Here’s why spring is the best time of year to sell your home


Typically, spring is the season associated with new beginnings – there’s better weather, buds appearing on the trees, flowers in bloom, plus more wildlife and nature out and about. Spring is also the perfect time to sell their home and move into somewhere new.

At Ballards Group, we have over 120 years of experience in the removals industry, so we know what we’re talking about when it comes to selling up and moving house. Here are some of the main reasons why people choose spring to make their next move…

Longer days & better weather

Things simply don’t look as good in the damp, wet miserable weather that the UK winter brings – so often it pays to wait until the start of spring to put your house on the market.

With the clocks having gone forward, we’re now experiencing brighter, longer days, meaning that there are more opportunities to get out and view potential new homes (and for potential buyers to do the same!). In the dull winter months, it can be tricky to view homes in the evening, as it’s simply too dark to see the outside space and the lack of sunlight can make things appear more gloomy indoors.

Gardens will also be in full bloom, making the outside space much more appealing. Your home will likely look a lot brighter, bigger and more welcoming in the nice sunny weather, meaning it may be easier to sell and attract buyers.

Move house in the summer holidays

If you put your house on the market at the start of spring, you’ll likely be ready to move during the summer holidays, which is perfect if you’ve got children. By moving when they’re off school, it’ll minimise disruption and allow them to fully settle into their new home before starting the new school year in September.

The weather should also be very pleasant in summer (although we admit, England is a bit unpredictable!), meaning you’ll hopefully have to worry a lot less about any weather-related damage to your valuable belongings.

Higher buyer numbers

Spring is the most popular time of year for house hunters to start their search, meaning that there is a higher level of competition for properties. This should not only help to sell your home faster, but also potentially allow for a higher offer, as purchasers may up their bids to deal with the competition.

With more potential buyers on the market, you can also be pickier about who you sell your home to – meaning that you can be selective in your chain, usually selecting the shortest one to help prevent anything going wrong further down the line.

Picture perfect conditions

The bright, sunny spring weather will not only aid the kerbside appeal of your home’s exterior, it’ll also aid the interior photography with the addition of more natural light. Ultimately, good quality photos are key to successfully selling your home efficiently, and at your desired asking price (or even higher).

If you’ve just put your house on the market, we wish you the best of luck with your sale! If you’ve recently sold and are starting to plan your move, get in touch with our team of removals specialists today for a free, no-obligation quotation!

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