When’s the best time to list your home? Right now is a great time, and here are five points about why that is.
When you are ready to sell your home, one of your top questions will likely be, “when is the best time to put my house on the market?”. Should you wait for Spring or Summer when the weather is more desirable and things aren’t so drab? Or do more people travel during those months making Autumn better? You worry that if you list at the wrong time, you may risk leaving money on the table. You aren’t the only one, this is a very common question among sellers.
So what is the answer? When is the right time to list your house for sale? I believe that the best time to put your Lake Norman home on the market is right now, and I’m not the only one. In a national survey of top Real Estate Agents from around the country, they agree that Spring is the best time to list!
Not convinced? Here are five more reasons why right now is the best time to sell your house:
Inventory levels are lower. Fewer homes on the market means less competition for you as a seller and more potential buyers for you home.
There are more serious buyers. You don’t get a lot of tire-kickers this time of year; buyers who are in the market right now are there to buy not check out your decor. Additionally, people are being relocated for work, so you can rest assured those buyers mean business.
If you want to get a little bit more aggressive with your list price, now is the time to do it.
Buyers are less picky. In this competitive market, they simply have less to choose from, so they won’t be as critical about things like landscaping. This will change when the weather turns for the better.
Mortgage interest rates are still low. We’ve already seen a slight tick up in interest rates recently. With additional increases anticipated throughout the year, buyers want to take advantage of the rates while they’re still low.
Spring and daylight saving time. Studies have shown that temperature, weather, amount of sunshine, and time zone can all affect the best time of year to sell your house. With Spring almost here, the added hours of daylight from DST and the approaching seasons, Lake Norman is about to get an activity boost!
If you have any questions about timing your home for the market, or buying and selling in general, don’t hesitate to contact us.