Year-End Buying and Selling Season
November 16, 2018
We often talk to aircraft owners who are surprised that the fourth quarter is the strongest time of year for aircraft transactions. Because 2018 has been a record year so far, we expect year-end to be uncommonly strong.
Year-end buyers are getting more serious…
As year-end starts to loom, potential buyers usually become more serious about making a purchase decision, with the hopes of accepting delivery of their aircraft on or before December 31. Many of the potential buyers at any given time also have their own aircraft to sell, so the markets will fill up quickly and aircraft will be bought and sold at a faster pace than other times of the year.
Many transactions will spill over into 2019.
After an especially active year-end, we often see a strong first quarter as well. Buyers who are less tax-motivated (who may have missed out on a plane) will still be eager to acquire the right aircraft. Sellers who put their plane on the market in late December or early in the new year (before spring) are often surprised that there is still excellent activity from serious buyers.
Time to buy or sell?
If you have a plane to buy or sell, NOW is the time to start the process and take full advantage of a stronger market. If you are thinking of selling this year, it’s important to get your aircraft onto the market quickly with a strong presentation that will attract motivated buyers and set your aircraft apart from all the others on the market.
Maximize your results quickly and easily.
The Performance Aircraft team can help you maximize your results quickly and easily. We travel to every aircraft we represent to review, document, and professionally photograph the plane. Our Showcase Listings™ give buyers 24/7 access to all the information they want, arming them with the confidence they need to make a purchase decision. Because we have so much invested in each aircraft up front, we will help you take advantage of the hotter selling season by following up actively with every prospective buyer we encounter. Our detailed Market Analysis will help you price your aircraft in the “sweet spot” that will help you maximize the sale price and make confident decisions as we negotiate on offers.
Don’t miss out on the chance to maximize your opportunity buying or selling your aircraft. Contact our friendly Aircraft Sales team to learn more about the market for your aircraft and get the process started today!Read More Aviation Articles