Around these parts, from about mid March through June is our Spring market. Many homes come on the market and sell. The reason? School is out in May, so people are trying to sell and move once the kids are out of school and be in their new home before school starts August 1st.
Spring market really can get crazy. Homes can sell in hours instead of days or weeks. The thing I have noticed is that the better prepared the seller is, the faster the home will sell and for more money. How do they get "Prepared?" Glad you asked.
Sellers who really want to sell their home for the most money spend some time getting their homes ready for sale. They paint, de-clutter, and clean. This is generally not a 1 day thing. The most savvy sellers will look over their homes with a critical eye, fixing those things that need to be repaired, painting and cleaning, and removing things from the home. A good real estate agent can help determine what needs to be done. Here's the catch...when should you start?
Many home sellers who expect to sell in the Spring are starting now. They will spend the Fall and Winter months getting their homes ready. This prevents a last minute panic attack 1 week before you list. If you are thinking about selling in the Spring, give us a call. We can help you get started today so you will be ready to sell.