While it’s true that the early-to-mid “Spring Market” is historically the busiest time for real estate transactions, there are some real advantages to listing your property during the summer and fall months.
First and foremost, your home looks spectacular! Curb appeal is at its peak during the summer. Trees are green and full, skies are blue, flowers are in full bloom and lawns are lush. The trend toward transitional indoor/outdoor living spaces is as hot as the afternoon sun; and during these months it’s easy to showcase the enhanced living space of your home in the form of patios, decks and front porches. And if your home has a pool, this is a great time to maximize the value that comes from being able to beat the heat in style in your very own backyard oasis!
A huge benefit to listing your home this time of year comes in the form of less competition. It’s also not unusual for sellers to pull their homes off the market during the summer so new listings are like candy to homebuyers who are waiting for new inventory. With children home, vacations planned, or perhaps visitors from out of town, sellers may feel that routine is disrupted and they’ll wait to re-list in the fall, when everything returns to a more predictable schedule. The truth is, that kind of thinking gives those listings in the market an advantage – lower inventory means that your home will stand out among the motivated buyers!
Here at the Sue Adler Team, we’re committed to getting you the best price for your home in the least amount of time, whether you decide to list next week, next month or next year. While some Realtors might deter sellers from listing this time of year based on the traditional ebb and flow of the real estate market, we know from experience that homes in all price ranges sell every week of the year. If you are thinking of selling, but just not ready today, we encourage you to plan ahead and take advantage your lush landscaping, your inviting outdoor living areas, and the bright blue skies by calling us to schedule your exterior professional photography now! Preparation is the key to success, and the Sue Adler Team is dedicated to helping you prepare your home for your listing success – we are yours to count on!