The best time to market a property can depend on several factors such as the local property market, the type of property, and the target audience. However, there are a few general guidelines that can help you determine the best time to market your property:

March & April: Generally, spring is considered one of the best times to market a property. The weather is milder, and the days are longer, which makes it easier to showcase your property to potential buyers. Additionally, families with school-aged children often prefer to move during the summer, so they can settle into a new home before the new school year begins.

September is also seen as a good time to start your marketing. Once the summer holidays have flown by and the kids start school again it gives potential sellers, and buyers, more time to concentrate on finding a new home. Many buyers are looking to be settled in their new home before Christmas so as long as an offer can be agreed in September or October, they can generally make that a reality.

January is a surprisingly active month in the property market. Sellers may have put off their marketing to enjoy Christmas but once the first or second week of January arrives, they are eager to start the process. Rightmove have stated, year on year, that their busiest time for buyer traffic is Boxing Day so preparing the marketing for a Christmas Day launch and delaying viewings until the first week of January is always a good tip.

Months to avoid: February can be a bit of a “no mans land” between the January rush and pending spring and given the majority of the English population are on some form of holiday in August, that should also be avoided if possible.

Ultimately, the best time to market a property can vary depending on the individual circumstances. It's important to work with a knowledgeable estate agent who can help you determine the best time to list your property.