As is the case with a few other real estate topics, the quick answer to this one is “it depends”. Unless you have a very unique property that is very tailored to enjoying specific times of the year, there is no bad time to sell. If your home is usable and easy accessible waterfront for example, you might want to think about waiting for the warmer weather to sell. If you have a property that borders a ski hill... well I think you catch my drift. “But aren’t there less buyers looking to buy in the winter compared to the spring”, you ask. Yes, but there are also less competing homes that time of year. No matter what time of year it is there is always going to be a family that's upsizing, downsizing, or of course moving for work... Some even find it more convenient to house hunt in the winter since their summertime is filled with so many activities that they don’t have time to even think about real estate.
You and your home are likely to get more attention when you choose a less busy time of the year to sell.
No matter what season it is, your home is always sellable. I’ve even written an offer on Christmas Eve, although I admit I don’t make a habit of it. You’re likely now wondering about pricing, and the answer here is although it is a funny market sometimes in regards to pricing because of supply and demand, which makes some areas fluctuate at times, prices don’t change with the season at all. What makes your home sell is the right price, the way it's staged and how well it's marketed. If you have a good Realtor, your house will have a great chance of selling anytime of the year!
For advice on your home in particular, please feel free to contact Shawn Tucker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since I'm a big believer that photos and video are now a big part of showcasing homes in their best light, I figured I would post a photo a day, give or take.