The best time to sell your house

So, you’ve made the decision to put your house on the market. It’s time to upgrade, downsize or move towns. Whatever the reason, and whichever way you’re doing it, it’s important to know the many variables that can affect your sale price. One of these factors is the time of year you put the for sale sign up. And there’s no better time to talk about this now Spring has sprung.

Spring is the best time of year to sell a house. Why? After the cold, short days of winter, we finally step outside, alive again and start thinking of summer and how we want to spend the beginning of the next year. This means there’s more prospective home buyers at auctions, spending their weekends exploring houses and suburbs.

With more competition, the prices rise. Houses also have extra appeal with the Spring blooms bursting colourfully into season. The days are longer and people stay out later. Spring brings feelings of renewal, of newness, and with this, comes a mindset shift.

The temperature (and real estate prices) rise in spring

While spring is a great time to put your Adelaide Hills house up for sale, it’s also important to realise you’ll be in good company. Many other people will be thinking the same thing, so take the time to get your house sale-ready so it’s a standout, no matter what season it is. How can you get your house ready for those sunny, spring weekend browsers?

Sell your house in spring

Declutter your house this season. They don’t call it a spring clean for nothing. Clear it all out, throw away what you don’t use, and pay attention to the finer details. For example, wash windows, dust blinds, clean appliances and neaten everything.

Open up the space by giving the walls a fresh coat of paint, burning incense, and letting that fresh spring air in. Simply by giving your walls and floors some love, you’ll transform the entire house.

Freshen up fixtures and hardware. Can you replace the outdated bathroom mirrors, taps and cabinets? Small changes go a long way, especially in key spaces: kitchens and bathrooms.

Create a warm entrance for your guests. What story does your house tell? What kind of feel does it have? Remember, while features are important, people will walk into your house, imagining their family in it. Buying a house is an emotional purchase.

Of course, there are other factors at play when selling a home, like what the market’s doing, the location of your Adelaide Hills property and your personal requirements.

Looking for a real estate agent to help sell your home (and buy or rent your next property), please get in touch. We’ll help you take advantage of this great selling season. Learn more about our Adelaide Hills house for sale strategies and process.