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When is the best time to sell my home?

Choose the right selling season

Is there such a thing as “good” or “less good” time to accelerate the sale of your home? This is often said, but it’s not true at all. A professional estate agent knows that any season can be right as long as the selling approach is tailored to the season.

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Selling in the spring?

Spring is by far the easiest season to sell your home. Your home looks more beautiful and cosy in the sunlight. The flowers in your garden are in bloom, and the first rays of sunshine make buyers more energetic and more likely to be in good spirits.

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Selling in the summer?

People often have more time to view properties thanks to the holiday period. Potential buyers who are saving for their new home and therefore not travelling are your ideal target audience. If your home is quite dark, sell in the summer. The days are longer, and the lack of light is not very noticeable to prospective buyers.

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Selling in the autumn?

There is often less 'competition' in autumn than in spring. The budget of potential buyers is sometimes a bit lower because the summer holidays have just ended. On the other hand, the cold winter months and high energy bills are fast approaching, so you can create more awareness about the advantages of your energy-efficient home.

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Selling in the winter?

During the winter months, it's dark earlier and often very cold. Consequently, potential buyers might opt to put off a purchase for a while. Would you like to avoid that? The ERA Sales Guide makes prospective buyers feel completely at home during a viewing. Want to bet your visitor won't want to postpone the purchase after all?

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Thanks to the ERA Sales Guide, prospective buyers feel completely at home when visiting. Bet your visitor won't want to delay the purchase after all.

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Road map

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Current step - step 2

When is the best time to sell my home?

Is there such a thing as “good” or “less good” time to accelerate the sale of your home? 

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Step 3

Selling with or without an estate agent?

You can sell your home entirely on your own or let an estate agent take care of it for you.

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Step 4

Get your home prepped

Before taking photos or welcoming potential buyers, it is important to prepare your home to make the best possible impression on future owners. In industry terms, this is called “home staging”.

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Step 5

How do I determine the value of my house?

How much is your house worth? The most important element in selling your home is, of course, the asking price. It's crucial to start with the correct price. After all, there are many risks when your pricing is not accurate.

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Step 6

What mandatory documents do I need?

If you sell your home through an estate agent, they will take most of the administrative hassle off your hands. If you are selling your house or flat yourself, you will need some documents to be able to sell your home. 

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Step 7

How can I advertise my property?

If you are selling your home, reaching as many potential buyers as possible on as many different channels as possible is crucial. The more people you reach, the more likely the final selling price will be higher and your property will sell faster.

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Step 8

How do I guide visitors around my property?

The time has come! Your advertising is paying off. It may sound a bit odd, seeing as you know your property, but practice the tour you will give potential buyers with a critical friend in advance. That way, you can prepare for more difficult questions.

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Step 9

How do I negotiate the selling price?

Have the guided tours gone well, and are the first prospective buyers interested in buying the property? That’s great! It's time to negotiate the selling price.

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Step 10

How do I make the sale of my home official?

The sale of your home is made official in two steps. First of all, a sale agreement must be drawn up and signed. This is followed by the notarial deed through the notary.

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Step 1

Buy first or sell first?

Will you be moving? First, decide whether you want to buy your new home before or after selling your current one. We briefly list the pros and cons.