Why today – September 2 – is the best day to sell your home

September is the second busiest month for buyer activity on Rightmove and Zoopla

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The best day to sell your home is today, according to new research from eMoov.co.uk, an online estate agent.

While eMoov has its own reasons for recommending homeowners sell, the company has also identified five reasons why the start of September is the best time to get a property on the market.

"Listing your property for sale on the 2nd September is certainly going to aid the sale of your home. September is the second busiest month for buyer activity on Rightmove and Zoopla." Russel Quirk, founder and CEO of eMoov.co.uk, said.

       1. Prices start declining from November

Google search trends revealed that traffic on property websites Rightmove and Zoopla can decline by as much as 30 per cent starting from November. This means that listing your house at the start of September will give you a two-month window in which to sell.

        2. Christmas is on the way

Christmas count down is also a sale accelerator as research by eMoov found that 12 per cent of the nation believes Christmas aids a sale. People are determined to be moved in time for the festive season and so the process is accelerated by more pro-active buyers.

        3. Parents are looking to move into catchment areas

Another driving factor is children and their school admission deadlines. With many admission deadlines due in February, buying your house in the area you are after improves you chances of getting children into the ‘right’ school.

        4. The weather

Perhaps the most surprising factor remains the weather. EMoov said 43 per cent of people believe selling their home in the summer aids the process, while 17 per cent agree it is more difficult to sell during winter time. September should provide nice enough weather to get good pictures of a house before it goes on the market.

        5. Higher prices

“Selling in September could also result in a higher price achieved. Our latest Property Hotspots Index shows that demand for property across the nation has risen by 9 per cent since the start of the year. It’s when demand starts to outstrip supply that we see house prices start to climb, Quirk said