Finally, the first day of spring has arrived. While that might mean drinks on the patio, afternoon BBQs, and starting to think about what you’ll be planting in your garden, for many people, it also means putting their house up for sale. The Spring real estate market is the busiest time of the year. We have already seen the beginning of 2017 start off strong with January and February being up 11.8% and 5.7% respectively, compared to last year. During the next couple of months, we will see the highest number of new listings hit the market. With all this activity does this mean the best time of year to list your home is now?
Here are some benefits to listing your home during the Spring
- Your home will show nicer
Obviously, your house will look much better in the Spring than it did in the colder months. Flowers bloom, the BBQ cover is off, the patio furniture is out, and your house will be filled with all that natural light that makes it look so much better. There is a big difference in the way your home looks and feels in the spring. You notice it, and so do potential buyers.
- It’s easier to get your home ready for sale
When you’re getting ready to sell your home, there’s a lot you need to do. From cleaning, inside and out the job is a lot easier when the sun is shining and it is warmer out. Having your property looks it best is only one step to achieving top dollar.
- Buyers are more motivated
With the Winter and holiday seasons behind them, buyers become more motivated to find that perfect new home. Buyers are generally more upbeat, and there is a feeling of renewal and change in the air. That can make a big difference to get buyers motivated to put serious offers on houses that they like.
- Best closing time
Why would that matter? When you sell your home, you will of course have to move somewhere else. With the kids out of school for summer break the transition will be a lot smoother. Also, moving out of your old place and into your new place will be easier with longer days and warmer weather.
Spring is here and before long your garden will be flowering and the days will be getting longer. Buyers are waiting to purchase a home, your home. Listing your house is never easy, but with Benczik Team Realty and a little help from the season the process can become considerably easier.