Officially the best day to sell your home
Date of Article
May 15 2013

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Carter Jonas reveals this May weekend to be the best time of year to launch your property to market

15 May 2013, Discovering the right time to sell your house can be crucial in getting the best price but, for years, the general advice from estate agents has been: The Spring.

Now leading national estate agency Carter Jonas has pinpointed the exact day based on local intelligence and research through a survey of its 79 country residential agents.

18 May is the date allowing homeowners to maximise their home’s appeal be it for selling, renting or hosting the perfect wedding.

Mark Charter, head of Oxford’s Carter Jonas office said: “Clients always want to know when to sell.  So rather than give the generic answer, we set about finding the exact answer.

“18 May is midway between the two Bank Holidays, before summer half term when the weather is kindest, with the grass looking lush and weather permitting, the wisteria in bloom.

“The date fits in neatly with buyers looking to move during the summer holiday, given 8-10 weeks from offer to completion, and should allow good pictures to be taken in late April/early May.

“It’s not only about when is the best time to sell your house and garden but also about when is the best time to visit one of the many gardens open to the public through the National Gardens Scheme or National Trust or even the best time to host a summer wedding either at your house or at a wedding venue.

“There are always busier or quieter times in the housing market’s calendar and sometimes people need to sell at a different time of the year.  But for those who know that they want to sell and want their house and garden to be at their peak to attract the best price, our research shows that 18 May is the solution.

“As you would expect, with the ever changing weather in the UK, the result might differ from year to year.  But our research means we can pinpoint when their gardens will be in full bloom and the outside of houses looking their most beautiful.  With the wet summers we have been experiencing, we do allow for a bit of movement either side but this year we hope for a good Spring and Summer.”

Highcroft House

Highcroft House in Oxfordshire is launching this week with a guide price of £2.75m. For further information please call Carter Jonas, Oxford on 01865 511 444