At this time of year, many people who are thinking about putting their house on the market decide to put things off for a few months, waiting until after the festive period comes to an end before they put the for sale signs up.
While it’s clearly a temptation to put things off until January or even spring time, you’d perhaps be surprised to know that there could be some real benefits when it comes to putting your property on the market in October or November.
There are fewer houses available at this time of year, meaning that buyers have less choice when they come to market. With less competition, it could make your home more appealing to potential suitors than it would be in a busier buying period.
Gary Robertson, from Clyde Property, thinks that there’s an opportunity at this time of year to capitalise on the shift in supply and demand, and with the right marketing and presentation results can be achieved. There are a number of active buyers out there and now could be just the time to get moving on with your plans.
“If a property is priced correctly, marketed correctly and the agent is going all out and working hard to maximise interest, it can be possible to achieve some great results.
“There are a number of active buyers out there and now could be just the time to get moving on with your plans.
“First impressions and presentation are still proving to be key right now. Taking extra time to tidy a property internally and externally, and preparing it for photos or indeed an HD movie like we produce at Clyde, can prove to be vital in making a property stand out from the crowd.”
The Clyde Property guys certainly know a thing or two about the property market, so Gary’s advice on selling at this time of year is definitely something to be considered. His Clyde team topped the sales chart in the area in September, with 28 sales in the PH1 and PH2 postcode areas alone. Activity was evident throughout the entire region with sales across all agents reported in Abernethy, Glenfarg, Blackford, Auchterarder, Errol, Dunkeld, Murthly, Methven and Blairgowrie – welcome news for the Perthshire market as a whole.
As well as making sure your home is tidy and presentable, he also says thinks that in order to achieve sales and make sure your property is sold at the price you expect, it needs to be ready for the potential buyer to move in straight away. There are fewer people looking for a project just now with the majority of buyers looking for a property presented in move-in condition.
“There are fewer people looking for a project just now with the majority of buyers looking for a property presented in move-in condition, with most of the major works already carried out such as having a fairly modern kitchen and bathroom, and making sure that all of the windows are double glazing.
“There are some investors and DIY enthusiasts out there but pricing a property correctly to factor in any works required is very important in ensuring a sale is achieved.”
There you have it then, if you’re thinking of selling then there’s no time like the present, and the Clyde Property team will give you all of their expert knowledge on how to ensure your house is sold at the correct price, as quickly as possible. Maybe your Christmas present this year could be purchasing your dream home?
Congratulations to the Clyde Property Perth team who were represented by Gary and Tara in London at the UK-wide EA Masters awards. A number of Clyde branches picked up awards, including the Perth branch – well done!
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