5 Reasons to Sell Your Home in the Spring Market
Spring is here and in the air! That means warmer weather, longer days and peak home buying season. There’s no better time to list your home than the spring market. More houses are listed in the spring than any other time of the year. It’s a time of optimism for home buyers and they’ll be on the hunt for their perfect home. Here are 5 reasons why you should take advantage of the spring market by listing your home:
The housing market is at its busiest during the springtime, particularly between March and May. The demand for homes is high. Home buyers have come out of hibernation and they are ready to begin their search. However, high demand from buyers comes with strong competition among sellers. With so many listings there will be a ton of competition, so get your home on the market early to get a leg up on other homes for sale.
Better Curb Appeal
As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers. Spring is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful times of the year and creates the perfect conditions to show off your home’s curb appeal. Home buyers are immediately drawn to blooming flower beds and green manicured lawns. Nature will do most of the hard work for you; but trim your trees and shrubs, freshen your mulch and give any outdoor furniture a good cleaning to further boost your curb appeal.
Faster Sale and Higher Price
Studies have shown that you’re more likely to sell your home faster and for a higher price in the spring months. There are more buyers in the market so you’re likely to receive more offers on your home than in other seasons, increasing your chances of selling your home for the amount you listed or more. Additionally, buyers are aware of their competition. They come prepared with pre-approved mortgage financing and the mindset to move quickly; leading to a faster sale process.
Depending on your region, the warmer weather that spring brings makes it the ideal time to sell your home. People are ready to venture out in the sun. The days are longer which means more daylight and time for buyers to take a weekend to get outside and consider your home. Your house will even seem more inviting just because of the nice weather. Long story short, more people are willing to emerge from their home when the weather is nice so take advantage of the opportunity!
The School Year
Timing is everything and selling your home in the spring market is convenient for families with school-aged children. Many families time moving with the school year. They search in the springtime in order to close, relocate and be settled into a new home by summer’s end.
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