When is a good time to sell? Ummm...it depends.

Real Estate Agent with Atlanta Communities 303302

I love hearing the old saw about anytime being a great time to sell. I think what this old saying is trying to tell us is that agents would like a paycheck anytime. Well, if you truly have the best interests of your client in mind, it may not always be the best time to sell.

I have had several recent conversations with clients interested in selling their homes. One needed to have some work done on their home and it would not be finished until late in the year. We all agreed that getting the work done and then listing in the Spring would probably get the home sold faster and for more money.

Another interested seller asked me if he should put his home on the market January 1. I suggested late February as this is just before the Spring market in his area. He actually thanked me for being honest and up front with him.

So, no matter what you hear, NOW may not be the correct answer to when is the best time to list my home? The correct answer is it depends.

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Peter den Boer, Associate Broker, Realtor

Atlanta Communities Real estate Brokerage


Ph. 770.713.1545



I write about daily life as a Realtor in the Towne Lake Community in Woodstock Georgia.


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Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Great blog...thanks for sharing!


Dec 12, 2016 06:53 AM #1
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Very true, Peter den Boer . Now may not be the best time for your client. And real estate professionals need to remember that they work for their clients. The timing for a listing is what is best for them!

Dec 12, 2016 06:54 AM #2
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Peter Den Boer, I agree have to agree with Lynnea Miller on this one, we work for the seller so we need to advice them what is good for them.


Dec 12, 2016 07:15 AM #3
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

In the midwest....our highest and best prices are forth and first quarter....serious buyers...less inventory and higher prices !

Dec 12, 2016 07:18 AM #4
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