1/3 of agents vote April the best month to sell property

6 May 2015

The latest data from Move with Us, the home of independent estate agency, has revealed that the best month in the year to sell property is April. April topped the poll in a survey of over 100 independent estate agents with 33% of the vote.
The second best month to sell property is March with 25% of the vote followed by May in third place with 14%.
 
Simon King, Managing Director of the Move with Us Partner Network commented: “April is always a busy time of the year for the property market which predominantly stems from psychological motivation. With Christmas out the way, spring seen as a time of new beginnings and sunshine invoking a sense of positivity, it’s the natural time to look at buying a new home. It’s what makes it such a great time of year for anyone thinking of selling to put their home on the market.”
“In practical terms April is a great time to sell property too. The clocks change around this time of year so there are more daylight hours to fit in viewings, gardens look better and brighter in marketing photos as well as in the flesh. Many families that are thinking of moving also start looking during the Easter holidays with a view to moving in the summer holidays and getting settled for the new year.”
Move with Us’ top tips for selling this spring:
Let spring in
It’s spring, so you should be able to open windows without fear of making the house feel chilly (though you never really know in England). Don’t forget to air rarely used rooms.
Window dressing
People are drawn towards windows – a plus in sunny weather when they can look out onto the garden. Make sure the glass is sparkling, clear window sills and keep curtains pulled right back to make rooms seem brighter.
Inside out
Now the weather is heating up and everyone is spending more time outdoors, use it to your advantage. Living space is not just the interior walls of your home. Whether you have a small courtyard or a large garden, you should look to make our outside living spaces as inviting as the inside. Cozy seating areas or a dining table complete with place settings are a great way to do this. Be creative. Small touches help people to imagine themselves living in the property.
Garden greenery
Brown patches on lawns are a blight on a pretty garden so keep grass well watered during any droughts. 

The latest data from Move with Us, the home of independent estate agency, has revealed that the best month in the year to sell property is April. April topped the poll in a survey of over 100 independent estate agents with 33% of the vote.

The second best month to sell property is March with 25% of the vote followed by May in third place with 14%.

Simon King, Managing Director of the Move with Us Partner Network commented: “April is always a busy time of the year for the property market which predominantly stems from psychological motivation. With Christmas out the way, spring seen as a time of new beginnings and sunshine invoking a sense of positivity, it’s the natural time to look at buying a new home. It’s what makes it such a great time of year for anyone thinking of selling to put their home on the market.”

“In practical terms April is a great time to sell property too. The clocks change around this time of year so there are more daylight hours to fit in viewings, gardens look better and brighter in marketing photos as well as in the flesh. Many families that are thinking of moving also start looking during the Easter holidays with a view to moving in the summer holidays and getting settled for the new year.”

Move with Us’ top tips for selling this spring:

Let spring in
It’s spring, so you should be able to open windows without fear of making the house feel chilly (though you never really know in England). Don’t forget to air rarely used rooms.

Window dressing
People are drawn towards windows – a plus in sunny weather when they can look out onto the garden. Make sure the glass is sparkling, clear window sills and keep curtains pulled right back to make rooms seem brighter.

Inside out
Now the weather is heating up and everyone is spending more time outdoors, use it to your advantage. Living space is not just the interior walls of your home. Whether you have a small courtyard or a large garden, you should look to make our outside living spaces as inviting as the inside. Cozy seating areas or a dining table complete with place settings are a great way to do this. Be creative. Small touches help people to imagine themselves living in the property.

Garden greenery
Brown patches on lawns are a blight on a pretty garden so keep grass well watered during any droughts. 

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