Is now a good time to sell your home?

Is now a good time to sell your home?

We all want to achieve the best possible price when we sell our home but, in today’s world, there is no “perfect” time to put your property on the market.

That might sound a bit negative, but if you can spare a few minutes, we’ll explain why now is actually a great time to consider your next move.


In our experience… and we’ve got plenty!

Sims Williams has been helping customers to buy, sell and rent their homes in Arundel, Chichester, Emsworth, Middleton and across the Six Villages of Walberton, Westergate, Eastergate, Fontwell, Barnham and Yapton for over 35 years.

We’ve guided customers through many periods of uncertainty in the housing market and know that whatever the season and whatever the financial environment, people will always want and need to move house.

Better weather boosts sales

Spring and Summer have always been popular times of the year to buy and sell property and the reasons are as true today as they were back in the 1980’s when Sims Williams sold its first property.

• Spring is a time for new beginnings, when people start thinking about where they want to be this time next year.

• A bit of sunshine and new growth brings gardens to life and showcases our properties at their colourful best.

• People with children are starting their property search now to make sure they are settled in their new home when the Autumn school term begins

It’s a good time for buyers and sellers

Putting the seasons aside, low interest rates continue to make mortgages more affordable for prospective buyers and house prices are still rising, albeit at a slower rate than in recent years.
Demand for housing remains greater than the number of properties available – especially in our beautiful part of the country.


Why are people hesitating?

The possible effects of Brexit, a fragile economy and uncertainty around forecasts for the housing market are all affecting consumer confidence.

However, we’ll probably have exactly the same concerns this time next year and in the meantime, people will still want and need to move house.


Moving is an emotional decision

For most of us, moving house is about more than just money.

Whether we’re buying a bigger house to accommodate our growing family, moving for a new job or moving to release equity once the children have left home, a property move represents the start of the next phase of our lives.

We don’t want to wait for the “perfect” time to buy – we just want to get on with the rest of our lives and be happy.

So, we’ll go ahead in our search for the perfect home – whatever the season and financial environment.

That’s why there will always be buyers for your property – particularly at this time of the year when we focus on turning the next stage of our life into reality.

If you’re thinking of selling your home, call us today for a free, no obligation valuation and let’s get things moving.


Arundel  01903 885678
Walberton  01243 551368
Chichester  01243 787868


Sims Williams 04.04.17
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