Vendors often wait until spring to put their property up for sale due to the chance of more pleasant weather. Weather is something that can never be relied upon, it is highly unpredictable. Some of the nicest days have been in winter and nastiest days in spring. More importantly spring is exactly when the market is flooded with all the properties that waited out winter.
There will always be buyers. In fact buyers seeking property in winter are often highly motivated as they don’t want to wait until spring. They want to be in their new property as soon as possible. Sydney is fast becoming a seller’s market, as highlighted by the rise in auction clearance rates (refer to our previous article Sydney’s housing market continues to rise).
The cooler weather is a great time to showcase your property’s “cozy factor”. As buyers are travelling in the wind or rain when they arrive at your doorstep they are retreating to a safe haven. This is your chance to present your property so that it screams ‘make yourself at home’. If you have fireplaces, get them roaring, deck the floors with warm rugs, turn on lamps and bring out the blankets.
So in short, use winter to your advantage. Encourage those buyers who might not otherwise be your target market to inspect your property. With Richard Matthews Real Estate your property will always stand out from the crowd, regardless of what season it is. Their team of experts give every client the attention and result they deserve. If you are curious to find out what your property could sell for call the team today on 9642 4288. You can also apply online here for your free market appraisal
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