Selling a home is a little different each season. Here are some tips about the seasons:
- Peak Season Selling a Home Tips - You can expect a better valuation for your home because the increase in sales will give more comparable data with heftier spring/summer sales. If all you have available are lower priced winter comparisons, your valuation could be hurt. Green lawns and blooming flowers will make your home look its best and curb appeal is key. The arrival of daylight savings time means days are longer and buyers have extended time to look. More people viewing your home will give you a larger pool of prospective buyers. While buyers hope to avoid bidding wars, they can be a big bonus for you. Enthusiastic buyers are less likely to demand repairs or make other requests.
- Off Season Selling a Home Tips - You may have to contend with thrifty buyers who have waited for the off season hoping to find bargains. They may want you to take on closing costs or repairs that you will have to accommodate to get your house sold quickly. Buyers can be pickier this time of year and may decide to pass if your home needs lots of work. The winter weather means more work to make your home look inviting. Shoveling walks and steps is essential both for visual appeal and safe access for visitors. You might want to have photos of your home during the spring months included in your online listing and displayed in the house for buyers to see.
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- Be Smart and Make the Season Work for You - Although some people are able to be very precise about when they buy or sell, most moves are dictated by life changes. Ultimately, the best time will be when it’s right for you. With the help of an experienced real estate agent, you can navigate the perils and advantages of the housing market no matter the season.