|Topics for Home Owners, Buyers & Sellers|
If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to sell your home, here are a few things to keep in mind:
Although the traditional home-buying season starts in the spring, here are some reasons why listing your home now, rather than waiting, could prove to be a smart decision.
- On average, the number of home sales in January drops almost by half from the previous year’s peak. A house that is priced right and staged well will stand out even more with less competition.
- Lenders, home inspectors, movers, and other vendors also see a seasonal dip in transactions. This could mean a quicker, easier, and possibly cheaper time to buy, sell, and move.
Even if you’re not ready quite yet, now is a great time to start the conversation with your local real estate agent. He or she can give you pointers on which repairs and preparations to tackle first, and which ones may not be necessary, saving you time and money. Starting now can help you capture the most buyers by busy season.