The spring and summer months have traditionally been the peak time for putting a home on the market. This is particularly the case in areas that can have cold and snowy winters, as ice and slush don’t make for very enjoyable home shopping.
But, even though potential buyers are certainly more plentiful in warmer weather, there are still a few potential pitfalls to be mindful of if you’re ready to put a For Sale sign in your front yard.
One of the biggest challenges can be more competition. Here, for instance, not only is the springtime better for you to market your home for sale, it is also a great time for countless others to do so, as well.
According to the National Association of Realtors, the months of May through August oftentimes account for roughly 40% of an average year’s total home selling volume. With that in mind, it is important that you get a jump on the competitors in order to make your property truly stand out.
In addition, due in large part to there being a larger “inventory” of homes for sale in the spring, some buyers can tend to be downright picky. In this case, for example, if your property is in need of various repairs, a potential purchaser may opt to pass on it, and move on to another more move-in ready home.
One way to put your home for sale at the top of potential purchasers’ minds is to market it through an experienced real estate professional. Going this route can also provide you with a guide when it comes to negotiating offer prices.
If you’re considering putting your home on the market in the coming months, Contact Us. We’ll provide you with a complementary valuation of your home’s value, which can give you a place to start with its listing price. We will also create a customized plan for marketing your property to a large pool of potential purchasers. So, give us a call today to get the process started.