Could spring be the best time of year for selling a house?
It's not often you'll find two real estate agents who agree on which time of year is best for selling a house.
But with spring coming up, it's certainly hard to ignore the facts and trends that start cropping up in this season.
Early on this year, the Sydney Morning Herald released a report on sales trends throughout the year, and flagged September as the month with the highest number of auctions with an impressive 2,241 in September 2012.
These auctions saw a clearance rate of 62 per cent, which means that almost 1,400 of them sold successfully over the month - and that's just by auction.
Since there were a total of 20,037 auctions throughout 2012, this means that 11 per cent were held in September alone (an even split throughout the year is closer to eight per cent).
The article does point out that in 2012, the numbers may have been larger than usual due to the government's decision to make changes to the first time buyer grants for existing properties from October 1 2012.
On the other hand, they suggest that the event of the federal election this year may also impact September sales, as many people may wait until the results are in before making the decision about whether to move.
The beliefs behind spring being a good month to sell a residential property stem from the fact that this time is traditionally thought of as a point for new beginnings, which is essentially what buying a new house is all about.
Also, unlike summer which has the festive season to contend with, September, October and November are relatively neutral months without any major interruptions.
This trend is not just seen nationally, but internationally too. In April this year Forbes released an article saying that the months of April, May, June and July (spring in the US) usually account for over 40 per cent of all housing transactions for the year.
The only possible downside of selling your home in spring is that there may be others who think the same way and list their home on the market at the same time of the year.
However, this is not such an issue when supply greatly outweighs demand, as there are always people looking for a great new home or investment property!