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Dewhurst & Co have been marketing homes in Swindon for 21 years and that unparalleled local experience helps us to sort the wheat from the chaff when it comes to house market fashions and forecasts. And here is one trend that rarely wavers - autumn is a great time for sellers to let us market their property.

It is not just the fact that autumn gives gardens a vibrant red and golden hue that can take a buyer’s breath away, there is also a business-like nip in the air for more prosaic reasons.

Summer is generally a very quiet time for job recruitment, especially at big companies, but come the autumn and the HR teams at Swindon’s major players go into overdrive.

Eighteen of the south’s biggest companies are based in Swindon, which guarantees droves of new professionals moving into the area over the next couple of months. And lots of new recruits at Nationwide, Honda, Npower, Dyson, National Trust et al translates into lots of serious buyers eagerly looking for new homes.

In the past, some people might have chosen to rent when they first arrived in a new town, but with mortgage rates still at historical lows and the uncertainty of Brexit around the corner, many newcomers to Swindon will now decide that buying straight away is the wisest choice.

Traditionally, autumn is also a busy period when it comes to sales at new developments, and Dewhurst & Co are currently marketing a range of exclusive homes in Blunsdon, Cirencester, South Cerney and Coate Water. Not that all high-end properties are brand new – if you have a period property in Old Town or a listed cottage in one of the surrounding villages, we have buyers on our data base who will jump at the chance of a viewing.

Finally, though it is only September we must mention Christmas.

“We would love to market your house this autumn and we’ll get you swift viewings with serious buyers,” says Chris Dewhurst, director of Dewhurst & Co, “but nobody wants to move house over the festive season. In other words, don’t wait until they’re playing Christmas Carols in the supermarket before putting your property on sale!”

“Last October, asking prices hit record levels as the autumn market gathered pace,” he continues. “If the right house in the right part of Swindon came on to the market it was often gone in days, either at the asking price or very near.”

“Given the busy autumn activity we’ve seen over many years and the number of new buyers registering with Dewhurst in the last couple of weeks, I would expect this year to follow a similar trend.”


Ready to sell this autumn?To find out how much your property is worth, please contact Chris Dewhurst for a FREE valuation. 01793 701111 /