Tue 17 Jan 2017

For years now people have asked estate agents about the ’best time’ to try and sell their home, with most people’s belief that with the onset of summer and their gardens looking bright and in full bloom, it’s best to wait until the spring before putting their home on the housing market.


For various reasons, as agents this is something we believe to be incorrect and is leaving things a little too late. Those looking to move into the dream home, carry out essential works or enjoy their new gardens wish to do so in the summer, meaning they begin their property search within the early months of the New Year.

With the legal side of buying and selling still taking an average of 12 weeks those properties sold in the spring and summer would be looking to complete and the new owners moving in closer to the autumn.

There is also the fact that with so many people waiting until the flowers have come out and that elusive Cornish summer to start, there is always a severe lack of homes on the market during these early months and of course a lack of available property means those on the market are able to achieve a quicker sale and a higher price due to the good old, supply and demand scenario. 

Of course there is the argument of the photos not looking at their best in the darker months but with the use of digital cameras and modern photo enhancement this isn’t the problem it was in the past. A good agent will update your photos as they are needed without any charge. 

So if you are looking to move this year. If you are wishing to get your property on the market while you have less completion and have your home seen by those looking to move this spring / summer we strongly recommend getting your home on the market as soon as you can to avoid missing one of the years busy periods.


If you do require a market appraisal on your home, whether it is to market now or get an idea for the future then Millerson will be happy to visit you without any obligation. This can be arranged by calling us on 01872 245100. Emailing on or visiting our website with 24/7 live chat on