Putting your house on the market can be one of the most bittersweet decisions to make. However, it’s an eventful journey full of hope that can help visualize the next steps in your life. When it comes to picking the right time to sell your house, there can be many factors that play into why one season may be better than another. For example, the geographic area in which you live, your asking price, the natural environment in which you live and even how much time you’re wanting before you move on to this next stage in your life.
Spring Your Way Into the Market
When selling your house, it’s important to understand when the prime house hunting time is. In Indiana, you’re more likely to make a better profit if you choose to sell right now. In January alone, the total amount for the Multiple Listing Service was about 102 houses sold. Spring is almost upon us and since housing inventory is low, now is a great time to list your house. Especially, since we are leading into the prime selling time in May.
Reasons to Sell NOW
1. Tax Season
Many people receive their tax refunds towards the end of winter, which is the perfect gateway into purchasing a home in the Spring and Summer.
2. May Flowers are in Bloom
House hunting can be very exciting, when in nice weather. May is when the weather starts to warm up and many people want to be outside. What better
way to explore outside than to house hunt?
3. Paradise Vision
Want a porch swing to sit outside when it’s sunny? When many think of the house they want, they dream about what they can do when the weather is nice. This busy season helps that vision become a reality.
Make Sure You Know Your Area
There’s nothing more unfortunate then going into a sale with a high level of confidence, and coming out with a sale that wasn’t as successful as it could have been. One mistake often made is simply not knowing the area in which you live. We all know how unpredictable Indiana weather is but, don’t get frustrated by mother nature. When listing your home, understand going in that during certain times of the year less people will want to be out looking at homes. Understanding the general seasons and climate in your area will make a big difference when trying to get your home off the market.
Your Agent is Here to Help
Agents can help you understand the area you live in and they can provide more information that you may not have direct access to. For example, your agent can help in finding research on past sales of homes in your area that have been successful or in some unfortunate cases, not so successful. Your agent can also help with giving you one-on-one information about how home values are rising, the details behind it and why you should make sure all your bases are covered when deciding to put your house on the market.
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The time is NOW
Many who make the decision to sell their house often ask when the right time to do so is. Spring is almost upon us, which means it is the perfect time to put your house on the market. With less people selling their homes, there’s a better chance that more people will see your home and the right buyer will come along. With only a little over 400 listings on the market, the sooner you get your home on the market, the more positive your sale and outcome will be. We want you to get the most out of the value of your house, and CENTURY 21 ELITE is here to help.
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