Times are changing and you’re thinking about moving the into a new home. But before you start searching for your next dream home, you’ll need to figure out when you’re going to sell your existing home. The decision is a complex one, especially considering the unpredictable economic environment you’re living in. And while there’s no magic formula for determining the best time to sell a home, there are several factors you should consider.

Is there a wrong time to sell?
This likely won’t come as a big surprise: if you can, you should avoid selling your home during the winter holiday season. People are typically more focussed on the holidays and less on shopping for a home.  However, there are still serious Buyers out looking even in December and January.  There just may not be as many, which can mean less competition for you home. So as a general rule of thumb, avoid the months of December and January when selling a home.

When is the best season for selling?
Conventional wisdom dictates that spring is the best time to sell a home. In spring, the holidays have past, the new school year is still a while away, and gardens and other outdoor spaces tend to look their best. And while spring is the season that sees the largest amount of buyers, it’s also the season when inventories tend to be at their highest. This means more competition, so if you’re going to sell in spring, you really need to get your property to stand out with effective marketing and staging. I use a marketing plan that is both personal and technology driven to get you the highest price the market will pay for your home. 

Is there a best day to put your home on the market?
According to my research and experience, the answer is yes.  I have tracked all my listings over the years and have incorporated what I have found to be the best day to come on market into my marketing plan. I am happy to review all the information and data with you. In general, the shorter amount of time your home remains on the market, the higher the offer you’ll receive.