What’s the best time of year to sell?

It’s a question that many Mount Isa sellers ask but there’s no definitive answer. There are pros and cons of selling your home at different times of the year, but good properties can sell any time if they are sold and marketed properly. Here’s how to help sell your Mt Isa home any time.

Selling your home in spring

Spring is the time of year when gardens are typically in full bloom, so if your Mount Isa garden presents well in spring it can be a great time to list your property. When people come for inspections, your front garden will be the first thing they see. It will help you to create a great first impression.

Selling your home in summer

Selling is obviously the hottest time of year anywhere, but it’s especially so in Mount Isa. Mount Isa buyers in summer tend to place even more importance on features like backyard pools, covered outdoor entertainment areas, and fully functioning, modern air con units inside homes. Make sure you highlight these features in your sales and marketing campaign if you have them, and remember, a picture is worth a thousand words.

If you list your home early in summer, some buyers may want to make an offer so they can head into Christmas knowing they have a place lined up. Buyers may also have more spare time to inspect your Mt Isa property.

On the flip side, there can be a bit of a lull over the Christmas/New Year break until everything cranks up again.

Selling your home in autumn

Autumn is the time of year when many plants and trees shed their leaves, so if you want to list your home for sale in autumn you should make sure that your yard and gardens remain tidy. Don’t leave loose leaves scattered all over the place because that will only remind buyers of yard work that they’ll need to do on your property if they buy it. Make sure you also clean out your gutters if you have trees that drop leaves.

Selling your home in winter

Winter is obviously the coolest time of year, so buyers don’t have the heat to contend with when inspecting properties like they do in summer. If you don’t have a backyard pool as a selling point, it may be a better time of year to sell.

There is also often less Mount Isa properties on the market in winter compared to other times of the year, so you may have less competition if you list your property in winter. But that’s not guaranteed, so you shouldn’t necessarily wait just for that reason.

The bottom line

Mount Isa properties that sell quickly at any time of year for the best possible prices tend to have the following characteristics:

  • they are priced right (i.e. not too high or not too low).
  • they are sold and marketed to both local and non-local buyers (including buyers from interstate and even overseas). That’s where a great real estate agent like one of our residential sales team at Jays can really make a big difference. We market all of our client’s properties to a wide range of potential buyers.

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Jays Real Estate has been Mount Isa’s premier residential and commercial real estate agency since 1981.

If you’re thinking about selling, buying, renting or leasing any Mt Isa property, or you need your investment property managed, then contact our team today for an obligation-free chat!

We’d be happy to provide you with advice and to answer any questions you have.