“Timing is everything” rings true in everyday decision making scenarios. Surprisingly, this saying is even more applicable to home sales because, believe it or not, each season has its own positive aspects for selling a home. The goal is to sell the home during the prime selling season and receive the highest price and best sale terms. Therefore, in addition to the marketing strategy of presenting and staging your home, it is also recommended to consider the perfect season to sell as well. How do we do this? First step is to consult with real estate agents and ask for assistance in completing the preliminaries – staging, decorating, and preparing the necessary documents. Once all papers are ready, it is time to put you’re your home on the market right even before that perfect season comes in.
The majority of literature available online suggests that spring is traditionally the optimal time of year to sell a home. Spring brings warm weather which then attracts plenty of buyers because they believe that everything looks better in the springtime: properties appear to be a little bigger when the sun shines bright, the grass is greener, the flowers are blooming, and the sunshine seems to bring everything back to life too.
In addition, according to some real estate professionals, warmer weather means that more people are outside, including potential buyers who are on the lookout for their next home. Sellers should take advantage of this opportunity by making the home attractive enough to draw in people, even if they just want to view the house. In addition, some say that many families target the spring season for home shopping because they are aiming to ensure a smooth transition for their children come the start of a new school year. So, sellers should really consider putting their property on the market during this sunny and happy season. As one write puts it: “Spring might be everyone’s favorite season, but for realtors, builders, and anyone with their house on the market, spring is by absolutely the most wonderful time of the year.”
What about summer? Selling in the spring and moving in the summer is a perfect arrangement for some families too. Some families like to move during the summer to prepare for the new school year and, in addition, the weather is warm and accommodating for moving and relocating. Summer is also considered as an extension of the spring home buying period, but it is actually the period where buyers and sellers finalize the necessary transactions. It appears thought that the early summer period or the transition from spring to summer is also a good time to sell.
Although we now know that spring and early summer are the best seasons to sell a home, some experts say that the season may not be the only deciding factor. You should also consider the geography of your home… but we won’t talk about now. My next article will be all about selling a home in terms of location, location, location!