If you are looking to sell your home, it is only natural that you would be pleased to take any advantage you can find. Selling your home is difficult, even when there are many prospective buyers. This is a highly competitive marketplace and if you are looking to sell quickly, obtain the best possible price or both outcomes, it is natural for property owners to take steps that will help them achieve their aims. Therefore, the news that one estate agency stated that there is an optimal date to list your property was met with a lot of attention in the property market.
Emoov are the company starting that the 17th of March is the ideal deal to list property if you are looking to sell your home. This date is St Patricks Day and if you believe in the luck of the Irish this may be a fantastic day for you to be active in listing your property. In 2018, the 17th of March falls on Saturday, which may give you more time to list your property. However, is it possible for one day to give you an advantage in selling your property?
What day is best for you in selling your home?
The reasoning behind this chosen date is in place, but it is hardly the most scientific logic you can hope to find. The company in question reviewed their sales figures for last year and found that June was their most active month. They then reviewed the average time it takes to sell property and found that 96 days was the answer. They then took the simple measure of subtracting 96 days from June and found that the 17th of March was the optimal day to list property for a sale.
The Crawley average is different from the national average
There is no harm in listing your property on the 17th of March if you are ready to list your property, but you shouldn’t believe that this date has any magical properties that will help you achieve your aims. First of all, the average time it takes to sell a home is the national average as opposed to being the average in specific parts of the country. According to the home.co.uk website, the average time to sell property in Crawley is 102 days, 6 days higher than the national average.
By the above reasoning, the optimal day to list property to sell in Crawley would have been Sunday the 11th of March. We can only apologise for not informing you of that date sooner but in all honesty, the 17th of March isn’t going to be any better or any worse when it comes to listing your property. In fact, if an increased number of property owners decide that there is something in this logic, this date will see a lot of homes being listed on the market, which could make it harder for prospective buyers to find your home.
While the date you list your property may not matter too much, there are steps you can take to help sell your home. Enlisting the services of a skilled and experienced local estate agent is a fantastic starting point and at Taylor Robinson, we are more than happy to help. If you are looking to sell your home soon, get in touch and we will be happy to help you with your next move.