SUMMER IS the best ‘window of opportunity’ period in the home selling calendar to achieve the best prices for property for sale.
The summer months traditionally achieve a greater number of home sales during the calendar year because the number of buyers in the housing market increases and people tend to make decisions about moving home during the holiday period.
There is still a strong demand for homes in the lead-up to Christmas, with many regional professionals such as teachers, choose to relocate during this period.
The prospect for home sellers to achieve an increase in quality offers during the summer months are enhanced by a decline in the number of homes listed for sale in many suburbs. This trend is underlined by the latest REIWA figures which show that during the September quarter 2009, where there were 11,200 properties listed for sale which compares to the national equilibrium level of 12,000 properties.
To assist home buyers in this selling process, Professionals have launched a free booklet – ‘Pathway To Preparing Your Home For sale’.
This free booklet provides many useful tips for home sellers particularly in the critical area of home presentation. For example, the booklet highlights how property sellers can significantly improve the atmosphere of their home through simple techniques such as lighting.