Is There a Best Season to Sell Your Home?

Posted: 1st March 2017

Springtime is assumed by most people to be the best season to sell your home, and with good reason. The leaves have returned to the trees, gardens are in full bloom, and the milder weather makes it more pleasant when out and about viewing properties. Everything just starts to look better and there’s more natural light flooding into interior spaces. It’s also a popular time of year for families who are keen to get settled into their new homes for the start of the school summer holidays.

The fact is, however, that every season is a good time to sell a property. Spring, summer, autumn and winter all have unique and varying qualities that make them appealing. Whilst the very end of the year is quieter in terms of property availability, plenty of people are looking to buy or holding out for the perfect home. It all balances out – it simply depends on who’s looking and the section of properties on offer at that time. If someone happens to be hunting for a home just like yours, it really doesn’t matter a great deal what time of year it is.

The most important thing is to market your property well, target the relevant audience and attract the right viewers – and this is something we at Nicol Estate Agents are perfectly equipped to do for you.

Local Property Trends in East Renfrewshire

Because of the low interest rates, mortgage approvals are at an all time high – which makes the local East Renfrewshire market quite competitive and most definitely a sellers market. As a consequence we have active, vetted buyers waiting for three, four and five bedroom homes in Clarkston, Eaglesham, Giffnock, Newton Mearns and Whitecraigs areas – find out more here.

External influences on seasonal trends

Naturally, there are many external influences that can affect the property market, such are mortgage deals and interest rates, the political climate, the economy, and local development. Before making the decision to sell, it’s incredibly important to sit down with a reputable, experienced estate agent who has a thorough understanding of property trends and the local market. This will enable you to make an informed decision about the best time of year to sell and obtain the maximum value for your property.

 


Whatever your reason for moving; whether it's for extra space, to downsize or you may simply have found your dream home, Nicol can help. Our knowledge of the local property market helps us develop a marketing plan that's right for you and your property.
We want our clients to be delighted with the service we provide. Listening to your needs and understanding your requirements is our starting point. To find out more about our approach to selling homes, download our comprehensive Guide to Selling your Property here.
If you are planning on selling your home, contact Nicol Estate Agents today for an appraisal of your property. Our Managing Director Douglas Nicol and Estate Agent and Valuer Daniel Cohen carry out hundreds of market appraisals every year, giving them an intimate and unparalleled knowledge of the property market in Glasgow, from city centre apartments to family homes and building plots. We will talk to you about the property market in your area, compare sales evidence, local demand for similar properties, outline our tailored marketing plan and provide details of our sales support strategy right through to completion.