Different property types sell best at different times of year
If you want the best price (in the shortest amount of time) it’s wise to come to market when the maximum numbers of buyers are actively looking for property like yours.
Naturally, different types of property attract different types of buyers.
Lets take a closer look:
1 & 2 bed flats & terraces
Target Buyer: First time buyers & young couples
Best Time To Sell: January, February & September
- These buyers are often prompted by one last Christmas at home being one too many.
- They are known to start home hunting in earnest straight after New Year.
- They are also back in the market after Summer holidays with hopes of getting in to their new home in time for Christmas.
3 & 4 bed family homes
Target Buyer: Second steppers planning to have (or already with) kids
Best Time To Sell:Outside of school holidays so avoid:
- Christmas holiday
- February half term
- Easter holiday
- May half term
- Summer holiday
- Autumn half term
- Christmas holiday
You can check specific school holiday dates via your local county council website.
Bungalow & retirement homes
Your Target Buyer: Elderly down-sizers
Best Time To Sell: During warm months (June – September)
Avoid coming to market between the end of Summer and the beginning of Spring.
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