eMoov – properties sell for more during school holidays

Ryan Bembridge

September 5, 2017

Properties sell at higher prices during school holidays, Online estate agent eMoov has found.

Its data found that properties typically cost £296,100 during term times and £308,150 during the holidays.

The best time to sell is during the Easter holidays (£398,000), followed by the spring term leading to Easter (£324,600), spring half term (£323,100), the autumn half term (£303,003) and the Christmas holidays (£300,367).

Russell Quirk, founder and chief executive of eMoov.co.uk, said: “As we wave goodbye to summer and finally see the kids return to school many will pause for a breath and a well-deserved cup of tea.

“However, for those of us with a property sale forthcoming, our attention will soon be drawn to when to sell with an eye on completing before Christmas.

“Whilst the Christmas break offers an opportunity to get a sale over the line, and for a marginally higher sold price, when combined with the additional stress of the festive period it can be a tough ask.

“As this research shows, the best window to aim for, albeit a smaller one, is the autumn half term.

“Of course, you can never say for sure how long a sale will take as each is individual, but as a good rule of thumb, getting the preparation of floor plans and photos out of the way now, puts you in a very good position once the market picks up mid-term and continues to do so right up until Christmas.”

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