What\'s the Best Time of the Year to Sell Your House?

Understanding the most lucrative seasons in the real estate industry is crucial. If you want to sell your house, you need to be conversant with the times. It is always ideal to know the factors to take into consideration when preparing to sell your home. Consider the condition of your home, your financial situation, and the market conditions.


Winter



Most real estate agents wonder whether houses sell well during cold seasons. Winter falls between December and February. Most buyers prefer closing before the year ends. Buyers prefer doing so to enjoy any tax breaks that could happen. Closing early results in expedited sales for the appropriate buyer.


Snow makes homes look beautiful. However, it hides the best features of the house. Potential buyers may not see the patio or the pool area. Scheduling viewings can also be difficult because of the weather. Most people believe that selling or buying a house during winter is not the best decision.


Most sellers appear desperate if they sell their houses during the holiday season. Low competition may also mean that the number of buyers is few. Fewer buyers result in lower selling points.


Fall



The fall season ranges between September and November. The foliage during the season may look beautiful. However, it can affect the decision of a buyer. One buyer may fall in love with how the trees appear, while one may think it may cost them so much yard works every season. Maintaining landscapes is also too much work because of the falling leaves.


Summer



Summer months start from June to August. Most people avoid selling houses during this month due to the expenditure incurred. A rise in temperatures during this season equals to higher cost of showing. You are likely to spend a lot of money on air conditioning and yard maintenance.


Too much heat during the season inhibits buyers from house hunting. But some families prefer buying new homes while their kids are not in school. Planning is easy because the weather is predictable and the days are longer.


Best Selling Season



Spring is the top season for selling houses. Most people do not go away for the Christmas holiday or summer holidays. Your home will look more appealing when the garden blossoms and the sun shines.


More buyers come when the weather is warmer. Most buyers have extra cash after filing taxes early. They often want to settle into their new homes during the summer school break. Across the nation, the most lucrative and busiest time for sellers is the first two weeks of May.


Spring has so many selling opportunities. You can work around school schedules and enjoy tax refunds. The great competition in this season results in many house buyers. There is also more bidding competition and high selling prices.


Regional Variations



It is ideal to look at your regional differences before entering the market. Doing so is crucial because seasonal differences can vary and are universal. Where you live determines how fast you can sell a home.


While spring may be the best season to sell, there are places that the season may not apply. Areas like Texas, Southern California, Florida, or Phoenix can have intense weather. Also, ensure you check if the relevant agency has allowed any work near your house. You do not want to try selling your home when road works are right outside.



For more on the best time to sell your house, contact Collins Coastal San Diego at our office in San Diego, California. You can call 858.252.0200 to book an appointment today.

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