When Is The Best Time Of Year To Sell Your Home?
Pre-internet, the real estate market revolved around the school year. Since parents wanted to get their families moved before school started in September, Spring was the big season for buying and selling homes. Showings slowed in the summer and then spiked again in the Fall. Winter was sluggish.
With the advent of online listings, those old cycles no longer hold true. With access to listing information 24/7, serious buyers are in the market all the time. [No need to battle the elements (or the airport) when you can preview a home from the comfort of your own living room!] Granted the “fair weather” buyers will not be shopping in the off season, but as a serious seller, you aren’t interested in them anyway.
Furthermore, savvy real estate professionals are hustling on behalf of their buyers all year! I have negotiated inspections Christmas week, closed in the dead of winter, and written contracts on holiday weekends!
In the off season, there may be fewer players, but those that are in the game are motivated, and that’s good for both sides!
So don’t wait around unnecessarily for the “right” time to sell your home. The time is right when it is right for YOU and your family.Talk to your real estate professional about your options.