Across the real estate industry you'll find a wealth of people who claim that spring is the best season to sell your home. May especially typically posed to be one of the best months, but the entire season is rich with opportunity. If you're a homeowner who wants to take full advantage of the demand, spring is your best bet because just like the weather, the market starts to heat up!
There are, however, a few things to remember before preparing to list your home this coming spring. First of all, you'll be busy — while winter buyers may be more motivated, the sheer number of spring buyers and property viewings will leave you with a full calendar. As well, you'll have to put effort into making your home stand out above the competition; spring is a popular time to sell and your home won't be the only one that prospective buyers are looking at. That being said, the reasons to sell in the spring outweigh the reasons not to. Here are 5 points to motivate you to sell your house this spring!
You'll Reach More Buyers
Despite the fact that more homeowners will be selling, you'll have access to a broader market of potential buyers than you would during most seasons. Your listing and real estate marketing will likely reach more people, locally, nationwide, and even internationally. This means that not only will you have a chance at finding any buyer for your home, you'll have the opportunity to find the right buyer. This leads into our next point...
You Can Be Choosier With Offers
Because spring usually creates a seller's market, there's often some healthy competition among buyers. This means that it's less likely that you'll have to settle. Bidding wars and a greater selection of offers will allow you to get a fairer price for your home that matches your own perception of your property's value.
You'll Sell Before It Gets Too Busy
Summer is a great time to sell, but it can get hectic for buyers and sellers alike. Summer buyers with kids often want to settle before the school year starts, so things can get stressful. While spring sellers will also enjoy the benefits of a large buyer pool, the more relaxed pace will allow the selling process to happen much more smoothly — and less stressfully.
Enjoy Your Summer Stress-Free
If you sell your home this spring and find your perfect buyer, you'll be able to enjoy your summer without the pressure of making a sale before the fall sets in. The earlier you start, the better; that way you can use your summer to vacation or get settled in your new residence without the strain of unfinished business looming over you at every turn.
Your Home Has Likely Increased In Value
If you're like many Houston-area homeowners who bought their house during the last 5 years, there's a good chance your home has appreciated significantly. Houston is an increasingly desirable place to invest, and its homes have been steadily increasing in list price over the past several years. If you combine this with the increased demand in spring time, you'll have a winning combination with ideal conditions to sell in. Not sure how much your home is worth? Receive a free comparative market analysis courtesy of The Sam Team!
For more expert advice on selling your home this spring, connect with your local real estate experts at The Sam Team! You can reach us at 832-200-5656.