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 have rented three properties with Sims Williams and each time they have gone above and beyond to sort things out for us. Jo Mallett and David Vawdrey are both extremely professional and helpful and we cannot thank you both enough for all your help and making our move easier. Thank you.
Bethan - Tenant - Nov 10th, 2021

super efficient, speedy service

The whole process with seamless...
Nicola - Tenant - Sep 16th, 2022


I have recently purchased a property in Walberton and I have been incredibly impressed by the outstanding support provided by the Walberton team. They really do go above and beyond and provide a very personal service to their customers. It was a very difficult chain with many challenges along the way but Lin in particular was outstanding. She was always very professional and friendly and was clearly determined to ensure that the sale progressed. She always responded to my many phone calls or emails and provided reassurance. I know that if we ever sell again!! I would use Sims Williams.
Catherine H - Buyer -

Buying our first home

Sims Williams from the get go was fantastic in communicating with us and the vendors! We got updates very regularly and was always kept in the loop. They kept chasing the vendors solicitors to make sure the paperwork went through as quick as possible! I was also impressed with their sneak peak advertisement they do on their Facebook page! (Which is how I found the house before it even went up on Rightmove) which allowed me to be one of the first viewings of the house. The team are very polite and made me feel very comfortable talking to them face to face or over the phone! 10/10 service!
Harry & Georgia- Buyer - Jul 15th, 2022


Excellent service. Highly recommended.
Tessa F - Landlord - Dec 16th, 2020

Couldn't of been happier with the team

John and all the team were fantastic so helpful all throughout the sale highly recommend
Mr & Mrs Haimes- Vendor - Aug 12th, 2022


Me and a friend recently went through Sims Williams to view some newly renovated apartments in central Chichester. David was with us for our initial viewing through to our tenancy signing and was incredibly helpful and prompt with communication throughout. We were disappointed to have not been informed on our initial viewing that the property would be under construction for 6-8 months out of our 12 months tenancy, however despite this all communication with Sims Williams was very quick in getting in touch with the landlord about this, and we are still very happy with the service that they provided.
Summer F-B - Tenant - Nov 18th, 2020

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

Seamless from beginning to end!

Selling our parents house was a daunting prospect so we have to thank the team at the Sims Williams Bognor Office who really did make it as pain free as it could possibly be! From the valuation to the open day and right through the sales process, John and his team kept us informed and nothing was too much trouble. Having bought and sold property before, we both know that’s not always the case and, in this instance where we were acting on behalf of family, it was doubly important to get it right so we can’t thank John and his team enough enough for their professionalism and help. We would happily recommend their service to anyone looking for that same support. Thank you!
Carol- Vendor - Jun 13th, 2022


Would highly recommend Sims Williams. Recently moved into a rental property in Arundel with my other half. It's absolutely perfect for us. When things got a bit tricky financially, David was so helpful in pushing the move through. They were always happy to help whenever I called. Thanks so much!
Ricky - Tenant - Oct 8th, 2020