We have all heard that the best time to list your home is in the spring. This is when houses show better, people want a change and you can be settled before the start of school. These are great reasons to sell your home in the spring, for sure. There are also a lot of downsides to list in the spring.
Here are 3 Reasons to NOT wait until everyone else:
A TON OF INVENTORY! Your house better be show ready because the competition is tight
LOTS OF LOOKY-LOOS! People are coming out of the winter and can be just curious on pricing their own home, or worse, just looking for decorating ideas
BUSY BUSY! More volume= more issues in a lot of cases. Most families are very busy during this time and it can be challenging to book showings and open houses around spring/ summer schedules. Lawyers, contractors, home inspectors, Realtors, and most everyone who is involved in a Real Estate Transaction are also very busy. Hopefully professionals can run their businesses seamlessly during peak times, but this is not always the case. The small and big details are important no matter the time of year.
The alternative is to list in the fall or holiday season. Why would you ever want to do that?
Here are 6 GREAT Reasons to List During The Holidays:
MOTIVATED BUYERS! This is always great when you are selling. The people looking at houses at this time of the year are more serious
LESS COMPETITION! If there are less homes for sale, this means more money for you
MORE TIME! Buyers have more free time to look at homes during the holidays as opposed to a regular work week
YOU ARE IN CONTROL! We can restrict showings to only allow what works for you
YOU CAN CLOSE WHEN IT IS CONVENIENT! You can choose when to close on your home, like after the holidays when it is more convenient as opposed to starting the whole process then
YOUR HOME IS BEAUTIFUL DURING THE HOLIDAYS! Everyone always makes sure their house feels welcoming and “homey” for this special time. What better time to show it off?
Has this got you thinking that it might be the right time for you to Sell? Call me for an updated Market Valuation of your home today!