Selling your property in October around Halloween

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Selling your property around Halloween

Selling your property at any time of year presents sellers with challenges, October and Halloween offer up further considerations.

The summer is behind us, autumn is in full flow and Halloween this year brings property sellers an extra hour in bed and perhaps thoughts about property presentation. The seasonal change, and clocks “falling” back by one hour coincides with Halloween on Sunday 31st October in 2021.

And to those homeowners wishing to secure a buyer before Christmas for their property in East London, South East London & North Kent, we recommend entering the market now! The additional hour gained after Halloween prolongs the daylight available which is beneficial when viewing properties. However, many property viewings take place as darkness is falling or has fallen, sellers need to be mindful of visiting buyers’ experiences.

Halloween is celebrated by many but not all, and whilst a Jack-o'-lantern provides a seasonal light, it is also an excellent reminder for sellers to ensure their outside and entrance lighting is brightly functioning. Purchasers safely navigating the entrance way ensures a positive start to any viewings.

Other popular decorative additions to homes by Halloween lovers like cobwebs and plastic spiders are fun features to get in the spirit. They also serve as another presentation reminder that when people view a property for the first time, first impressions count!

When bringing your property to market it is advisable to ensure that it has been thoroughly de-cluttered and cleaned. This opens room space making the home feel more capacious. Cleaning and vacuuming that removes dust and any “real” cobwebs will enhance impressions, scented candles are a nice touch too.

Seasonal trends aside, we are experiencing positive market conditions for sellers and buyers as there is balanced supply and favourable demand. We strive and successfully achieve the best price for properties, in excess of 99% of asking prices in fact.

Sellers wishing to secure a buyer before Christmas will need to establish the value of their property. Our experienced team of valuers will offer detailed marketing advice befitting every seller’s needs. When selling property in areas covered by our Rotherhithe & BermondseyCanary Wharf & DocklandsBow & Bethnal Green, and Chislehurst & Bromley offices, we are here to provide your Property Valuation & Market Appraisal.

Written by Alex Neil Estate Agents

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