We all want to achieve the best possible price when we sell our home but, in today’s world, there is no “perfect” time to put your property on the market.
That might sound a bit negative, but if you can spare a few minutes, we’ll explain why now is actually a great time to consider your next move.
In our experience… and we’ve got plenty!
Sims Williams has been helping customers to buy, sell and rent their homes since 1981.
With offices in Arundel, Chichester and Walberton, we cover beautiful towns and villages in east Hampshire and West Sussex, including parts of the stunning South Downs National Park.
Over the years, we’ve guided our clients through many periods of uncertainty in the housing market.
Better weather boosts sales
Spring and Summer have always been popular times of the year to buy and sell property and the reasons are as true today as they were back in the 1980’s.
- Spring is a time for new beginnings, when people start thinking about where they want to be this time next year.
- A bit of sunshine and new growth brings gardens to life and showcases our properties at their colourful best.
- People with children are starting their property search now to make sure they are settled in their new home when the Autumn school term begins
It’s a good time for buyers and sellers
Low interest rates continue to make mortgages more affordable for prospective buyers and house prices are still growing, albeit at a slower rate than in recent years.
Demand for housing remains greater than the number of properties available – especially in our beautiful part of the country.
Why are people hesitating?
The possible effects of Brexit and a fragile economy are still affecting consumer confidence and casting uncertainty on forecasts for the housing market.
However, we’ll probably be having exactly the same conversation this time next year and, in the meantime, people will still want and need to move house.
You decide the perfect time to move
The world has changed and we’re unlikely to see “perfect” housing market conditions for many years – if ever.
Anyone waiting for guarantees on lifetime employment, high pay rises, low interest rates and political stability could be in for a long wait.
In reality, the perfect time to move is dictated by you and your family’s needs and aspirations.
There will always be house buyers out there
For most of us, moving house is about more than just money.
Whether we’re buying a bigger house to accommodate our growing family, moving for a new job or moving to release equity once the children have left home, a property move represents the start of the next phase of our lives.
We don’t want to wait for the “perfect” time to buy – we just want to get on with the rest of our lives and be happy, so we’ll go ahead in our search for the perfect home.
That’s why there will always be buyers for your property – particularly at this time of the year when we start turning our dreams into reality.
If you’re thinking of selling your home, contact us today for a free, no obligation valuation.