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Is September a Good Time to Sell My House in Basildon?

Is September and October a Good Time to Sell My House in Basildon? Many people believe that spring is the best time to sell a house, with buyers wanting to be moved in ready for summer, viewings able to take place later in the day thanks to the lighter evenings, and spring traditionally being a time for new beginnings. 

However, there are plenty of reasons why Autumn is actually a better time to sell, with leading property website Rightmove even confirming an increase in traffic numbers to their website in their most recent figures. 

If you’re thinking of selling your property in Basildon, here are a few reasons why experienced estate agents in Basildon know Autumn is a great time to sell: 

Motivated Buyers 

Buyers who start looking for a home in September are generally planning to be moved in by Christmas, particularly if they’re looking to host family and friends in their new home. 

As a result, they see December as a self-imposed deadline, which can encourage them to make an offer quickly and also do their best to speed up the buying process. 

The School Holidays Are Over 

Summer is usually seen as the worst time to sell, especially if your home is ideal for a family. With the kids off school, and many families going away on holiday, most parents don’t have the time or energy to view properties during July and August. 

However, once September comes around again, it can be much easier for buyers to fit the time in for viewings. It’s also better for sellers too, as it’s easier to keep the house clean and have viewings during the day with the kids back at school. 

School Admission Deadlines 

As parents will know, school admission deadlines fall in late January, or early February. Therefore, families looking to move into the catchment area for a particular school will need to be moved in by this point, making September an ideal month to start looking for a new home. 

You Can Highlight Your Home’s Features 

With the Winter months approaching, gardens become less of a focus for buyers, as they’re more interested in a cosy home where they can stay warm. 

This gives sellers a great chance to highlight the interior features that make their home ideal for the colder months, such as a fireplace or a wood-burning stove. 

And having it lit for the estate agent’s photos can really make a difference to buyers. 

You Can Show Off The Views 

If your home has great views that are obscured by fully blossomed trees in the spring and summer months then Autumn can be a great time to highlight its full views to buyers. 

With the leaves starting to fall, it may be the ideal time for buyers to see the views at their best, and it can even allow more light into the house and garden. 

You’re More Likely To Get The Full Asking Price 

Research shows that September and October are strong months for buyers, with property searches very high, compared to November and December for example. 

This means more potential buyers for your property, which in turn means more competition among buyers. When you consider the fact that there are more motivated buyers too, it can create a perfect storm for sellers. 

It’s also worth noting that if you list your house during a quieter month it might stay on sale for longer. This may lead to buyers questioning why, and perhaps going in with a lower offer than they’d otherwise be making. 

More Reasons Why September and October are Good Months To Sell

There are several more reasons why they are considered to be a good months. 

  • The weather’s still milder, which encourages buyers to go and view houses 
  • Most gardens still look good 
  • The early evenings are still light enough, so buyers can see a house in its best light 
  • There’s usually plenty of buyers in the market for a new home 
  • Kids are back in school, so busy parents have more time to view properties 
September and October are seen as a good months for buyers with children, due to the school admissions deadline and wanting the family to be in their new home for Christmas. 

Thinking of selling Your Property in Basildon? 

Roger Bates Properties (powered by Keller Williams 'The World's Largest Estate Agent') are your local property experts for the Basildon area. Call us on 07494 803917 or email roger.bates@kwuk.com to book a FREE property valuation in Basildon with a professional estate agent.

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