This is a question I am often asked and the straightforward answer is, the right time to sell is when it’s the right time for you.
Within the property market, there is much written about when is the best time to buy and sell. Just like trading other investments you can try to play the market to your advantage, and this certainly applies with investment buyers, but when it comes to selling a home, it is often more about the right time for you rather than trying to judge the seasonal and economic market.
There are inevitably peaks and troughs during every year but this doesn’t take into account your own reasons for wanting to sell.
So, be clear as to what you want to achieve and then plan accordingly. Generally, if you are selling you are likely to be buying at the same time, so any fluctuations in the market can be offset. Once you have made the decision to sell then timings around what you are trying to achieve are important.
Plan ahead and allow plenty of time to speak to the experts. Mortgage Brokers, Accountants, Solicitors and, of course, Property Agents all have an important part to play in the process. They will be able to provide clarity where needed and not just in relation to values, taxes or lenders but processes, timings and legislation.
Having worked in the industry in the South of England for almost 20 years, one thing I am confident of is that buyers choose locations for schooling, work, retirement, access and natural beauty and fortunately our region offers the very best.
If now is the right time for you, then now is the time to get the ball rolling and contact a property expert you can trust.
Kate Porter, Head of Sales, The Country House Company