It is a common myth that housing market is highly seasonal, which is definitely true around Christmas, when most people have enough things to buy let alone a house. Although many agents claim that the same is true of the summer holidays, the property professionals at Inspire Estate Agents, Crawley beg to differ as their strongest sales happened during July and August last year.
What if I am not at home?
Even if vendors are planning a longer holiday over the summer, the long days and sunny weather are much more attractive for viewings than the cold winds and grey sky in autumn and winter times. Some estate agents adjust their opening and conduct viewings even at late evening hours so that they can show new buyers around properties while the sellers are enjoying their well-earned break in the sun.
What else makes it easier to sell?
IT and telecommunication have also made the life of estate agents easier by quickly evolving from small-screened mobile phones to smartphones and tablets - thus agents can move their whole office to the site of viewing in case they need to look up some quick facts. Increasing mobile internet speed made it possible for estate agency software to serve agents on the spot and let them know when and where the next viewing's going to take place.
Mix it all together and even though predictions do not look too bright for this summer, this period is no longer a downtime in the property market as once was in more fragile economic situations. In the industry of consumer confidence, the summer days give an overall positive feeling for both buyers and sellers.
So what do I need to do?
As the motto of the experienced team at Inspire Estate Agents says, "if you want to move, don't delay" - and it is really not necessary to wait until the school term; go and find your best local estate agent now.
Can you sell your property in the summer?