Ensuring that your home sells as fast as possible includes putting it on the market at the right time. Depending on who you ask and where you live, the right time of year may vary pretty widely. Typically, though, conventional wisdom would suggest that you put your home on the market sometime during the spring.
Why the spring? It’s the season of the year that hast the least amount of holidays, and the ones that do fall in the spring aren’t necessarily associated with spending a lot of money. Buying a house is a major investment, and most people tend to make these investments when they don’t have any foreseeable expenditures in the near future and haven’t had any in the recent past. Additionally, spring is usually the season when the yard looks the best. Houses for sale will be much more enticing when flowers are in full-bloom and the grass is a vibrant shade of green.
No matter what season it is, different areas will have differing market trends. Understanding the trends will give you a fantastic edge when selling your home. Talk to your real estate agent about the market trends in a given area. They have access to all sorts of useful information like how long, on average, a house stays on the market in a given area each month of the year. Keep in mind, though, that these statistics paint a pretty broad picture. Just because someone else’s home sold in 2-weeks doesn’t necessarily mean yours will. However, it’s still a wise decision to take these trends into account when you want to sell your home.
When you’re sifting through market data and advice on when to sell your home, remember the most important factor is you. Selling your home when you’re ready to do so will make the experience far less stressful - regardless of if the home sells in a month or remains on the market longer.