Should you wait until spring to put your home on the market?

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Should you wait until spring to put your home on the market?

Would you like to sell your home?  Perhaps you need to sell your home?  No matter whether you need or just want to sell your home, now is the time.  There are federal tax credits of up to $8000 for 1st time buyers and up to $6500 for repeat buyers. In order to receive the tax credit, buyers must have a home under contract on or before April 30th and close by June 30, 2010. 

Motivated, qualified buyers are looking for homes now.  Don't miss this window of opportunity. Get your home in tip top shape and get it on the market now!

Call me today to discuss getting your home sold!


Comments (15)

Anthony Stokes-Pereira
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Nanuet, NY

The Right Price - The single most important factor to consider when selling a house is the home price,  how much your house is worth. You don't want to overprice the house because you will lose the freshness of the home's appeal after the first two to three weeks of showings

Feb 06, 2010 02:51 PM
Don Wixom
RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID - Nampa, ID
"Looking out for your next move..."tm

Renee, Great call to action!  You are exactly right!  Who knows if sales will drop after this next run of incentives is gone...

Feb 06, 2010 02:51 PM
Catherine Chaudemanche - Edison & Central NJ
Metuchen Keller Williams Elite Realty / Middlesex County, NJ - Edison, NJ
Full Time, Informed and Involved- Results Driven

And this is especially critical for smaller houses marketing to buyers without children who do not have the School moving restrictions...

Feb 06, 2010 10:12 PM
Dave Roberts
Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty - Healdsburg, CA

I talked to three brokers about showing their properties this weekend. They all told me the same thing. More showings this weekend than in the last month. I suggest you tell your owners the Super Bowl is over and it's time to sell.

Feb 07, 2010 01:25 AM
Renee L. Norton
Birmingham, AL

Anthony, I think a would agree that price and condition are what sell houses.  In my opinion, sellers do not need to wait...they need to get their homes on the market now.

Don - You are right no one knows if sales will drop after the incentives are gone.  But we do know that those who are motivated by the incentives have a deadline.

Rick - As dreary as it has been here the last few days, I'm wondering if the sun is ever going to come back out! lol

Cathy - Your point is well taken about moving schools. 

Dave - You are right and after tonight the Super Bowl really will be over.

Feb 07, 2010 09:23 AM
Jessica Wallace
Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz, CA
Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345

Here in Santa Cruz the market is pretty busy with first time buyers because of the tax credit.  Also there is a lack of good inventory so putting your by putting your home on the market now you will have less competition.

Feb 15, 2010 02:11 PM
Renee L. Norton
Birmingham, AL

Jessica - You are so right!

Feb 16, 2010 12:45 PM
Sara Woolford & Steve Golson, ALHS
iTexas Realty Co. - San Antonio, TX

Hi Renee-

There certainly are a lot of reasons to get going and get your home on the market in time for the tax credit!


Mar 07, 2010 03:08 PM
Renee L. Norton
Birmingham, AL

Sara - I agree!

Mar 07, 2010 03:53 PM
Tom Horn
Thomas Horn, Real Estate Appraiser - Alabaster, AL
Appraising The American Dream


Great advice.  Summer will be here before we know it, and time for the tax credit is running out.

Apr 06, 2010 12:28 AM
Renee L. Norton
Birmingham, AL

Tom - Spring is here and you are right...time is running out or the tax credit.

Apr 06, 2010 01:59 AM
Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

Now is the time Renee time is running out. BTW haven't seen you around lately. Must be busy.

Apr 25, 2010 11:29 AM
Renee L. Norton
Birmingham, AL
Charles - You are right. We are getting down to the wire as far as the tax credits As far as my absence from AR, I haven't been making it the priority that I should.
Apr 25, 2010 04:00 PM
Randy Dodd
Rosanna's Realty - Abilene, TX

The clock it ticking, bottom of the 9th. I need to get up early and go hunting for buyers. ; )

Apr 25, 2010 04:05 PM
Renee L. Norton
Birmingham, AL
Randy - If you find any extras on your early morning hunt, please send them my way. One can never have too many buyers!
Apr 25, 2010 04:11 PM