The beginning of September 2015 could be the best time to put your house on the market, according to eMoov.co.uk, an online estate agent. Extensive research has revealed that there are several factors that could affect the likelihood of selling your home before Christmas and of achieving a high price.
According to Google trends, the number of people searching the main property websites drops by 30 per cent from the start of November to the start of the new year. Placing your property on the market at the start of September gives you two months to sell before the numbers decline. The research also discovered that it takes an average of 65 days to sell a property with Rightmove, so if you place your home on the market by 1st September, you will comfortably sell before the festive period begins.
When people are looking for a new home, they often want to have moved in and settled before the Christmas period, which will act in your favour if you put your home up for sale at the start of September. Although many people believe that it is harder to sell your home during the cold winter months, the summer can be very busy for some people, especially with the school holidays and going away. September is a compromise, still offering pleasant weather before the winter sets in but when you are more likely to be less busy.
Consulting with a financial adviser can make the process much faster, as they have the required knowledge to help you select the most suitable mortgage product, thanks to being CeMAP trained.