Should I Sell my home during SUMMER or wait until FALL?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Godzyk Real Estate Services NH License 033394

There is one question I have heard a lot the last couple of weeks. That would be "Should I sell my home now or wait until fall? The Manchester NH Real Estate Market has been hot. Typically in Summer the amount of homes for sale falls sharply. This year it has actually increased. 


A typical "Fall Market" in our area can be as busy as the Spring market. There are many sellers who are waiting until summer is over. Just yesterday I met with a home owner who will be selling soon. They were told there would be more buyers in the fall that everyone goes on vacation in the summer. I chuckled as I am not on vacation and I know there is a great deal of buyers ready and willing to buy who also are on on vacation.  


He asked "When then is the best time to SELL then?" The answer was simple. The best time to sell is when the seller is ready to sell. He was ready but got some bad advice. He got excited when i told him that. He was even more excited when I told him how much he should be able to sell his home for.  He then showed me a list of things  he was told to do to the house before he listed it. I thought to myself this was pretty crazy that there was no reason to spend all this money on the home. 


The home an older home in very clean condition. A very desired area with well kept yard. There is a waiting list per say for home buyers who request this school district. 


IN SUMMARY I was able to give him real advice. He was very thank full i spent a couple of hours answering his questions. His son showed up and joined in the conversation.  The son mentioned that his father almost made a large mistake listing with an inexperienced person that could of cost them many tens of thousands of dollars and who know how much lost time. The father is moving in with the son. They agreed to get him moved in and get the house cleaned out. They loved my price, loved my marketing plan and loved the support and time given to them.




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About the Author: Scott Godzyk is the Owner/Broker of the Godzyk Real Estate Services in Manchester NH. Proud to be locally owned and operated with 35 years of experience, Scott is a leading Agent for Listing and Selling Homes in this area.We are Full Time Agents ready to serve all of your Real Estate needs. Servicing Hillsborough, Rockingham, Merrimack and Belknap counties. 





Comments (8)

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

Scott Godzyk no better time to sell than right now while inventory and interest rates are still low.  There is no guarantee of that being the case in the Fall.

Jul 28, 2021 11:39 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Great advice for this seller, Scott. If they are ready to sell, now is the time.

Our inventory has also gone up this summer although it will be interesting to see what happens in August. This year has been different in many ways!


Jul 28, 2021 11:44 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Scott- I couldn't agree more. The right time to see is when you are ready to sell. 

Jul 28, 2021 12:07 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Scott -  just do it.  Some people simple have paralysis of analysis and every season will have something wrong.

Jul 28, 2021 12:10 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Scott,  The best time to sell is when the seller is ready.  There are always buyers who want to buy. A home that is priced right ... and in a desirable school district ... a great combination. 

Jul 28, 2021 01:38 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Good advice Scott.  The time to sell is right when it's right for the seller.  I am sure you'll get this SOLD in a heartbeat.

Jul 28, 2021 03:37 PM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

I love having these frank discussions with clients. I'm with you; I didn't get a summer vacation. I've been working the entire time and it's been the busiest summer ever. 

Jul 28, 2021 04:28 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

When the current strong seller market, I'd list my home now.  The only caveat would be that I have a place to move to.

Jul 29, 2021 07:28 PM