If you’re putting off selling due to Brexit then you might miss out on the summer sales period.
On average over the last five years (2014-2018), the period between June and August accounted for more completed sales than in any other period across the year. In fact, around 30% more sales occurred in these months than in the first three months of the year.
2016 has been omitted from this due to unusual activity in March after the addition of Stamp Duty Land Tax for second home buyers and investors.
In the last five years around a quarter of a million homes sold each year in England and Wales between June and August. If you assume that these properties were listed around 8-10 weeks before completion, then it’s properties that are listed now that will sell during this busy period in 2019.
If you want to sell your property before the end of the summer, then you need to start marketing your property now. If you’re interested in a free market appraisal, or if you need advice on selling or letting your home, please get in touch.