The time has come again, we are heading into the biggest home buying and selling season of the year. This typically lasts from March through summer every year as people all over the country get their houses on the market and buyers get hunting. In fact, the season from April through July typically makes up for 40% of the year’s transactions.
If you are ready to sell or buy a home, make sure you are prepared to make the absolute most of the season and reach your buying or selling goals.
Tips for Selling Your Home this Season
It’s no surprise that the spring and summer are the most desirable times to sell a home. It is much more pleasant to move in most areas of the country (and lovely here in Long Beach) in the spring and summer when weather is warm than in the throes of winter. It’s also easier for agents to show homes, there are less holidays to work around, the spring flowers and energy of the season is more exciting and active, and curb appeal is at its best.
Ready to list your home? Make sure it stands out. There are lots of springtime buyers, but there are also many sellers. Be prepared to get creative and buff up your negotiating skills. Highlight what makes your home or neighborhood special and allow for many open houses and walkthroughs. Buyers are eager to buy in spring and start their new life in their new home early.
If your home has been on the market for a while, consider re-listing. This will make your home look like a fresh new opportunity and may attract more buyers. Catch up on all the spring cleaning and landscaping to really make your home stand out.
Tips for Buying a Home this Season
For many of the same reasons that sellers love to sell their homes in spring and summer, buyers are also eager get into their new home at this time as well. If you have school-aged children, it is highly desirable to be settled into your new home and school district before the school season starts up. Summer is also the perfect time to get out and visit open houses and the extra daylight helps to make the moving process a little easier.
If you are considering buying a home this season, start researching early. With lots of buyers around, you’ll want to make sure you are the first to get your eyes on the home of your dreams. Thankfully, many people decide to list their homes early in spring, so there should be an increase in the amount of properties for sale. Secure an agent and get your documents and finances in order for a future purchase.
Make Your Home Dreams Come True
There’s no better time than now to get started on your home dreams. Whether you are hoping to finally make the sale on your home or are looking to get into a brand new one, now is the time to make your move.