Is it best to wait till Spring or Summer to sell my home?

Real Estate Agent with Howard Hanna - Avon Lake, OH 2006004434

To answer your question with the least detail, the answer is, no and here is why.

1. Home sales and home prices are growing fast in many part of the country.  

"Home prices rose 9.7 percent in January from a year ago, according to data released Tuesday by CoreLogic. That’s up from an 8.3 percent increase in December and the biggest annual gain since April 2006.

Prices rose in all states except Delaware and Illinois. And prices increased in 92 of the 100 largest metro areas, up from 87 in December."


2. Inventory is low in many parts of the country.

You need to have a look at the inventory in your area.  If there are few home in your area for sale your home may be gold to a long or new searching buyer.  For example here in Avon Lake there is few single level Ranch style homes on the market and there is a high demand for couples who are looking to down size because of health reasons.  The high demand of homes in areas paired with low inventory is pushing prices up.

3. Easier now to weed through the serious buyers.

Though when weather breaks it seems like more people are out it does not mean that there more serious buyers. Weather breaks can be bringing people out for Spring fever and those people could just be window shopping.  People now in the ugly weather looking are serious about buying a home now.

4.  Rates are still at incredibly low.

People can get an incredible rate on their mortgage now.  Who knows when these numbers are going to change.


5. Spring Weather may bring more work on your part.

Waiting till Spring may mean more work on your part to bring better curb appeal to the home. Every one will be clearing leaves and planting in the Spring and that will mean you will need to do that too in order to make your home stand out with the rest.






So you want an answer?  Call a Realtor in your area and list that home now.  We are right at a breaking point in the market and ease of selling that you just can't miss out on.  

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Sondra Meyer:
Star View Real Estate - Colorado Springs, CO
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Even as a real estate broker, I've asked these questions myself.  You've made an excellent argument to go ahead and list.  I think I agree with you. 



Mar 08, 2013 12:37 PM #1
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

If you and your house are ready, do not wait. Get it on the market.

Mar 08, 2013 01:13 PM #2
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives


I couldn't agree with you more. Inventory is scarce. If a buyer needs to buy, the selections are minimal or none. It's across the board. Don't wait. You make an excellent case! 

Mar 08, 2013 01:14 PM #3
Stanley Stepak
Howard Hanna - Avon Lake, OH - Avon Lake, OH
Realtor - Avon Lake, Avon, Bay Village, Westlake,

Sondra, That's right the reasons and proof are there, time to sell your Avon Lake home if you are going to do it.

Mar 08, 2013 09:01 PM #4
Stanley Stepak
Howard Hanna - Avon Lake, OH - Avon Lake, OH
Realtor - Avon Lake, Avon, Bay Village, Westlake,

Margaret, yes absolutely its time to get that home in this thin market and sell.  Just here in Avon Lake our inventory is down over 30%

Mar 08, 2013 09:02 PM #5
Stanley Stepak
Howard Hanna - Avon Lake, OH - Avon Lake, OH
Realtor - Avon Lake, Avon, Bay Village, Westlake,

Patricia, I have been looking across the board at the numbers and yes the proof is in the pudding

Mar 08, 2013 09:04 PM #6
Marge Draper
Keller Williams Realty Palo Alto - Menlo Park, CA
REALTOR, Keller Williams Realty, Menlo Park CA

Stan,  I agree with you that low interest rates and low inventory add up to a great opportunity for sellers.

Mar 09, 2013 04:57 AM #7
Cassandra Stewart
Future Home Realty - Tampa, FL
Your Tampa Florida Agent

Stan, you brought up some great points.  Now is a great time to place a home on the market.

Mar 10, 2013 12:07 PM #8
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