If you are thinking about selling this spring, it’s time to get moving – the best time to sell your house is almost here!
Experts at realtor.com looked at seasonal trends from recent years (excluding 2020 as an uncharacteristic year due to the onset of the pandemic) and determined the ideal week to list a house this year:
“Home sellers on the fence waiting for that perfect moment to sell should start preparations, because the best time to list a home in 2023 is approaching quickly. The week of April 16-22 is expected to have the ideal balance of housing market conditions that favor home sellers, more so than any other week in the year.”
If you’ve been waiting for the best time to sell, this may be your chance. But remember, before you put your house on the market, you’ve got to get it ready. Here’s what you should keep in mind.
Start by considering which updates you may want to make. In February, realtor.com asked more than 1,200 recent or potential home sellers what updates they ended up making to their house before listing it. The majority went with paint and landscaping to freshen the house and up the curb appeal, while other chose to update appliances or replace major systems such as the roof or HVAC. We can help you prioritize which updates make the most sense for your goal and our local market.
According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 82% of buyers’ agents said staging a home made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home. Additionally, almost half of buyers’ agents said home staging had an effect on most buyers’ view of the home in general. Homes that are staged typically sell faster and for a higher price because they help potential buyers more easily picture their new life in the house. Did you know that we bring a professional stager in during the pre-listing process to help each of our sellers get their home ready for the market? Who you work with matters!
Are you ready to sell this spring? You can start by making a checklist of what you think your house needs to get ready. Then, contact us to plan your next steps and learn what is happening with our local market. We can work together to prioritize your list and move forward together!
Lauren | Lauren Zurilla & Associates
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