Thinking about selling your home?

Thinking about buying a new home?


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 believe that spring is the best time of year to sell a house. However, I've seen that the decision to sell your home is usually triggered by a life-changing event. 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.

If you’re thinking about selling your home and looking at the calendar thinking you missed the Spring market and you have to wait for next year - know that’s not the case!

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 have any questions about the home selling process or real estate in general, give me a call or send me an email. I would be happy to help you!