Spring is exciting in all of our offices at AP Morgan. We receive a lot of calls from interested, serious buyers inquiring about all kinds of properties throughout Halesowen and Stourbridge. We also receive a lot of calls from interested sellers looking to have ourselves out to value their property.
You may be wondering why this activity picks up around this time of the year, and there are several reasons why…
Spring has always been, traditionally, the busiest time of year in the property market, even as portals have become more and more important over the past decade or so. You would be forgiven for thinking that time of year shouldn’t be as crucial as it once was, but the market still seems to come alive in spring.
In our experience, this is largely down to the number of active buyers in the market increasing rapidly over the course of just a few weeks once Spring starts to settle in. As the weather improves and the days get longer, buyers are much keener to arrange viewings in the much more pleasant temperatures.
It goes without saying that if you’re looking to sell your home, an increased number of buyers will always be beneficial. Firstly, the more buyers that are on the market and thus also in our databases, the higher the chances that your property perfectly matches up with their requirements, meaning more interest from serious buyers. This in turn then drums up competition between buyers, meaning you can get the best possible price for your property as soon as possible.
There’s also the issue of timing. Many buyers and sellers often want to make sure they are settled by summer – or at the latest, September, when the kids are back at school.
If you have a deadline a few months away, then you have a longer time to work with your estate agents to get the best offer possible, without just rushing to accept the first one that comes your way – obtaining a better price for your property is always a great outcome for you in the long term.
Another reason many sellers prefer to sell during spring is simply because that’s when their properties look their best. With flowers in bloom and longer days giving you more chance to get the exterior of your property looking great – including mowing the lawn, tidying the garden, and maybe cleaning up any paving or patio areas. We always mention how important kerb appeal is when selling your property, as this affects both how it looks in photographs, when people drive past, and when people arrive for viewings. First impressions are very important when selling your home.
If you are keen on selling your home in and around Halesowen this spring, call your local AP Morgan office to arrange a FREE, no-obligation valuation with our dedicated estate agents.