Deciding to sell your home can be a daunting one. There are so many things to take into consideration.
- Is now the right time to move?
- How are the finances?
- When is the best time to sell?
- What should be done to ensure a home sells and sells quickly?
Truthfully there is no best time to list your home. We have fast and slow times in the real estate world. Winter and the dead of summer have stuck out in my experience. But there are still listings and buyers all the time. So what makes spring so popular? Well, spring is a renewal time and the weather breaks, making moving a simpler task.
The good news is we are entering the cusp of when our busiest season starts and buyers are out in full force. The bad news is the busy season can be very competitive. Not just for buyers, but also for sellers, who are all hoping the plethora of buyers are interested in their home. With more homes competing for traffic it can be easy for a listing to get lost in the shuffle. On the flipside, if your listing is eye catching and has the proper marketing, you home can sell quickly and at top dollar.
Bringing your home to market in the early spring gets you in front of buyers who have been looking at slow cycling inventory for many weeks. Presenting buyers with a new and attractive listing can bring you selling success. If you choose to list in later spring that is still a good time. You just don’t have the advantage of catching the season at the very beginning.
Creating a listing plan can really help layout whether you are ready, willing and able to make a move. If you decide you are ready for that change start with looking at your finances. What will you do after you move; buy or rent? Do you have to sell before you can buy? If after reviewing your situation you find it is not the right time, take the steps you need to until you get to where you need to be to comfortably make your transition.
Remember that listing a home isn’t just about preparing yourself for a change, it’s also about getting your house prepared. Finish up and half-completed projects. Address any areas of major concern. Have an agent look at your home and offer advice on what can make your home sell quickly. Take your time preparing your home. A first impression is important and could be all it takes to sell your home.
Spring is coming, so if you are thinking of listing this year start preparing now. Make your plan, take care of business, and reach out to a licensed real estate professional. There will be lots of competition in the spring market and the assistance of an agent can mean more exposure for your listing. The more exposure your listing has, the more eyes will see it. The more eyes that see, the more likely it is the right eyes see it.
Stay warm & cozy! See you this spring!
Erin Miller is a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson with HUNT Real Estate ERA in Clifton Park, 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 and find her on Zillow.