Should I sell my Monroe NY home in February?

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Real Estate Agent with Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com 10301213186

Many sellers believe they should put their home on the market in the April/May timeframe. That's when the snow has melted, the grass is green, and flowers start "springing" up! So isn't that the best time to sell?

 

Anytime of the year is a good time to sell, if you need to do so. But if you have the luxury of selecting any month you want, why would you want to sell in the winter month of February?

 

The first reason is that inventory is usually at its lowest level, and competition is scarce.

 

Should I sell my Monroe NY home in February?

 

As you can see from the above chart, as of February 15, 2019, the number of single family homes in Monroe NY is 77. That is about half the available inventory in the summer. Further, another 8 homes have an accepted offer. That means there are really only 69 homes that are truly available at the moment. If you are a seller considering putting your home on the market, there are not that many homes competing for the buyer pool. Buyers are waiting for your home!

 

And yes, buyers are definitely out there which is the second reason February is a good time to sell. Buyers who are looking at homes now are serious shoppers. "Looky-Loos" will rarely venture out to house-shop when temperatures are in the teens or 20s. People who are relocating to the area or who need to downsize or upsize quickly are out there now looking for their new home. In the last few weeks, twelve homes in Monroe NY went under contract which just goes to prove that inventory is definitely moving. Last Saturday I showed homes to three different buyers. Only one found the right house, the other two are still looking. This weekend, I will be out with three new buyers. And I am only one real estate professional! There are over 1300 agents in the Orange County NY area, some of whom are out there with buyers searching for "the" house. Maybe it's yours!

 

Bottom line, if you are interested in selling your Monroe NY home in February, it's a great time to do so. If you need assistance in getting your home on the market and "sold," give me a call on 914-419-0270. Or email me at kat@thehousekat.com. Together we can come up with a plan to help you move on to the next phase of your life.

 

 

Originally posted at thehousekat.com.

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Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat

Licensed Associate Broker, CBR®

Grand Lux Realty, Inc.

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Armonk, NY 10504 *

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Rainmaker
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William Feela
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In the current market now is a good time to buy or sell

Feb 15, 2019 04:46 AM #5
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Good morning Kat -  a house that shows well will certainly sell this time of year do to the reasons you gave.  We did two transaction during this time.

Feb 15, 2019 04:55 AM #6
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Good morning, Kat Palmiotti anytime is a good time to sell your monroe NY home as long as you list it with Kat Palmiotti.... that's a rule.

Feb 15, 2019 05:17 AM #7
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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Of course they should sell in February and they should only call one person to list their home Kat Palmiotti - after that the rest is just a question of starting to pack

Feb 15, 2019 05:44 AM #8
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Michael Jacobs
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Good morning, Kat - so many factors but if the timing is right for YOU -- real estate is bought and sold year-round.  

Feb 15, 2019 06:16 AM #9
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Seems to me that homes are always being sold. You have fewer buyers and fewer listings in the winter...but still plenty of both.

Feb 15, 2019 07:38 AM #10
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Hello Kat, February is a good month to sell.  I just listed two homes on Wednesday. Of course I left yesterday to visit my grand kids in Ohio to watch my 12 year old grand daughter have her basketball tournament this week.

Feb 15, 2019 07:56 AM #11
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
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Kat, There may be more buyers out looking at homes in the Spring, but there are more SERIOUS buyers our now...so yes, sell your Monroe home in February!

Feb 15, 2019 07:56 AM #12
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Gabe Sanders
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Good morning Kat.  This is good information for anyone considering a Monroe NY home sale.

Feb 15, 2019 08:18 AM #13
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Gita Bantwal
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I hope home sellers will read this post and call you to be their agent 

Feb 15, 2019 08:50 AM #14
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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 I always tell people if you’re ready to sell I am ready to list your home Kat Palmiotti 

Feb 15, 2019 09:39 AM #15
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

William Feela - True, it is a good time to both buy and sell.

Good morning Grant Schneider - Yes, as long as it's priced, prepared and promoted properly now is a great time.

Good morning Barbara Todaro - Thank you for your kind words!

Feb 16, 2019 03:35 AM #16
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Thank you Lise Howe - Packing's a pain but is also a good sign!

Good morning Michael Jacobs - True, any time of the year is a good time to sell if one needs to!

Exactly Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty - There are still plenty of buyers !

Feb 16, 2019 03:36 AM #17
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Will Hamm - Congratulations on your two new listings! Hopefully they'll be sold before your return.

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - Yes, there are definitely more serious buyers now!

Good morning Gabe Sanders and thank you!

Feb 16, 2019 03:38 AM #18
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Thank you Gita Bantwal - I hope so also!

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - No matter what time of the year it is!

Feb 16, 2019 03:38 AM #19
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Hi Kat Palmiotti - I really think moving is not just a seasonal thing. With so many people relocating and moving back to their roots, it's always a good time to sell and buy. 

Wishing you great sales and listings for February/March timeframe!

Feb 17, 2019 10:07 AM #20
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

I agree with you Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP about moving being important all the time. And I wish you great sales as well!

Feb 17, 2019 11:29 AM #21
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I love your graphic - I was just discussing this with a seller - let's beat the competition and get it up NOW. The buyers out now are not just tire-kickers, they are SERIOUS buyers! Having this graphic is something that definitely would add impact and support our claims that inventory is at its lowest this time of the year.

Great post, Kat! Happy Monday!

Feb 18, 2019 09:30 AM #22
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
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Thank you Debe Maxwell, CRS - I definitely think visuals help emphasize the point (any point!)

Feb 21, 2019 03:37 AM #23
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Nowthat we are about to approach the spring season and the weather is already warm,I expect more home buyers to come on the market. 

Mar 19, 2019 02:59 PM #24
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