If you’re thinking about selling this spring, it’s time to get moving – the best time to list your home is almost here.
The Best Time To List Your Home
Experts at realtor.com looked at seasonal trends from recent years (excluding 2020 as an uncharacteristic year due to the onset of the pandemic) and determined the ideal week to list a house this year:
“Home sellers on the fence waiting for that perfect moment to sell should start preparations, because the best time to list a home in 2023 is approaching quickly. The week of April 16-22 is expected to have the ideal balance of housing market conditions that favor home sellers, more so than any other week in the year.”
If you have been waiting for the right time to sell, now is it. But remember there may be a few things to do to get your house ready before you put it on the market. If you haven’t started yet, you’ll need to move fast. Here are some things to remember.
Work with an Agent To Determine Which Updates To Make
Start by making a list of the most important updates. In February, realtor.com asked more than 1,200 recent or potential home sellers what changes they made to their house before selling it (see graph below):
As you can see, the most common answers included landscaping and painting. Work with a trusted real estate agent to determine what projects make the most sense for your goals and local market.
Plan To Have Your House Staged
Once you’ve fixed up and updated your house as needed, you might want to think about having it staged. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) says that 82% of buyer’s agents said that staging a home made it easier for a buyer to imagine living there. Also, almost half of the buyers’ agents said that home staging changed how most buyers thought about the house in general. Staged homes usually sell faster and for a higher price because they make it easier for potential buyers to picture themselves living there.
Do you want to sell this spring? Let’s connect to plan your next steps. You can start by making a list of what you think your house needs to get ready. Then we can work together to figure out what’s most important on your list and move forward.
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