If you’re thinking about moving in the next year — whether it’s to downsize into a condo or to move into something larger with your growing family — you may be wondering when you should sell your current home.
After all, you want to sell for the best price possible, and you want to make sure you have your new home lined up in such a way that it doesn’t disrupt your life too much. So when is the best time of year to sell your home?
Right now! Here’s why.
If you want to move, you have to sell
That may sound obvious, but once you let it sink in, you might not be so concerned with when you sell. If you happen to fall in love with a new home and end up buying, you’ll have to sell your current home regardless.
What about ‘peak season?’
While it’s true that the majority of homeowners sell between March and June, you don’t have to let that restrict you, especially if it doesn’t fit your lifestyle, goals, or timeline.
If you choose to sell during “peak season,” you’ll have a lot of competition, and if your current home is highly desirable, or it’s in a fantastic location, then your chances of getting top dollar are increased.
Since more people are selling, there’s also a higher chance of people buying, which means your chances for a quick sale are good. Spring may be the best time of year to sell your home fast, but if there’s no pressure to sell quickly, then don’t let time of year set the terms.
Is it OK to sell my home in the winter?
Yes! While peak season may see the highest number of potential buyers come through your home, you can use fall and winter to your advantage. Fewer people will be selling, which means anyone looking to buy during that time will have a smaller pool of homes to look at.
That means you’ll likely only get serious buyers viewing your home, which increases your chances of selling. You’ll also have less competition, which may play in your favour for price, so just remember that selling in the “off season” is a quality-over-quantity game.
The market can be unpredictable
It’s never a good idea to rely on trends when it comes to selling your home. It’s too big a decision and has too large an impact on your life to leave selling up to what we generally view as predictable.
Who knows what might happen this spring or the next? There may be a sudden surge in sales one August, or next year might see the busiest January for home sales ever.
Sell your home when you want to sell it or when you need to and leave the details up to a skilled realtor. They’ll understand the market, and they’ll have specific tactics to get your home sold quickly and for the best possible price, no matter what it says on the calendar.
Call or text Gino today
If you’re ready to sell your home or have questions, call or text Gino today at 204-955-5853.