Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

The Best Time to Sell Your Home

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

The Best Time to Sell Your Home

Article excerpt

WE ALL want to secure a good price for our home -- and timing can play a key role.

Spring is seen as the ideal time to sell homes -- and not just because gardens are looking their best, says Mortgage Choice.

Warmer weather entices buyers outdoors, and the new owners can be settled in by Christmas, something that's important for many.

But that's not to say other times of year should be avoided.

The property market can be quieter in winter, and fewer listings means less competition, which could help you secure a higher price.

The cooler seasons can also be a great time to showcase winter-friendly features like an open fireplace.

Are you sale-ready?

More important than the time of year, is knowing when you're ready to take your home to market and achieve the best outcome.

Your property needs to be in tip-top shape to attract buyers.

Even minor flaws can see the price knocked down.

Think too about whether you have the time to keep your home looking immaculate for buyer inspections. …

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