It’s spring! This time of year can be an excellent one to put your home on the market. If you have been thinking about selling now is the time to seriously consider making the move – in more ways than one.
Spring and summer are historically the most active time in real estate, our busy season if you will. There are many reasons for this but, as a human being living in New York I have to believe that many people do not want to move through the snow and slush winter brings. Seriously, who wants to move all of their worldly possessions during one of the most miserable seasons of the year. Clearly I am not a winter lover, but I have gotten off track. My point is buyers want to move when it is easier and warmer. Even the simple, and very fun, activity of house tours is less daunting in nice weather.
When spring comes buyers who have spent all winter long combing through real estate websites like Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, or even my agent website are actively perusing buying a home now. Houses in the Capital Region are in low inventory, meaning new listings are seeing a lot of action and offers, quickly. Houses are being scooped off the market and new listings, ones that are popping up daily, are seeing great attention.
Whatever your reasons may be for listing, if you an place your home for sale in the early hustle & bustle of the spring season your listing has an edge simply because it is new and fresh – just like the season. Make some small cosmetic changes to your home before listing (ie. declutter and stage, fresh paint, clean carpets) and you can easily grab a buyer’s attention quickly.
The bonus – if you sell your home in spring/summer you also get to move in spring/summer! A win win! And if you need any help selling your home in the Capital Region I am always here to help.
Erin Miller is a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson with HUNT Real Estate ERA in Saratoga Springs, NY. In the past Erin has worked in the field of marketing, focusing in social media and internet marketing. She also holds excellent customer service skills and enjoys working in the community. Erin is looking forward to blending real estate and her other skills to provide a great experience for future clients in the Capital Region. Visit her website http://www.homeswitherinmiller.com