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May: The Best Month to Sell Your Home
Just as TV shows have a prime time, so does the real estate market. And that time is now.
Spring is busy ticking off the season’s milestones: We’re watching the cherry blossoms, celebrating Mother’s Day, and tossing graduation caps. Another item you may want to add to your list? Putting your home up for sale — specifically in May, when homes often sell faster, and for a bit more than the national average.
But why is May the best time to sell a house? Read on to find out why it’s such a magical month for home sales.
1. The timing aligns with the new school yearIf they intend to move, families really want to close on a new home before the end of summer. Why? Changing school districts after the school year starts is no picnic for anyone. If you take the month of May to search for a home, you can be closed in July or August, which gives you a little time to settle in before school.
2. Buyers are getting seriousWhen the spring housing season begins, typically right after Presidents Day in mid-February, many buyers feel as if they have plenty of time to find their perfect home and perfectly time their summer move. So they might bid more aggressively and offer ... more

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