Before the first Robin appears in Spring, homeowners are deciding if they will be selling their homes this Spring. In most Real Estate markets, Spring is the best time to sell a home for multiple reasons:
- Buyers are ready to start shopping once the weather begins to gets nice.
- Buyers may get income tax refunds which can go towards their down-payment.
- More daylight hours allows time for home shopping plus home show better in daylight.
- Landscape and curb appeal during the spring is better then the winter months.
Starting early to prepare your home and family for for the Sale is important because it’s important to be ready for the prime weeks of flurry in the Spring Market. Following are some tips to help you prepare your home and family to avoid delays. Selecting a great Real Estate Agent can make all the difference in the world. A top agent will help you create a game plan so that the experience goes smooth and is enjoyable.
- When Should You List Your Home? Current Market Conditions should have an influence on the Listing date. This will be determined partially by statistics from previous years in the area and the current sales rate. Although it’s no guarantee, it will increase your sale opportunity. Having the home prepared and ready for showings is important, both inside and out. First impressions are lasting impressions.
- What Price Will You List Your Home For? Homeowners tend to over estimate the price value of their home. Your Real Estate Agent will run comparable property sales in the area which will help suggest a realistic market value. If it’s overpriced, even if you have a Buyer willing to pay, the Mortgage Appraisal may say otherwise and that can be a major factor.
- What’s Your Next Move? Will you be upsizing or downsizing, or moving to a completely different area? Will you need to sell your home before purchasing another? Having a competent real estate agent can help make the process seem less stressful.
- How Will the Agent Market Your Property? If your home is priced right and marketed properly, the first week that it is listed should bring a mad frenzy of buyers wanting to view the home. Creating a multiple offer scenario is ideal and with that come flexibility on the Sellers part to make the home available to show as frequent as needed.