Times are changing and you’re thinking about moving the family into a new home. But before you start searching for your next dream home, you’ll need to figure out when you’re going to sell your existing home. The decision is a complex one, especially considering the unpredictable economic environment you’re living in. And while there’s no magic formula for determining the best time to sell a home, there are several factors you should consider.
When Is The Best Time To Sell?
Conventional wisdom dictates that spring is the best time to sell a home. In spring, the holidays have past, the new school year is still a while away, and gardens and other outdoor spaces tend to look their best.
While spring is the season that sees the largest amount of buyers, it’s also the season when inventories are highest. This means lots of competition, so if you’re going to sell in spring, you really need to get your property to stand out with effective marketing and staging.
This likely won’t come as a big surprise: Conventional wisdom tells you to avoid selling your home during the winter holiday season. Tensions run high during the holidays and budgets run low. No one’s really itching to buy, and offers that do come in are often low.
While the general rule of thumb is to avoid the months of December and January when selling a home it is still possible to sell your home in the winter months. The buyer that are out there are often more motivated & prepared to purchase a home.
What Is The Best Day To Sell?
According to research, Thursday is the best day of the week to list your home for sale. By listing your home for sale on a Thursday, you can make it available immediately for weekend showings. Come Saturday – the busiest day for real estate – your home will have only been on sale for two days, which is great for attracting full-price offers. In general, the shorter amount of time your home remains on the market, the higher the offer you’ll receive.