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 at eMoov.co.uk, said: “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.”