Is September A Good Month To Sell Your Country House?

News at Fox Grant | 02/09/2016

Historically March has always been the favoured month to sell property but in a strong market with limited stock and plenty of proceedable buyers, September offers a great alternative.

There are many other contributing factors that can determine when the best time to sell your country house or smallholding can be.  Here are just some of the things that should be taken into consideration:


Selling A House With Land

Traditionally if you are selling a house with land and crops, the best time to sell is in the autumn, at the end of the harvest.  This enables you to gain maximum profit from the land and reap the rewards of your hard work in the fields.  Far better than leaving it to the potential buyers!


Different Seasons


Many believe that spring or early summer is the best time to put a house up for sale.  The weather is typically good, the Christmas festivities are out of the way and many don’t go on holiday until later in the year.  This usually results in more people spending greater time on their house search.

Blossoming gardens can also show a house at its very best, encouraging more offers which can potentially be at a higher level.


The summer is not thought to be such a good time to sell as a large proportion of house hunters tend to go away, especially if they have children and it’s the school holidays.  This results in a huge part of the market being missed, especially those looking for family homes.

However, houses do show well in the summer months as the gardens are in full bloom, the sun is often shining and the days draw out long into the late hours making viewings after work possible.

Late Summer / Autumn

September begins to bring the summer to a close.  The children have all gone back to school and the garden becomes a bit easier to manage, which gives country home owners more time to de-clutter and prepare their home for sale.   The evenings stay light until early October, making viewings easier to arrange and very often we are blessed with an “Indian Summer”.  All these factors combine to make it the ideal time to put your house on the market.

So if you are thinking of selling your country home, start the process now.  Read our article Top 10 Tips To Help Sell Your House which provides useful tips on how to get your country property looking at its best.


Pick A Good Estate Agent

Choose a good estate agent above all else.  They will offer sensible and practical advice on how to get your house ready to market and when might be the best time.

Make sure you check out reviews from previous clients.  This gives a great insight into how the agency operate and their level of customer service.  Beware not to just go for the cheapest agent either, it’s that old adage, you get what you pay for.

Call one of our specialist agents for a free market appraisal and advice on how to add value to your home before you bring it to market.