One of the most Commonly asked Seller Questions that I receive is “When is the Best Time to Sell” or “When is the Best Time to Put My Home on the Market?” Depending on what the reason(s) are that have a Seller choose to sell their home will always guide me with the best answer for the specific Seller.
There is an overall common thought that putting your home on the market for sale in the Spring is best. Yep….Spring is a great time of the year to put a home on the market for sale as the weather allows for the exterior of homes to show better with nicer yards/flowers, etc… But, a knowledgable real estate agent with local knowledge of the market will be able to get obtain great results no matter what time of the year it is.
Actually, my experience has been that depending on the amount of competition that is on the market will also play an important factor in my answering the question as to when is the best time to sell? That is to say that if my Seller does not have an absolute need to sell by a specific date, it is very important to know what my Seller will be competing with in terms of other comparable homes when deciding when to put their home on the market. If the market is less competitive, this may give my Seller the upper hand in terms of more activity and a higher price for their home rather than putting their home on the market for sale when competition is strong. Again, another reason why choosing a realtor with extensive experience and local real estate knowledge is critical when selling.
So why I am not trying to avoid answering the question of “when is the best time to put my home on the market”, it truly is answered on a case by case basis. To say that “today” is the best time, is not always true and in the best interest of my Seller. It may be in the best interest of the Realtor, but not that of the Seller. It is best answered after looking at all surrounding factors that a knowledgable realtor can provide and when the Seller is ready.
About the Author: The above Real Estate information on Commonly asked Seller Question “When is the Best Time to Sell?” was provided by Suzanne Hinton, an Area Specialist and Top Producer in assisting people moving in and out of Overland Park KS and North Johnson County KS for the last 27+ years.
Suzanne can be reached at 816-520-0917 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.