If you are thinking about moving home and would like to be settled into your new property in the Guildford area in time to enjoy Summer there then you need to be putting your property on the market now. On average it takes approximately 12 weeks from an offer being accepted to the sale being completed so there is no time to lose.
Despite the Bank of England warning back in May 2020 that house prices would potentially fall by 16%, because of the pandemic, house prices show no signs of falling. In fact the biggest monthly rise in house prices in 20 years occurred last month according to the latest Rightmove property index.
This means that now is the ideal time to sell your property as it is a seller’s market. In fact, according to Rightmove, a fifth of properties are being sold within a week of going on the market. Tim Bannister, Rightmove's director of property data, said that sellers have “the potential to achieve a record price for their property”.
Spring has also traditionally been considered the best time of the year to sell your home. The warmer weather has many buyers emerging from their self-imposed winter hibernations and the sunshine and spring flowers beautify your outdoor areas bringing them to life and making them more attractive to potential buyers.
It is also an ideal time of year to sell your property as families often try to time their house purchase with the end of the school year so that they can settle their children in their new home in time for the start of the new school year in September.
The increased number of buyers created by both the warmer weather and the desire to complete in time to be in their home by the Summer means that house prices will be driven up so you should act fast to take advantage of this.
We have many years of experience helping people to sell their properties and we know that there are three key things required to successfully sell a property. They are the condition of the property, the presentation of the property and finally the way that it is marketed.
If you would like advice on either of the first two please give us a call as we will be more than happy to share with you our professional opinion and advice.
Here at Mclarens, we pride ourselves on our truly modern and proactive approach to marketing. We use a mix of traditional marketing (such as window displays and local property magazines) combined with modern online marketing across multiple platforms and are confident that our marketing method will ensure that your property will be seen by the perfect buyers.
So if you would like to be in your new property in time for Summer please give us a call on 01483 339 466 and we will be delighted to help you to get moving.