Why you shouldn’t wait until after Easter to sell or let your home
Many of you may be thinking of putting your property on the market after the Easter break. However, with the property market certainly enjoying a spring in its step and demand at an all-time high, the opportunity to sell or let your property is now.
A year-round property market
The way people look for property now has changed, with many starting their search online or via their mobile. As a result, property searching now takes place at anytime and anywhere, and doesn’t stop during the holidays or when print advertising slows. People are looking to move all year round!
Time to browse
During key holiday periods, the main property portals report an increase in activity on their sites. The holiday period is in fact one of the few times that we can actually take time out to browse the sales and rental market properly and see what is available.
The estate agent's door is still open.
The children may be lucky enough to get two or more weeks off school, but as with any office, estate agents will be open and working on behalf of their clients. Holidays provide busy individuals with a chance to view properties, especially if they are some distance from their present home.
Get ahead of the competition
If you wait until after the holidays to market your property, you will be amongst the largest number of new instructions that appear in the calendar year. If you instruct an agent now, demand is outstripping supply, and not only are you more likely to find a buyer or tenant, but one that is willing to pay a better price.
Whichever way you look at it, if you are considering selling or letting your home, the best advice would be to get the ball rolling straight away so that your property is available for potential buyers and tenants to view during the Easter holidays. If you would like a market appraisal or advice regarding your property and the local market please contact your local Hamptons International.