Selling your home can be a somewhat stressful experience, but you can make it a little easier on yourself. Perhaps you have had doubts that your home would ever sell, or maybe you just want to sell it as quick as you can. Either way, putting up your home for sale at the right time of year can help to move this along a little quicker.
We’re now going to take a look at the best month of the year to list your home, so you have the slight edge:
So what is the best month?
Well, the fact of the matter is that there is no one single month that is better than all of the others. I could tell you that May is the best month to sell your home, but other people may tell you that it’s August. Even though I’m not able to tell you specifically when you should sell your home, I can help you to list it at round-about the right time of the year, meaning you’re likely to get more offers than you otherwise would.
It’s thought that the spring months are possibly the best months to sell your home. This is because a lot of people are likely to be looking ahead after the winter, and many people have also received a tax rebate too.
When Spring first comes upon us, we all tend to feel a little better, and we tend to have a more positive outlook than we did during the cold winter months. It’s this more positive outlook, and the longer days that persuade more people to start looking for a new place to live.
Just so you know, March through to June are considered to be the Spring months. It’s also thought that those who sell their homes around this time of year, are more likely to get the price they are asking for.
Summer Has Arrived!
During the summer months people tend to go away on vacation, which means fewer houses tend to sell at this time of the year. This means that any time between June and August, more people will be away than at perhaps any other time of the year. If you would like to sell your home during the summer months, please note, you may not get as many people asking to view your home, as you’d wish. This could potentially mean you have to accept a lower offer if you wish to sell your home any time soon. Not only may you have to accept a lower offer, but you could mean receive fewer offers. This is because prospective buyers may think there’s something wrong with your home if it still hasn’t sold after a while. .
So you’ve had your home up for sale during the summer months in the hope that it will catch someone’s eye. It’s likely that your home hasn’t sold, or the offers you received weren’t that great. Don’t worry though, the autumn/fall is a great time for you to sell your home, because not as many people will be going on vacation this time of year. Anywhere from September through to December is considered to be autumn in this part of the world, and it could also be a good time to list your home, and wait for the offers to come in.
The Holiday Season
Some people make the mistake of listing their home during the holiday season. Ok, so you would like to be in your new place over the holidays, or at least by New Year, but the fact is that not a lot of people look for a new home at this time of the year. What’s more is if you put it up for sale during the holidays, and it doesn’t get sold, people may wonder why your home is still on the market a few months later. This could mean that you get fewer offers, as prospective buyers may think there’s something wrong with it.
As you can see, there is no ‘Best month’ to sell your home, but there are specific times of the year that could help you to make a sale. My advice? List your home when spring comes around, and you’re much more likely to get a good offer. We all want to make as much money as we can on our home, so give yourself the edge, and list it during the spring months.