The spring is a time when traditionally more homes come to the market, the belief being that the house looks better then, as it can be presented with new growth and flowers blooming. While that may be true, there are many buyers who are looking all year round and may have their deposit ready, or sold themselves, or had a windfall and so by waiting until the spring you may miss the buyer for your home. Also, the competition will be greater if everyone waits to come to market at the same time. You should go to market when you and the house are ready.
The answer to this depends on a number of factors, the desirability of your property, its location, whether the market is ‘hot’ or ‘cold’ and the ability of buyers to move within a certain time frame that is suitable to the seller. Mortgage availability and property chains can decide that. Your Estate Agent will be able to give advice as to how the market is locally to you. See also FAQ
Once you receive an offer that you wish to accept, it is likely that the process from then until the completion and key exchange will take around 4-6 weeks depending on mortgage arrangements, solicitors and holidays. You can pick a date that suits both parties providing the solicitors and mortgage providers can process everything. It is not uncommon for the entry date to 8 weeks from the house sale agreement.
If you would like to find out more about the processes involved in selling your home, please contact Hoppers Estate Agents and find out about obtaining your homes MOT prior to going to market and find out if your house is “BEACH BOD READY” for the market.