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Is spring a good time to sell?

Posted 20/03/2024 by Alex Moore
Categories: Selling

The winter weather is slowly subsiding, making way for the warmer spring months.

For those who have been considering moving, listing your property for sale in spring will pave the way for a summer move.

March is a great month to list your property according to Rightmove's data, so now is a good time to consider your options.

List for sale in spring so you can move in summer

Summer is a great time to move, so in order to achieve that you should consider getting your property on the market in spring.

In January 2024 it took 78 days on average for a property to find a buyer, so you need to be thinking ahead.

Summer provides more consistent clear weather, making your move easier. If you're a family, the kids will likely be off for the summer holidays too.

What advantages are there to selling a home in spring?

Marketing your property with photography is easier in spring than in the winter months.

The brighter weather and natural light will help make your property look more attractive to buyers.

You can better showcase outdoor spaces now that the weather is clearer, and your flowers will likely bloom with some gardening.

The days are getting longer, which means more time for viewings in the daylight to capitalise on the natural light.

How to price your home correctly

Before you get on with spring cleaning, you need to set realistic expectations for how much your property could sell for.

With a free property valuation, you can find out how much your property is worth. That way you'll know how much you could have for your next home.

Listing your property for too much will price out potential buyers, who could afford your home if it was listed for the accurate price.

If you're curious how much your property could be worth but aren't ready for a face-to-face appointment, you can get an instant online valuation on our website right now.

Preparing your home for sale in spring

You want to make a good first impression on potential buyers who view your listing, so it's important you take the time to do some spring cleaning.

Declutter and spruce up your home to prepare for photography. You'll also want to do the same for viewings.

With the spring weather, you should take advantage of the turn of the season and get your outside space in top condition.

For more top tips read our guide for sellers.


To find out the true value of your property, book a free property valuation with a housing market expert.

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Alex Moore

Reeds Rains E-marketing Executive

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