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

Couldn’t have asked for better estate agents

Thank you sims Williams for your help with getting us all set up moving into our new home. Jo & David have been nothing but amazing. Answering any questions we have had, phoning us, emailing us and keeping us updated along the way of the process. It’s been nothing but smooth runnings would highly recommend sims Williams to anyone looking for help and guidance with renting a property! Thank you all for you’re help!
Stephanie - Tenant - May 26th, 2021

Easy and stress free!

Needed to rent a property quickly after exchanging contracts on my sale. Viewed a property which I liked and the whole thing was done and dusted in just a few weeks after that. The application process was all done via email and was straightforward and well explained. I dealt with David Vawdrey who kept me in touch all the time and went through the signing process with me in the office. Overall what could have been a very stressful situation turned out to be very easy thanks to the lettings team. Highly recommended!
James - Tenant - Dec 2nd, 2021

Efficient and friendly service

We came into contact with Sim Williams as we were looking for a rental property in Chichester and we have been delighted with the service from this company. From arranging the viewing, advice and opinions over the phone, sorting out references and liaising with the landlord, the service we had from Sim Williams was efficient, very friendly and very professional. Would highly recommend!
Samantha - Tenant - Jan 27th, 2022

Excellent - Landlord Property

I want to say a massive thank you to David and his team for guiding me through the process of becoming a landlord. They have supported me through the process and have always kept me informed. The team have provided a fantastic service and continue to do as they work on my behalf. Thank you.
Emma - Landlord - Apr 12th, 2022

Fantastic service, extremely helpful staff

Fantastic team, David has been most helpful since the beginning with securing the tenancy, walking us through the process and answering all of our questions. He made sure our moving-in was as smooth as possible even though we were running late.
Francesca and Adam - Apr 9th, 2022

The lovely ladies at Sims Williams!

Tamsin, Emma, Lynne and Helena are a dream to deal with. The sale of my Arundel property was not without hitches but they kept it on course and successfully completed the sale for me. It's not the first time I have sold/purchased through Tamsin and her lovely ladies and highly recommend them. Thank you!
Sally - Vendor - Apr 6th, 2021

The Service Is Always First Class

From initial discussions on suggested property types and values to eventual marketing and sales progression, the service is always first class. Their local knowledge means their valuations are always realistic, well researched and achievable.
Simon Arch – Owner S A Construction Ltd -


A pleasure to deal with through a testing time for sellers and purchasers. Always available and most helpful. Hopefully not selling soon but when it happens, they'll be first on my list.
Jim B - Buyer - Sep 8th, 2020

Property Purchase

I would like to thank Sims Williams for their first class service when we bought a property from the Millgate development in Barnham. Both Jane and Marilyn went above and beyond to support our house purchase. They were always kind, helpful and friendly. Thank you very much.
Emma- New Home Buyer - Apr 12th, 2022


Highly recommend the team at the Walberton Office for all of their help in the selling of my property during the difficult times we are currently experiencing. I have been kept informed on a timely basis at all stages during the process and the whole experience has been professionally managed and stress free.
Steve W - Vendor - Sep 8th, 2020