Before you start searching for your next dream home, you’ll need to figure out when you’re going to sell your existing home and how to get it ready to sell. There’s no one size fits all magic formula for determining the best time, the best things to do to your home, the best marketing and pricing strategies. 

Winter Attracts More Serious Buyers

If you are debating listing your home during the winter months, remember there is less competition in winter and buyers in winter months tend to “need to move”–so it can be a very good time to list your home. 

The Benefits of Listing In Spring
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. And 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.

The best day for selling
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. 

GETTING YOUR HOUSE READY TO SELL

Call your real estate professional to help you make the most of your time and money.  You may need to spend a few months getting some projects done, or you may just need a week to thin out items and touch up paint.   Many people read online articles and just start spending time and money that will not provide a return. Check out this web site for more information on getting a return on house projects:  http://www.hgtv.com/design/decorating/clean-and-organize/which-home-improvements-pay-off

 

PHOTOGRAPHY READY

Photos are the number one reason a buyer will choose to see a home.  Your agent can provide you with a list of how to get it photoready inside and out.