The ‘-ber’ months are back! I love this time of year and September through to December is by far my favourite period. For me it’s like a reboot, the children begin a new school year, I declutter the house in preparation for Christmas (yes, I dropped the C word again!) and there’s something so cosy and warming about those lush autumnal colours! This is also a smart time to sell a property and in recent years Rightmove have reported a significant increase in new instructions during September after the summer lull. There are several reasons why this is the case:
Many buyers are looking to find their dream home and be in by Christmas. You’d be surprised how many people mention where they would put their Christmas tree whilst viewing properties! The cut-off date to complete before the big day is generally around the end of October (subject to conveyancing etc) so those buyers are constantly refreshing Rightmove waiting for new instructions. Don’t miss out – particularly if you are wanting the same!
The kids go back to school!
The children are back to school and us parents get our lives back! Both buyers and sellers with children tend to put off moving during the school summer holidays. They simply don’t have the time. But with the kids back at school, life returns to normal and the feeling that it’s time to move home that began at the start of the year has grown into a firm conviction over the summer. Parents now have time to declutter and get their home ready for viewings. They are also more likely to view a house during school hours; they have more time, are more relaxed and less hurried.
Cosy features make a home
September is a fantastic time for photographs! At this time of year, a buyer’s mindset turns to relaxing nights in front of a fire. This is the ideal opportunity to showcase your home’s creature comforts and cosy features such as wood burning stoves and real fires.
Who doesn’t love autumnal colours? The beautiful reds, yellows and oranges really lighten up both our gardens and sales particulars! At this time of year keen gardeners are looking for trees, flowering plants and shrubs with impressive colours. Better to be quick with those photos before the leaves drop!
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