Do those articles ’Best time to sell’ lack depth to you? … seem to leave out ‘bigger picture’ approach and how/ what to calculate? Simplistic, in fact. ‘Best time’ means many things.
For quickest sale?, highest price?, least competition?, most ‘looks’? It depends on your goals what’s best for you. It also depends on what the best features of your property are: eg: retiree target?, waterside?, near summer/winter activities?…or perhaps a college.
There are pluses and minuses at each time of year, the secret is if you must sell now, then your buy/sell/relocate timing needs to match marketing approach and expectations. If you can be flexible, timing moves up your list based on your overall goals. A ‘move-up’ situation differs from a ‘down-sizing’ approach. The time-of-year preference is opposite.
Now locally, Nov-Feb oft have the lowest price, end of May thru early July the highest. If speedy sales are your goal, the data gets trickier and is more dependent of who’d be the typical buyer, eg: family with school children, golfers, skiers, etc. You get the idea.
Nearly every day I ‘pull’ from public & agent-only sources, and build buyer/seller spreadsheet ~ posted to and accessible from YourSpace247. The answer isn’t as simple as the online magazine sites generic data driven (vs human intervention) generalizations.
- ‘.. Nationwide, the first half of May is the best time to list a home ..’
Best month to sell Best day of the week to list Why? First half of May Saturday Nationally, homes listed for sale in this window sold almost two we
eks faster than average, and for $2,500 more,
- ‘… During the week of March 31 to April 6, homes are listed, on average, for 6 percent more than at the beginning of the year—an extra $17,000, according to the study. Homes for sale that week also tend to fetch 14 percent more views on realtor.com® than at other times of the year. Further, listed homes sell about six days faster. The homes also see less competition that week; the highest number of homes tend to go up for sale in late spring…’
Property not moving quickly ?
Ready to move forward? We formalized ‘Plan’ to help get to ‘Develop’ & ‘Execute’.
- Plan ~ YourVISION
- Develop ~ NetWorthBasics.com
- Execute ~ RealtyNetWorth.com