If you think you need to wait until next spring to list your home, think again. Now is the perfect time to sell.
Homeowners—now is a great time to sell your home.
Of course, springtime seems to be the time that buyers really start looking for homes, but plenty of them may hold off on making an offer. With more homes to choose from, buyers can afford to be picky, and that can extend their search. Now, though, serious buyers will start feeling the pressure to make their move before the holiday season and before winter arrives. That’s where you come in.
Here are the three reasons, specifically, why now is a great time to sell:
1. Less competition. Post-spring and summer buyers not only have the pressure of the holiday season, but their options are now shrinking, and many are in a hurry to buy. This is good news for you because you’ll be competing in a much smaller market. That can be a powerful incentive to help you with a quick closing.
2. Different buyer demographic. While families are more likely to move during the spring and summertime, millennials, newlyweds, and empty-nesters usually swoop in later in the year. Employers who need to relocate employees tend to wait until the fall to avoid the spring and summer rush, and these individuals will probably need to get through the home buying process quickly, which means you’ll get a quick closing.
3. Buyers are more serious. Besides a different demographic of buyers, you’ll also deal with more serious buyers. Colder months seem to eliminate the looky-loos—only serious buyers will put on their winter jackets to look at homes.
You might feel like you’re behind the curve or that springtime is the best time to sell, but now is the perfect time to sell in so many ways. If you’re curious what your home is worth, feel free to contact us and we’d be happy to provide you with a free home valuation.
If you have any other questions or real estate needs, don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us an email. We’d be happy to help you.