When is the best time to put your home on the market? This is one of the most frequently asked questions that I get as a real estate agent.
The general public seems to have a consensus that Spring is the best time to sell a house, but when I look back at all of the instances of buying and selling real estate in Delaware, it tends to usually be prompted by a triggering event that dictates the best time of the year to sell. A baby being born, someone dying, someone getting married, someone getting divorced, someone’s job being transferred, a home burning down, or maybe wanting your kids to get into a different school - these are all the types of life events that could dictate when to move that aren’t tied to a certain month or season.
The exception, of course, could be the school cycle, with most families wanting to move before the school year starts, if schools are a factor. I think this is where the notion of the Spring selling season comes from. The reality is that buyers are out there every single month of the year because they’re driven by those triggering events.
Life events should determine when to move, not seasons.
Our Decembers are often as busy as July or August. It really depends on when your house is truly ready. If you have a house you’re thinking about selling, go ahead and do it. Buyers are out there, and they will look for a property in the dead of winter if they need to move. Remember, it’s the triggering event that matters, not the month of the year.
If you’re thinking about selling, we’d be more than happy to help you through the process. Give me a call or send me an email today, and let’s talk soon.