Most often sellers wait until the spring to put their house on the market, because it is the busiest season in real estate. And for exactly the same reason there are 3 reasons why selling before the spring is a good idea.
Reason #1 – Only Serious Buyers Are Out
At this time of year, only those purchasers who are serious about buying a home will be in the marketplace. You and your family will not be bothered and inconvenienced by mere ‘lookers’. The lookers are at the mall or online doing their holiday shopping.
Reason #2 – There Is Far Less Competition
Housing supply always shrinks dramatically at this time of year. The choices for buyers will be limited. Don’t wait until the spring when all the other potential sellers in your market will put their homes up for sale.
Reason #3 – The Process Will Be Quicker
One of the biggest challenges of the 2013 housing market has been the length of time it takes from contract to closing. Banks have been inundated with both purchase and refinancing loan requests. Both of these will slow in the winter cutting timelines and the frustration these delays cause both buyers and sellers.
I can attest to these reasons. In the last 2 days I have put in 2 offers and both were in multiple bid processes. There is virtually no inventory and buyers want to get in. If you are thinking of selling this spring- I can help you get your home ready quickly and efficiently – call for details (609) 204-1344.