Have you been thinking about selling your home? Well, today could be the best time to start the process, with data revealing that listing your property right now could give you the best possible chance of not only selling your home before the festive period, but also achieving the highest price.
Research from online estate agent eMoov.co.uk has led to this bold statement, which has been based on a number of influential factors:
"Listing your property for sale on 2 September is certainly going to aid the sale of your home," said Russell Quirk of eMoov.co.uk. "September is the second-busiest month for buyer activity on Rightmove and Zoopla, and although January tops the table in terms of traffic levels, it's also one of the peak months for those listing their property, so competition is fierce. Add to this the British weather in January and it makes for a dreary time to show buyers your home, all of which could make a September listing ideal.
"Selling in September could also result in a higher price achieved. Our latest Property Hotspots Index shows that demand for property across the nation has risen by 9% since the start of the year, and it's when demand starts to outstrip supply that we see house prices start to climb."
Is it time to get your home listed? Now could be the perfect moment to take the plunge, and it's also ideal in terms of the new mortgage opportunities for your next property. If you're coming to the end of a fixed rate deal or are sitting on your lender's standard variable rate (SVR), you'll want to look at the alternatives, because with mortgage rates at record lows you could benefit from lower repayments for the long term. So, get listed, get searching for your next property, and get your mortgage sorted in time for Christmas!
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