HouseWow the UK's leading property styling and home staging professionals




   The Buying and Selling Property Guide at HouseWow®

    Home   |  Buying Property   |  Selling Property   |  Property Marketing   |  Property valuation   |  Conveyancing   |  Private property sales   |  HouseWow



When to sell a house


This article covers when to sell a house and de-cluttering to sell a house faster. 


When is the best time to sell a house?

Timing your house sale could improve the selling price of your home. 



If you can choose when to market your home for sale then consider the timing of the property marketing.


 In general Spring (February and March) and Autumn (September) are the key times to sell your property when traditionally demand is higher and therefore prices are usually at their most buoyant.


Taking into account your own circumstances when selling there needs to be opportunity and time available to 'put your house in order' and tend to house repairs and presentation, consider estate agent marketing options and house selling fees.  If the timing is correct then you would stand to improve your house price and be in an improved position to buy the next property. However, bear in mind that the same seasonal timing and property price applies to the seller of the property you would hope to buy.



If it's time to sell your house then it's time to get started and de-clutter and de-personalise because potential buyers need to imagine themselves living in your house. So start to thin out the ornaments and photos - especially posters in kids' bedrooms. Put things you don't really use on a daily basis in the attic or into self-storage.


Big pieces of furniture should also go into storage and make rooms feel much bigger. Focus on: the hallway: clear away coats, clutter. In the bathroom: hide all your products. In the kitchen: clear the work surfaces of appliances, jars, tins etc, remove fridge magents and replace the ragged tea towels and smelly bin with fresh items.


 Selling Property logo

Removal costs

When moving home your potential house removal costs will vary. Whether choosing a removal firm (inclusive of insurance for any damages and packing) from the British Association of Removers (BRA), a van and man or hiring your own van for DIY removals, ensure that you cost this into your moving calculations. Van hire can range from £50 per day for a local self drive and a full removal service can be  £400+ for a fully assisted packing and removal service.  



Other popular articles

Selling property

Property valuation

House survey

EPC costs



Share this article

Comment on this article


Note: Comments above are via social media facebook and are vetted in the usual way. If you have any complaints or wish to make a comment to HouseWow about the validity of information in this article or any comments via facebook participants please contact HouseWow directly here.   We respect your privacy and never send spam. Thank you.

Note: The information on this website may be provided by third parties and links may be to external websites. Please see website terms for more details.



     When to sell a house   |   Decluttering   |  Removal costs   |   Clean up!   |   Conveyancing     |    Costs of selling a house  |  Compare house prices   


  about    services    contact    sitemap     terms    privacy     associates     media      partners     resources    house selling tips 




Quick site content navigation links to popular pages   



Contact us

Log in


Picture Gallery





Media - PR




Cleaning Leeds

Declutter and organise

Declutter coach

Freelance Interior Designers

Furniture Hire

Furniture rental

Furniture rental Scotland

Home makeover

Home Staging

Home Staging Report

Staging for Estate agents

Staging for Builders

Hotel Interior Design

Interior Design

Landlord Furniture

Landlord furniture Rental

House Styling

Styling rental property

Show home

HouseWow® Teams

HouseWow Bedfordshire

HouseWow Bristol

HouseWow Buckinghamshire

HouseWow Cambridgeshire

HouseWow Cheshire

HouseWow Cornwall

HouseWow Cumbria

HouseWow Derbyshire

HouseWow Devon

HouseWow Dorset

HouseWow Durham

HouseWow East midlands

HouseWow Essex

HouseWow Greater Manchester

HouseWow Hampshire

HouseWow Hertfordshire

HouseWow Kent

HouseWow Lancashire

HouseWow Leicestershire

HouseWow Lincolnshire

HouseWow London

HouseWow North West London

HouseWow Norfolk

HouseWow Northamptonshire

HouseWow Oxfordshire  

HouseWow Somerset  

HouseWow Suffolk

HouseWow Surrey

HouseWow West Midlands

HouseWow Yorkshire

House Wow Scotland



Home staging

House staging

House makeover

House makeovers


Interior design

Property staging

Quick house sale

Show home

Staged to sell



De-clutter open day

Property photography

Estate Agent open day


Tips and info pages

Best online estate agent

Decluttering Tips

Declutter your home

Declutter Leeds

Furniture rental 

Furniture rental tips

Home Insurance

Home Staging Tips

House Selling Tips

Online estate Agents

Property links

Quotes selling houses

Sell my house fast

Stamp Duty Rates

What is home staging?

Home Staging course

Home Staging Course


Home improvement 

Bed  mattress sizes

Bedroom Furniture

Home improvement

Hot tub reviews

Wallpaper murals for walls 

Home Improvement Team


Property Buying & Selling

Getting a Mortgage

House Conveyancing

Home survey

Stamp Duty Land Tax Rates

Costs of selling a house

Costs of buying a house

Property valuation

Selling property privately


Holiday Homes

7 Things You Need to Know when Styling a Holiday Home



      Copyright 2008 - 2018  HouseWow®  is a registered trading name of HSC Design Ltd  Company Registration: 06576986  for Home Staging, Show homes, De-clutter and Home improvement in the UK