Why selling your home in the new year is a good idea

If you’re wanting to sell your home, you might have heard that January is one of the worst times of the year to sell. But in fact, you might even be able to get a better deal for your home.

Read our article to find out why selling your home in the new year might be a great idea.

Less competition

Spring is typically known as the best time of year to sell, but that also means that your home has the most competition, giving buyers the advantage.

Putting your property on the market at the beginning of the year gives you an opportunity to stand out from the crowd. With fewer properties to choose from, more potential buyers will get to see your home.

New year, new home

The new year brings about new resolutions. Many people take this time to start planning their home and life investments, so they start to look at listings in January.

Over the summer holidays, people who are thinking of purchasing have the time to research properties online and transition into serious buyers. So, make sure your listing is up-to-date and has plenty of appealing photos to increase your chances of a successful sale.

People looking to move before the school year starts are keen to buy quickly. Having conveyancers on hand means that you can be ready to sell whenever you receive a bid.

Increased chance of a successful result

Buyers are often desperate to purchase before the holidays, and real estate agents are desperate to get their houses off the market before they go on holidays, so most properties are usually bought up before Christmas.

That means when January comes along, there are very few listings, so more potential buyers will view your property and the people viewing your property are more serious buyers. This increases your chances of a successful sale in a relatively empty market.

Shine a spotlight on your home’s best assets

Summer is when properties with pools and outdoor entertainment areas really stand out. Buyers can instantly imagine themselves living there and soaking up the beautiful warm weather.

Before open house inspections, make sure your pool and deck are clean and appealing. You can make your outdoor area look even more relaxing by adding some pot plants, comfy chairs and cushions.

If your home gets cold and dark during the winter, selling in summer can make your property look even more appealing. Natural light entering the home helps make the rooms look even brighter and warmer.

Getting organized to sell in summer

For sellers, January is often a seriously overlooked time of year to put your property on the market. But it can have many advantages. Serious buyers are still out house-hunting and it should be easier for your property to stand out from the crowd, increasing your chances of a successful result.

Be sure to line up conveyancers early on in the process, so you’re prepared to move quickly when you receive an offer. The specialised team at East Coast Conveyancing can help take the stress out of selling a property. Download our free conveyancing guide or give us a call today on 1300 327 826.

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