when to sell a house

When to Sell a House

If you have decided to sell your home, you may want to think twice about when you plan to put your house up on the market. Depending on the time of year, you may have a more difficult time selling your home for what you believe to be its worth. However the current housing market is desperate for more listings, causing the usual market cycle to be abnormal. In this article by GoWest Realty Ltd, we will talk about why the warmer spring and summer months are the best time to sell your house. Read on for more information.

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Warmer temperatures

Of course temperatures are going to be warmer in the spring and summer versus the fall and winter. How exactly does this help to sell your home? It’s simple; buyers are more willing to go house hunting in warmer weather. Fewer people want to brave a winter storm to check out a house that’s for sale.

The days are longer

Buyers generally try to look at houses during the day when it’s light out. This way, they can get a good look at the property. During the spring and summer months, the days grow longer allowing more viewing time. This means buyers can stay out longer to look at houses.

Kids are on summer vacation

Many families do not want to buy a new house in the middle of the winter because it can disrupt the academic year. Because of this, many families will wait until the summer when their kids are on summer vacation.

There is more buyer competition

The above reasons result in more buyers looking for homes during the spring and summer. This means that there’s more competition. The more competition there is, the more likely you are to not only sell your home, but to get the price you want for it.

You can receive a higher valuation

Appraisers will look at the cost of comparable homes as a factor, when determining the value of your home. Homes sold in the winter often go for less because there are fewer buyers. If you sell in the spring or summer, appraisers will look at houses sold during that time, which tend to sell for more.

The best time to sell a house tends to be in the spring or summer seasons. Of course, your home won’t sell only because it’s spring or summer, which is why you’ll want to work with a professional real estate brokerage, like GoWest Realty Ltd. With our professional team on your side, you can put yourself in the best possible position to sell your home quickly, and for the right price! Click here to find our contact information and to fill out our contact form.