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As we usher in the new year and settle into our 2024 routines, many homeowners are contemplating a significant change—moving homes. Contrary to common belief, January is a prime time to put your property on the market, and Sims Williams, with over 40 years of trusted experience in Arundel, Bognor Regis, Chichester, and Walberton, is here to guide you through this opportune window in the housing market.

Break Free from Spring Traditions

Waiting for the traditional spring rush may not be the optimal strategy for selling your home. Launching your property onto the market now, ahead of the predictable surge in spring, could be the strategic move you need. Sims Williams experts advise that acting now sets your property apart in a market with fewer competitors, ensuring it receives the attention it truly deserves.

Households delaying their listings until spring or summer risk missing out on a pool of eager, serious buyers actively searching for homes at the start of the year. Rightmove says that homes tend to sell faster during this period, with a market growth of 7.6% between February and April last year.

The Power of Proactive Selling

The new year often brings better offers for sellers. By proactively launching your property on the market now, you position yourself in a powerful stance. This proactive approach resonates strongly with potential buyers, showcasing your commitment and readiness to engage in negotiations. It positions you as motivated and prepared, potentially leading to a faster and smoother sale process.

In a market where seriousness and readiness hold significant weight, taking this initiative places you at an advantageous position to attract and engage with serious buyers who appreciate proactive engagement.

Enhance Your Property’s Appeal

To further strengthen your position and increase your property’s appeal to serious buyers, consider essential property maintenance tasks. Check out our blog for insights on the 6 property maintenance jobs you should do now to maximise your home’s appeal.

These tasks, including well-maintained windows and a fresh coat of paint, play a pivotal role in influencing a buyer’s decision-making process. Sims Williams specialises in showcasing these crucial property elements to ensure your home stands out in the market.

Five Reasons to Sell Now

New Year, New Beginnings

The start of the year is marked by resolutions, lifestyle changes, and increased divorce rates, creating a pool of motivated buyers actively searching for new properties.

Spring into Action Early

With fewer properties on the market, now is a seller’s market. Less choice for buyers creates a sense of urgency, historically leading to higher sales prices.

Serious January Sales

Winter home seekers tend to be more committed to making a move, resulting in quicker sales with fewer viewings.

Strategic Selling Success

Avoid the increased competition and potential price decrease in the spring rush by implementing strategic selling tactics, including daytime viewings, outdoor appeal, and creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.

The Agent Advantage

Sims Williams, with over 40 years of trusted experience, is your key to a seamless sales process. Partner with us to navigate this opportune time in the housing market and secure the best results for your property.

Don’t wait for the seasonal spring surge. Take advantage of the current market conditions and partner with Sims Williams to sell your property swiftly and at the best price possible. 

Trust the expert team at Sims Williams to help you navigate this opportune time in the housing market and secure the best results for your property. 

For professional advice, support, and guidance you can trust, get in touch with Sims Williams today. Seize the advantage of the current seller’s market—your ideal buyer could be actively searching for a new home right now.

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