling in spring in the hope that they can finalise their move before the August holidays or the start of the new school year in September. There are also lots of bank holidays in April and May (don’t forget the extra one this year on 8 May for the Coronation), which are good for viewings.
If you’re considering selling your home, contact us here at Fells New Forest Property today for a free valuation.