Hello! Times are changing and you’re thinking about moving the family into a new home. But before you start searching for your next dream home, you’ll need to figure out when you’re going to sell your existing home. The decision is a complex one, especially considering the unpredictable economic environment you’re living in. And while there’s no magic formula for determining the best time to sell a home, there are several factors you should consider.
1. The wrong time to sell
This likely won’t come as a big surprise: it might be a bit more challenging to sell your home during the winter holiday season. Tensions run high during the holidays and budgets run low. The result? Fewer people are really itching to buy, and offers that do come in are sometimes low. So as a general rule of thumb, I like to sit down and go over all of the pros and cons with listing and trying to sell your home in the months of December and January. I am not saying that it cannot be done because it can. Just be ready for a few additional challenges that come with this time of year when listing your home for sale.
2. The best season for selling
Conventional wisdom dictates that spring is the better time to sell a home. In the spring, after the holidays have passed, the new school year is still a while away, and gardens and other outdoor spaces tend to look their best. And while spring is the season that sees the largest amount of buyers, it’s also the season when inventories are highest. This means lots of competition, so if you’re going to sell in spring, you really need to get your property to stand out with effective marketing and staging. I can assist you with getting your home ready to sell!
3. The best day for selling
According to research, Thursday is the best day of the week to list your home for sale. By listing your home for sale on a Thursday, you can make it available immediately for weekend showings. Come Saturday – the busiest day for real estate – your home will have only been on sale for two days, which is great for attracting full-price offers. In general, the shorter amount of time your home remains on the market, the higher the offer you’ll receive.
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