I know it seems that Christmas and the end of the year are fast approaching, but it is still possible to get your property sold
and be in a new home to see in the New Year!
Recent data published by estate agent comparison website estateagent4me provides the evidence. They found that over the last 4 years properties listed in October took an average of 61 days to sell.
On average, the length of time properties they found to have stayed on the market is between 51 to 70 days, with homes listed in January selling the fastest.
If you are looking to sell soon, then the importance of what is called ‘kerb appeal’ cannot be overstated. Many potential buyers are either inspired or put off by the first impression of the outside of a property.
They want to see a tidy front garden or driveway, windows and paintwork that are in good condition and a roof that doesn’t need repair. These things are especially important at this time of year when properties may not be looking their best in the poor visibility of Autumn.
It makes sense to get your home looking good before putting it on the market.
Will the upcoming General Election and the uncertainty over Brexit affect house sales? Possibly, but people will still need to move house so think positively and get your home ready for the market now!