With the approaching academic year, this is also the time of year when buyers who want to move closer to a school or university will actively look around for their new property journey.
Buyers often want to move before the end of the year or at least early in the new year which means they will now be actively looking and putting in offers.
This time of the year is also often when people start thinking about downscaling or upscaling, semigrating or retiring to the coast or country in the new year. That means they will start looking for a new home to match their intentions.
Those who are thinking of semigrating or relocating to another region, city or town will also likely look to get their offers in so that they can move early in the new year.
Properties present better during the summer months with gardens in bloom and swimming pools sparkling. When the sun is out, buyers are often keen to get out and look at houses, so hosting viewings and show houses tend to attract more buyers.
Perhaps the most compelling reason for selling right now is that the current market presents the best opportunity to buy a house since 2007 with mortgage loan granting at the highest level and deposit requirements are at the lowest level.
Courtesy of Private Property - Gina Meintjes & Samuel Seeff, chairman of the Seeff Property Group, Tiaan Pretorius, Gerhard van der Linde