Better weather, longer day light hours , more house hunters having free time and holidays from work and a demand for garden space, sounds like the winning combination for a quick house sale! And this is why so many homeowners take advantage of summer to sell their home and make their next move.
But in the current climate, are the summer months the best time to make such a big life choice. We go on to explain the benefits.
With demand so high and fewer properties available, house prices are on the rise. In Scotland alone, on average, house prices across the country have increased by 0.7% or £1,370 over the last month – with East Renfrewshire and Glasgow seeing even higher figures.
And we personally have sold many of our properties via a closing date due to the interest associated to them.
The great news for sellers? This means the likeliness of you receiving the best price offer on your property is at an all time high.
But what are the other advantages of selling property during the summer months?
The better weather (applicable most days in Scotland), combined with extended daylight hours, makes for the perfect selling conditions for your home.
Firstly, bright internal and external images will showcase your home in the best light, as well as giving the impression of larger rooms. But not only this, the longer daylight hours give you a better time frame in which to host viewings with potential buyers. And they’re more likely to be inclined to take the trip in the warmer weather.
Not only is the weather a great plus, but by the time the summer months have hit, a lot of potential buyers will have accrued holidays at work. A lot of parents will also take time during the school holidays to spend with family.
What’s good about this for you as a seller? With more buyers having free time and availability when off work, they’re more likely to allocate time to their house hunting online.
This means the likeliness of your property being seen will increase, as well as the interest around it. Not only this, but chances are the time it takes for you to accept an offer will also be shorter as these individuals all have the time to view your property and aren’t bound by work hours.
And the final sign to start selling in summer? Buyers want garden space to enjoy the better weather, which is typically a demand of those spending hotter days within apartments.
So if this is the case with your property, and you do have outdoor space to offer, you’re again going to see significant increase in demand for your home.
And the other good news? Your garden will be in full bloom at this time, adding to the picture perfect feel of your property.
So there you have it, why Summer is the best time to sell a house.
Feeling convinced that now is the best time to make your move? The team at Nicol Estate Agents are on hand to assist you through every step of the journey. From your market valuation, right through to completion. They can even help you find your new dream property.