Seller Resources

Times are changing, and you are thinking about moving the family into a new home.  But before you start searching for your next dream home, you will need to figure out when you are 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 is no magic formula for determining the best time to sell a home, there are several factors you should consider.

The wrong time to sell:  This likely will not come as a big surprise: you should avoid selling your home during the winter holiday season.  Tensions run high during the holidays and budgets run low.  The result?  No one is really itching to buy, and offers that do come in are often low.  So as a general rule of thumb, avoid the months of December and January when selling a home.

The best season for selling:  Conventional wisdom dictates that spring is the best time to sell a home.  In spring, the holidays have past, the new school year is still some time away, and gardens and other outdoor spaces tend to look their best.  And, while spring is the season that sees the largest amount of home buyers, it is also the season when inventories are highest.  This means lots of competition, so if you are going to sell in the spring, you really need to get your property to stand out with effective marketing and staging. By choosing me to list your home you can rest assured that your home will be marketed effectively to reach potential buyers.  Also, I personally hire an Accredited Staging Professional (ASP) to give you a detailed staging consultation that will give your home an advantage over others on the market. 

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 will receive.