Did you know that spring is one of the best times to sell your home? In fact, this spring specifically is gearing up to be one of the most active and profitable selling seasons of the next year.
It’s Perfect Timing
Ah, summer. While you might normally think of hot temperatures, pool days, and cook-outs, in the real estate world, summer is the perfect lull between major events. Kids are out of school for a few months, jobs usually slow down, and there aren’t many major holidays on the horizon.
With a little break in the action, summer is the perfect time to make a big move—which means spring is the perfect time to make an offer. There are many other reasons why people tend to buy homes in the spring, but the perfect timing of the season has a lot to do with it, which works in the sellers’ favor.
Buyers are Motivated
Since it’s such a ideal window of time, buyers are going to be much more motivated to close on a home. Usually, you’ll have to deal with a fair amount of casual buyers just browsing before you find serious buyers who make an offer.
But since people want plenty of time to get settled before summer ends, the amount of serious buyers will be much higher than usual. If you put your property up early, you could be looking at several offers on the table, which also means….
Much Quicker Closings
A lot of things can tie up the closing process and make it drag on. From issues with the mortgage to missing or incomplete forms, the bulk of closing delays usually just have to do with a lack of preparedness or planning.
When you’re dealing with more serious buyers, all of the usual snags and roadblocks are taken care of well in advance. After all, with so much competition, buyers are going to want to do anything they can to get a step ahead. This means quicker closers and maybe even better profits for sellers.
Use the Season to Your Advantage
You probably want to get as much money possible for your home, right? Well, half the battle in selling your home—and making it a hot listing—is staging it well. Luckily, spring offers sellers with tons of unique staging opportunities.
Your front yard will set the mood for the rest of the house, so make sure it looks fresh. Put out some bright flowers, fill in empty spots with a few potted plants or seasonal decor, and clean up any outdoor areas. On the inside, use some of the leftover flora for decor and fresh scents, and open the windows to let in some mood-boosting natural lighting!