Is Spring a good time to sell your home?

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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.

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What our clients say

Excellent Service

We recently purchased a property through Sims Williams, throughout the process, Megan and the team were friendly, accommodating and proactive which made the experience of buying our first property a joy. We are really happy in our new home and would highly recommend them!
Sam & Melanie - Buyers - Aug 3rd, 2022

Highly recommended

The diocese of Chichester instructed Sims Williams. From start to finish, I have been very impressed with their very professional and friendly service. Great communication at all times. Susie Jones was excellent in progressing the sale and always very helpful. Highly recommended.
Philip- Vendor - Jan 6th, 2023

Swift Dealings

Good experience, swift response and support when I needed landlord to reconsider decision. Happy with the service would fully recommend.
Claire - Tenant - Apr 26th, 2021

Superb Service

Sims Williams were great with me right from the start of the process through to completion. They were patient in explaining things to me and demystifying some of the jargon as a first time buyer. They were always happy to go the extra mile and add nice touches, such as offering to visit the property to check the kitchen appliances on my behalf when away and giving me a thoughtful complimentary gift on completion. But most importantly they were efficient and got things done. I'd have no hesitation in recommending them and Megan who was in charge of my move was terrific.
Diavid-buyer-2022 - Feb 8th, 2022

Wonderful & very helpful Agency

Wonderful service which has led me step by step to completing house agreement. Special thanks to Jo for all the professional help provided.
Ilona - Tenant - Jan 21st, 2023

Finding new home could not be easier.

We been in a search of a new home and living in West Sussex our way led us to Sims Williams. We fell in hands of David who professionally guided us towards our new home. From the beginning, communication was excellent from David who was very helpful and made our rental process easy and hassle free. With David’s knowledge and professionalism we found a perfect new home and the whole story remains a pleasant memory. We will definitely recommend and call again! Thank you David and Thank you Sims Williams.
V&B - Tenants - Aug 21st, 2023

Happy House Buyers

We genuinely couldn’t have been happier with our house purchase and the unwavering support we received from Sims Williams every step of the way. We purchased a new build property and Sims were a fantastic conduit between us and the builder. We are now settled in our new home and look forward to spending many happy years ahead enjoying our new space made possible with Sims Williams support.
Lauren O’Malley - Buyer - Oct 14th, 2022

Excellent and Professional Service

Excellent service from all staff at Sims Williams when renting my property. Prompt and helpful phone and email communication to guide me through the process and make everything much easier. Would highly recommend using Sims Williams.
Helen - Landlord - Jan 18th, 2022

Fantastic service

Excellent service throughout the sale of our property. The whole team was brilliant and kept in constant communication with us, especially Susie and Julia. Friendly, professional and knowledgeable, the Bognor team made the experience as smooth as possible, and were always available to talk through any issues that arose in what can be an extremely stressful process! We chose Sims Williams to sell our house because of how impressed we were when attending the viewing of a property they had for sale. We lost out to another buyer who was able to complete more quickly on that property, but knowing that we were interested the branch manager called us personally to let us know that the property had gone under offer so that we wouldn’t just find out from seeing it updated on Rightmove. These personal touches are indicative of the customer service that we received all the way through from Sims Williams. Thank you.
Sarah - Vendor - Sep 20th, 2023

Professional & Highly Recommended

We have been with Sims Williams for many years and are very happy with their service. They managed our rented properties and letting them when required. The property & letting managers; David, Jo, Nicola and Sheila were excellent. They are professional, good communication, good listener, attentive follow up and provide solutions should there be a problem. We highly recommend them to any potential Landlord. Thank you for looking after us and our tenants.
Gee & Keith - Landlord - Jul 17th, 2023