I would advise any vendor considering coming to market in the autumn to be aware that the pace of the market can sometimes mean a move before Christmas, so it’s worth preparing for this. We have already seen two such examples of properties that have been priced correctly, attracted interest and in one particular case sold over the guide price. Both clients can now expect to be enjoying Christmas in their new homes. More and more of our clients are using our wealth of experience of the local market to offer them advice on their potential purchases, and in some cases we have even carried the negotiations to help secure the property at price to suit our clients. Some tips I would offer to people preparing their properties for marketing would be to ensure that their gardens and grounds are well kept and cut back to help showcase the plot. Autumn gardens tend to be a sea of colour. If you are considering marketing your home this autumn and require up to date advice on the autumn market, please don’t hesitate to call me for a confidential market appraisal on 01403 253271
Alex Harvey – Henry Adams
The colourful autumn season is traditionally a very productive period with buyers looking to move before the end of year festivities begin, so the marketing and presentation of a home entering the market at this time is essential. The outside space on any property plays a major factor in the decision to purchase a home, and a clean and well-maintained garden could be the difference between a finding a buyer and remaining on the market. In addition, as the temperature falls, the need to create a warm and welcoming home plays its part, so keeping the temperature on a constant heat with open fires lit before viewings would be advisable.
Lee Hubble – Mansell McTaggart
In my experience, spring is often prime time for viewing, but not necessarily for buying which often takes place in the autumn. Once the summer holidays are over, people wishing to move concentrate their minds on finding the right property with a view to moving in before Christmas. There is still leaf on the tress and the autumn colours can make some properties look absolutely stunning. All in all, there is a good chance of finding a genuine buyer quickly without the inconvenience of dozens of viewers visiting your home. So, why delay in these uncertain economic times, when who knows what 2012 will bring?
Russell Parkes – Batcheller Monkhouse