THE weather’s getting warmer, the days are longer, the crocuses are bursting through, and we all just feel that bit better about the world.

Yes, Spring is in the air - and that means it’s the perfect time to sell your home.

As one of the North-East’s most experienced estate agents, Simon Wright, co-director of Robinsons, is well aware that Spring brings all kinds of advantages for those looking to put their property on the market.

“There is a natural quiet period over Christmas-time because people understandably focus on the festivities and families,” says Simon. “Then, there’s a bit of a post-Christmas hangover before we start to see a build-up of activity as Spring approaches.”

With the days being longer, there’s just more time available to view properties, and it’s always more pleasant to be out house-hunting when it’s not freezing cold. Properties also look better when there’s a chance of sunshine, along with a splash of colour in the garden.

“We always see activity levels peak in March, April, May and a bit of June before levelling off again in July and August, so now really is the time to grasp the opportunity and not miss out,” says Simon. “Prices have been static in the North-East for quite a while and I don’t see that changing, so there’s no point waiting if you are thinking of selling or buying.”

Spring weddings are also always popular and that means young couples are more likely to turn their attention to taking their first steps on the property ladder.

Many buyers also like to time their move to fit in with the school year. By starting the process in the Spring, they can expect to complete in time to spend the summer months settling in to their new surroundings before the new school year starts in September.

It all adds up to more buyers coming onto the market and that means more potential offers and a greater chance of maximizing the price.

Simon and his fellow co-director George Robinson have more than 75 years’ experience between them at Robinsons, making the business one of the most trusted estate agents in the North-East.

And, despite the national uncertainties over Brexit, current sales at Robinsons are way ahead of expectations.

“Our figures are very strong indeed,” says Simon. “There is a lot of new-build in the areas we serve and that is leading to a lot of extra activity.”

One consequence of the flurry of new housing developments is a rise in the part-exchange market and that can be great news for sellers and buyers alike. With developers desperate to shift properties, they are offering all kinds of deals. That includes entering into part-exchange agreements, and then passing on the second-hand properties back to the estate agents at a discounted price. The result is that there are plenty of great deals to be had.

Robinsons have long-established relationships with key developers, meaning that there is plenty of competitively priced stock across a wide range of property types.

The company has 11 residential branches in Bishop Auckland, Chester-le-Street, Crook, Darlington, Durham, Hartlepool, Ingleby Barwick, Middlesbrough, Sedgefield, Spennymoor, and Stockton. It also incorporates the Fine & Country brand, catering for the more prestigious end of the market.

Robinsons also takes pride in being a one-stop agent, providing a very high quality of service that takes the hassle out of buying and selling a property. Valuations, selling, arranging mortgages, and recommending solicitors are all part of the service.

And to underline the quality of the service on offer, Robinsons has been given a five-star Trustpilot rating.

So, don’t miss out on the best time to sell your home ­– Spring into Robinsons and talk to the experts.