Traditionally, spring and summer are considered one of the best times of year to sell a home. There are many reasons why spring is ideal for selling, whether it’s taking advantage of growing families, buyers finally getting over the holidays, or simply due to the fact that the weather is nicer and more people are encouraged to go outside. One thing is for sure, as the temperature rises, the real estate market also starts to heat up.
Here are the top 5 reasons to sell your home in the spring:
1. There are More Buyers in the Market
While the winter market is beneficial for buyers, many real estate agents actually feel that the growing competition in spring is better for seller. One of the reasons for this is the fact that your listing will reach a greater number of potential buyers. With more unique prospective buyers in the market, you will get far wider exposure than during winter months.
2. You May Get Better Offers
With more people in the market come more chances to get close to the asking price of your home. With numerous offers coming in, springtime sellers can be a bit more choosy about who they sell their home to, which enables them to stay firm on their price. Waiting a couple months for spring could help you secure thousands more on the offer.
3. Enjoy the Summer
Selling a home can be stressful. Selling in the spring ensures that you enter the beautiful summer months without the burden of selling your home. You will feel unencumbered and stress-free since the deal has closed and your property is sold. It also means that you can focus time on getting settled at your new place without worrying about managing the old property.
4. Take Advantage of Timing
Selling in the spring doesn’t have the same sense of urgency as a summer or winter sale. In many cases, homebuyers are looking to move before the summer and the start of a new school year in order to be settled by the time their kids start school. If you put your home on the market early enough in the spring, you will enjoy the benefits of a huge pool of buyers without the panic or urgency of buyers looking for a quick sale.
5. It’s Easier to Make the Home Look Great
In the winter, selling a home can be stressful because of the dreary landscape and snow in the area. Springtime sellers are able to go to greater lengths to improve the curb appeal of their houses. From charming gardens to well-manicured lawns and maintained walkways, preparing your home in the spring is easier than doing so in the winter.
Whether you’re looking to sell or buy a home this spring season, the experts at Tarvin Realtors can help. Call (201) 444-0960 today to speak with our experienced real estate specialists.