4 Reasons to Sell Your House This Summer

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Cam Realty and Property Management

4 Reasons to Sell Your House This Summer

Some of my buyer clients were convinced that they would be in their homes for many years, like ten or twenty. I must admit, sometimes, I get caught by surprise when I receive a call from them to list their home. Life happens! Our family grows or decide it’s time to downsize for many reasons, job relocations, FL heat gets unbearable, desire to be closer to family, move-up, home with a pool, lakefront home, more land, less land. Reasons are plenty and unique to each individual/family.

Once the homeowner makes the decision to sell, they then want to make sure they list at the right time to sell quickly.

When is the best time to list my home? I hear this question often and my answer is always the same. Serious buyers are always out searching for their home regardless of the weather conditions or the season.

As a REALTOR, I follow the market trends monthly, yearly and compare them month over month. Of course, I don’t have a crystal ball to predict the future but some of the trends are pretty much the same year over year. One of them is buying a home in the summer months. Families with school-aged children prefer to move before the schools start. Buyers also prefer to move when there’s no snow on the ground, it’s a lot easier. So, if you’re thinking about selling your house this summer, here are 4 reasons to consider;


-Buyer demand is strong- every market is different, I can only speak for the Central FL housing market which covers Clermont FL. In June 2019, median days on market for Clermont was 25 days. We are seeing multiple offers on homes, especially those that are priced under $250,000.

-There’s less competition- most homeowners do wait until fall to list for different reasons. They have family/friends visiting, planned vacations, summer camps. The last thing on their list is to sell their home. You would be wise to use this to your advantage and list your house this summer.

-Great time to purchase your next home- home prices have been increasing month over month for the past two years. According to CoreLogic, home prices projected to appreciate by 4% over the next year. The longer you wait to sell, the more you will pay for your next home.

-It’s time to start the next chapter- have you ever wanted to do something but waited for the perfect time which never came? Go back to what made you decide to sell your house. I’m certain you have good reasons. Why wait? Do what makes you happy today as tomorrow is not promised.


If you are a homeowner thinking about selling your house in Clermont, Minneola, Groveland areas, I would love the opportunity to speak with you. You could call or text me at 407-929-1852, email bethatalay@gmail.com



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George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Beth it is always a great time to buy in my book.  Great job on the infographic!

Jul 03, 2019 12:39 PM #1
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Beth, the first part is so true. I once had a cute couple just starting out in life that bought a first home from me. I later got a call from the wife...they would be getting a divorce (I will let the reason slide by) and moving on. A very unhappy sale for me...I thought they were amazing together. 

Jul 03, 2019 01:10 PM #2
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Getting a mooove on before school starts is a big motivator for Buyers...come on Sellers...let's LIST !

Jul 03, 2019 02:43 PM #3
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Beth Atalay - Happy 4th of July!!!

I like the meaning behind this post and appreciate your commitment to maintaining your passion for selling real estate. Over the years, you have served many buyers and sellers, some multiple times. May every closing feeling like 4th of July to you and all those clients of yours. 

Jul 04, 2019 11:21 AM #4
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Those are great reasons to sell a home in your area during the summer!  I feel that the best time to sell is when you are ready to sell.

Jul 04, 2019 12:20 PM #5
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Beth... I often have people call and lament that it's too late to sell because the spring season as passed. I'm always telling them that summer is a great time to sell and that most years I'm as busy, if not busier, in July and August than in spring months.

Jul 08, 2019 05:36 AM #6
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Great time to sell before the fall semester and children are settled in new schools.

Jul 10, 2019 03:33 PM #7
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Beth:

Great advice here for buyers to think about. It might not be the best time for everyone, but for many it will work well, especially if school is an issue. Anyone interested in the Clermont area, or nearby, should be in touch with you now before it's too late!


Jul 11, 2019 09:34 PM #8
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I'm also seeing some predictions that prices are going up. Good news for home sellers, so buyers who want in better move fast!

Jul 16, 2019 06:51 AM #9
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

You are so right, Beth! Serious buyers are out in the summer months. We see a lot of tire-kickers during the spring. I attribute that to folks just wanting to get out of the house after winter. Also, spring brings about spring-cleaning, reminding people that they may want to renovate a room...leading them to look at homes too.

Hope you're having a great week!

Jul 16, 2019 08:07 PM #10
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