When is the best time to sell your home?

What is the best time of the year to sell your Surf Coast property?

The common perception is that spring is the ideal time to put your property on the market because the weather is great and the property looks its best. During springtime the garden is full of colour. Sometimes people think that winter is not a good time to sell because it’s cold and wet and there’s minimal colour in the garden, however a well presented home can still look fantastic no matter what season we are in.

Generally there are fewer properties on the market in winter compared to the warmer summer months, and this can actually work to your advantage if you are looking to sell your home at this time of year. You may find marketing your property in winter can present some good opportunities, with lower stock levels meaning there is less competition.

The Surf Coast was once seen as a seasonal town, where things were busy in the warmer months, and got quiet in the winter time. However this is no longer the case! The demand for property is now a year round affair, with many strong real estate sales results happening in the cooler months.

People buy and sell property for many different reasons. They may be up-sizing, down-sizing, retiring, getting married, getting divorced, having children, moving interstate or overseas or they may move to be closer to a certain school or for employment. No matter what time of the year, people sell and buy property, dictated by their particular circumstances.

Because everyone’s personal and financial situation is different the best time to sell your property is when it suits you. Don’t worry about the seasons. There are buyers ready to buy at all times of the year. If selling during the winter months fits in with your plans, this could actually be to your financial advantage. If you are thinking of selling your home, call our team on 03 5261 4711.