More property sales in spring than any other season!

News at Waterfords | 14/03/2024

The property market in Camberley, Chobham, Fleet and Yateley usually follows similar spikes and dips year after year, which means, if you’re ready to sell, you can use this knowledge to work out the best time to put your home on the market.

Putting your property up for sale when many prospective buyers are looking makes sense as it makes it more likely that there will be higher competition for each available property, allowing you to get the very best price.

The great news for those looking to sell a house in Camberley, Chobham, Fleet or Yateley is that spring is the top season for prospective buyers!


Why Is Spring The Top Selling Time?

In the past five years (excluding 2020 due to Covid), springtime bloomed with 27% of home sales, the highest proportion of any of the four seasons.

During spring, properties found new owners in an average of just 51 days, significantly quicker the 61-day winter average.

Spring has long been acknowledged as the best time to sell, with flowers blossoming, the sun coming out and gardens springing back to life. With buyer demand levels currently 7% higher than last year, now is a great time to get your property on the market.


What Happens If I Can’t Sell In Spring?

Of course, while selling during spring is an ideal situation, it isn’t always a practical option. Luckily, there are things you can do to turn any season in your favour and make your home as appealing to buyers as possible.

At Waterfords Estate Agents in Camberley, Chobham, Fleet and Yateley, we have some helpful tips to assist you in achieving a speedy sale, whatever the time of year.


Selling In Summer

Summer doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to selling properties. Families are generally busy during this season, with the school break and many people going away on their holidays. Traditionally, people rarely splurge a lot of money in the summer as they’re already spending income on trips and activities.

To maximise the potential of your home in summer, your best course of action is to focus on your property’s outdoor spaces, so make sure your garden looks good. Don’t forget to open the windows to allow the cool air and summer scents to flow, making your rooms feel airy and spacious.


Selling In Autumn  

If you’re ready to sell your property in Camberley, Chobham, Fleet or Yateley during autumn, you can still feel optimistic about securing a speedy sale because Autumn is the second top season for purchasers to seek out a new property.

Autumn has no significant holidays for you to deal with, and when compared with summer and winter, prospective buyers have fewer financial commitments to consider. Your home is still likely to look its best from the summer months, and there are unlikely to be any severe weather conditions to contend with.


Selling In Winter  

Typically, the cold months of winter don’t bring sellers a lot of success since winter not only brings with it some gloomy weather but also a lot of financial stress. Energy bills go up, and the festive season is on the horizon, leading to prospective buyers delaying their decisions until after the turn of the year. Your home doesn’t always look its best during the winter, either.

Your garden won’t be in bloom, and the hours of daylight are short. You can, however, use those dark nights to show off your home’s warm and welcoming ambience by adding cosy decorative elements, candles, and soft lighting to highlight its features. If you have an open fire or a log burner, make sure it’s lit for viewings!


Are you thinking of selling or letting your home this Spring?

No matter when you’re putting your home on the market, let our team at Waterfords Estate Agents your first port of call.

Waterfords have been your local expert estate agents for the Camberley, Chobham, Fleet and Yateley area since 1995. Get in touch for free, no obligation advice on anything property related!

Camberley: 01276 66566

Chobham: 01276 858589

Fleet: 01252 623333

Yateley: 01252 870222

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