house-in-springSpring is in the air and real estate agents across Australia are running around frantically, trying to keep up with the sheer amount of action on the property market.

Historically, people hold off until this time of years to sell their home, especially those looking to go to auction, but it’s not just tradition, there’s lots of great reasons to sell and buy at this time of year. The sun is shining, the garden looks nice and green and people are starting to get out and about a bit more after hibernating in winter, so it’s great for selling.

Weather plays a huge role in the volume of homes being listed in the spring months. It’s as simple as people being more energised, getting out of the house with the kids and going for a walk. Buyers are much more inclined to go to an open house, for example, when it’s pleasant outside and not raining and miserable.

With more listings hitting the market this month than any time throughout the year, auctions can be a fantastic way to benefit from the sheer demand there is in the marketplace right now. The majority of buyers are anxious to settle on a deal prior to Christmas, as they want to enjoy the season in the comfort of their new home.

As with any real estate effort, however, having a well-planned strategy is the key to selling. Right across the year, with all methods of sale, the most important factor is strategy. Even selling in spring, when sales are strong, comes back to having a strong strategy and implementing it to maximise results.

Of all the elements that buyers could focus on, presentation is the one that’s absolutely crucial. It’s not even the bigger things that count the most – true value lies in the smaller details. For many buyers, it comes down to the first things they see either in person or online, so the exterior and presentation of a home – and how it’s photographed – are vital.

Think about street appeal. Tidy up outside, even new mulch on a garden can really freshen a place up. The little things make a difference.

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