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Why could putting your house on the market before the first week in September could be advantageous if you are thinking of selling?
It’s back-to-school week, but if parents thought all they had to worry about was buying new school uniforms and felt-tip pens – they may want to think again.
The first week in September is a key time for putting a property on the market – and with next year’s admission for many schools cutting off as early as January, your chance of moving into the right catchment area will increase if you get started now.
Anyone hoping to move into a new home before Christmas should also take note that the average selling time in the UK is 55 to 65 days – and the market falls off in November in the run-up to the festivities.
These claims come after analysis of Google search statistics and traffic levels on property websites Rightmove and Zoopla.
During the summer, parents are distracted by children being at home for the school holidays and many are away, points out Rightmove, but in September and October before the clocks go back, there is enough daylight to inspect properties.
“September is the second busiest month for buyer activity on Rightmove,” says Rightmove Commercial Director Miles Shipside.
“Selling in September could also result in a higher price being achieved.”