Should I Wait Until Spring To Sell?

“What is the best time of year to list my house for sale?”
This is a question we Realtors have heard many times. The short answer is that you can list your house any time of year, but spring and summer are the strongest markets. The longer answer gets to the well-known principle of supply and demand.

  • If there are fewer houses for sale during the fall, this can work to your advantage in selling your house.
  • There are also buyers who are under contract to sell their house soon and are buy right now. These buyers may no longer be looking by the time next spring comes around.
  • If you are looking to sell your house and buy another house immediately, doing so in the fall could help you avoid a blind bidding war with other buyers. It can be very frustrating to bid above asking price on house after house and keep losing out to someone else. This is an unfortunately common problem in the spring market especially with the low inventory we have had in our area over the past few years.
  • Nobody wants to move during a blizzard in February, so act now and at contact us for a free market analysis of your house and we can discuss further a marketing plan and the time of year that makes the most send for you.

    My brother Jack and I co-own The Real Estate Store. I grew up and live in Scarborough, ME. I became a real estate broker in 2005, but Real Estate is a family business for us. We are second generation Real Estate Brokers. My experience working with apartments and with residential construction has given me insight into cost-aware construction and green construction and design.

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