Despite what some agents will tell you, there are definitely better times than others for selling your home.
Although increasingly sophisticated, with a growing number of eastern states and international buyers, the Perth market still has its clearly demarcated selling seasons.
With its long, hot summers and cool sharp winters, there are only a couple of months during the calendar year when I advise my clients and potential clients to hold off if they possibly can.
Obviously the middle of the Perth winter, when most are either escaping to warmer climes or hibernating indoors, is one of those times.
The other time I suggest playing a waiting game if at all possible, is in the midst of our long hot summer, when the city all but grinds to a halt and most of us can be found lazing on beaches rather than fronting up to a series of home opens.
I think it’s important to tailor your marketing campaign to show the home in its best possible light and seasonal differences can play a huge part in that.
Once I have thoroughly inspected a home and talked at length with the sellers about it, we make an informed decision on how to show the home looking its best.
If it’s geared to summer entertaining with north facing alfresco spaces then the optimum time is going to be as the weather warms up.
If a home tends to retain heat on warm summer days, then I would look at marketing it pre or post high summer and ensuring the timing of home opens is planned to reflect the property when it’s at its best.
In a city like Perth, where vast numbers of homeowners take pride in their gardens and outdoor areas, spring is an obvious choice to showcase a property in the best light possible.
With the natural extension of indoor-outdoor living, it makes sense to promote our enviable lifestyle during the months when we are able to enjoy it.
With June gone and July fast disappearing, the Perth property market is gearing up for one of the busiest times of the year, so if you’ve been holding off for the rain to pass, it might be time to put your plans into action and let’s talk about your place.