Spring is traditionally the busiest time of year in the property market, but this doesn’t mean that you cannot sell your home at other times of year. In fact, summer is a good time to sell and at Deakin White, we are delighted to say that over the years, we have helped many homeowners sell their home in the summer. We also believe that the summer of 2018 could be even busier in the property market, so if you are considering making a move, get in touch and we will be happy to assist you.

One reason why the summer of 2018 is likely to be an appealing time of year to sell your home is because of the terrible weather conditions in spring of 2018. With high snowfalls in March, the country ground to a halt, preventing many people from entering the property market as they had planned. It was natural that there was a slowdown in the property market in spring considering the challenging weather conditions, but there are indicators that this has created a knock-on effect where there is a greater level of movement and interest in summer.

This knock-on effect has created a situation where the summer of 2018 is lively, and if you want assistance with your move or you would like guidance on how to proceed, contact Deakin White.

Gardens look great in summer, allowing you to make a strong first impression

There are also many reasons why summer, in general, is a positive time of year to sell your home. Your home has never looked better and with improved weather conditions, you have more opportunity to ensure the outside of your home looks appealing. When you consider the importance of making a positive first impression when selling your home, having a great looking garden will always be of benefit.

Another benefit in selling your home in summer is the additional daylight hours make it easier to arrange viewings. The emergence of online property platforms allows people to search properties at any time of day or night, but the viewing process is still hugely important. More daylight hours in the summer means that there are more opportunities to welcome guests to your home, and this may increase the chances of making a sale.

Buyer demands are sometimes higher in summer

There are also time constraints that mean summer is a suitable time to sell your property. Any household who has left it late but wants to ensure their children are settled into a new area in time for the school year will know that a summer move is essential. Households that are keen to conclude a property deal and be fully settled into their new home before the festive season begins will appreciate a summer move.

With a year-round demand for property in the UK, online property portals ensuring that you can search for homes at any time and improved communication channels ensuring even people on their holiday can stay in contact with others ensures that summer is a suitable time of year to sell your home.

If you are looking to sell your home this summer, call on the services of a skilled local agent who has assisted in selling many homes at this time of year. To sell your home this summer, contact Deakin-White on 01582 343 548 and we’ll be happy to help.

When it comes to selling your home, many people start with the date they want to be moved out by and then calculate back from there.  There is a great variance around the country when it comes to average length of time a home is on the market, and of course, each home should be judged on its own merits, but it is not out of the question to suggest that selling your home can take around two to three months.

As we move towards August, it is obvious that if you are looking to have your house sold and then be settled into a new property by Christmas, you don’t want to leave it much longer to start he selling process. If everything ran smoothly, you could probably place your home on the market in October and have matters concluded in time for Father Christmas, but most people prefer to leave some leeway when it comes to property transactions.

Summer time is an appropriate time to consider selling your home

At Deakin White, we are pleased to say that we have helped many people sell their home and if you have a deadline in mind, we will do our best to meet this deadline. The sun may be shining, and memories of the World Cup are still fresh in our minds but if you are determined to sell your home in time to be settled for the festivities, this is the ideal time of year to start taking things seriously.

As we are in the middle of the summer, it may take a while to start the process. Many professionals are on holiday and you may not get the immediate support you are looking for. We are here all year round, so you can rely on us to assist you at any time of year but placing your home on the market requires the work of many professionals, and this can cause delays.

Make your home attractive to the right buyer

Right now, you should focus on making your home as attractive as possible. When it comes to selling your home quickly, an attractive home at the right price will usually sell faster than an unappealing home or a property that is overpriced. At Deakin White, we will do our best to ensure that your property is correctly valued, and we will do what we can to help you improve the appearance and value of your home.

Even with a limited timeframe, there are steps you can take to improve the value or appeal of your home; and it is vital that you present the home to the right buyer. We understand the local property market and we know what buyers are looking for homes in the area. If you want to speed up the process of selling your home without compromising on quality, present your home to meet the needs of the most likely buyer and at Deakin White, we know the local property market.

In the summer time, you can present your home and garden in an effective manner, so there is a bonus to selling your home at this time of year. With a clear strategy, you can present your home in an effective manner that appeals to buyers, and we will ensure that all viewings and negotiations are handled to your benefit.

Any household that wants to be settled into their new home in time for Christmas should act now, so contact Deakin-White on 01582 343 548 and we will be more than happy to assist you.

Dunstable a Great Place to Live and Work

There are many agents to choose from, so how do you pick the one that will help you sell your home.  At Deakin-White, we believe it is important to trust an agent with local knowledge.  The location of a home and the community it is part of are key factors in property transactions, and it is best to have a professional who understands the local community on your side.

When it comes to property pricing, there is a lot of information available online. We can tell you that for March of 2018, Zoopla listed the average price for property in Dunstable as £295,888 and on Rightmove, the average price of property was listed as 266,602 for Dunstable.  The fact that there are two different figures for an area leaves you with the issue of knowing which expert to follow, but knowing local prices isn’t enough.

Know why local property prices are what they are

It is good to know what the average price is as this gives you a starting point for selling or buying a home, but there is a need to know why the average property is as it is.  At Deakin-White, we understand the local property market, and this goes beyond the figures written down in black and white.  We know that certain streets are in greater demand than others, and we know the improvements that homeowners have made to improve the value of their home.

It may be that a row of houses looks the same from the outside, but home improvement work or how homes have been cared for impact on the value of property.  Average property prices for a street or area won’t tell you this information but with our expertise in the area, we know how to price homes when you sell and if you are looking to buy, we know what you are likely to receive for your budget.

Many factors shape property prices

There are many factors that impact on the property market.  If you focus on what the media says, you would be forgiven for thinking that Brexit was the driving force behind property prices in Britain these days, but that is only a single factor.  Just as important, if not more important, is the lack of supply of housing, of local schools, of transport links, of shopping facilities, of open spaces and parks, of crime figures and many other factors that influence how people think about an area and the price of property.

Given the amount of information that is available in property listings, including images or even video content, most prospective buyers have a good impression of what a home can offer even before they attend.  The viewing stage is important, and it is vital to make a positive impression at this stage, but often at Deakin-White, our role is to sell the local neighbourhood.

This is where our knowledge and expertise of Dunstable and surrounding areas makes all the difference. There are many features and benefits in the local area that are genuine selling points, or which will appeal to many prospective buyers.  We are on hand to help a seller present their home in the best manner, but we also promote the local area with all the sponsorship and community work we do at Deakin-White, and this is often a key factor when selling property. If you want the best level of support, call on the local property expert. Call on Deakin-White on 01582 343 548.

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