When sellers are thinking of making a move, I’m often asked when would be the best time to put their home on the market. I also often hear that they would like to wait until spring because that seems to be when more buyers are looking to buy.
In the world of Real Estate, the spring market starts now. Buyers start looking in
❄️January and February because they want to move in the spring. A well appointed and well priced home 🏡will sell in any season. But if you are waiting until spring for the abundance of buyers that are going to be starting their searches, you may miss them if you wait until April or May. Those buyers are looking now.👀
There are a few key points when getting your home ready to sell this time of year. Make sure exterior maintenance is in place-plowing and shoveling will make your home more attractive and much safer to show. You will want to have the entry well lit so buyers and their agents can see clearly and also so agents can see to open the lockbox.
Once inside, your home should be bright and warm. You want the buyers to feel comfortable so they want to stay and look, not leave quickly because the heat is turned down.
When it’s cold outside you can make your home feel cozy by just adding some décor items such as comforters or throws, and using warm colors for tablecloths, placemats and candles.🕯️
So, when is the best time to put your home on the market? Whenever you want to move, and right now is the best time to attract all of those buyers looking to move soon-and you may even be one of those buyers. Contact me if you would like to know more about preparing your home for the spring market, or how to start your new home search. Happy Spring!!🌳