Saturday, 18 September 2021

Why wait for the spring?

With the UK housing market on the up-and-up and promising signs that the economic recovery is taking hold, Strutt and Parker explains why the start of the year could well be an opportune time to think about selling your home.

Christmas may be a time for turkey and telly, and over-imbibing with family and friends, but the immediate aftermath is a good time to review your property and think about whether it’s really right for your current circumstances.

Why? For the simple reason that the festive period usually involves people spending more time together in the home, so it’s a good time to appraise whether the property still delivers on a practical front — think location and size.

There are different reasons for wanting to change: maybe you’ve welcomed a new addition to the family, you’re thinking of buying a pet or you’d like more space in the garden for an outdoor eating area, or some stables or even a swimming pool.

Most sellers go into the market determined that they’re going to sell, but many are put off from taking the leap.

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