The Benefits of Selling Your House in the Summer
You may have noticed your community pool is getting more crowded. You’ve probably noticed you’re increasingly reliant on the air conditioning in your car. You may have found your beach days stretching well into the evening.
That’s right. The summer months are upon us.
With spring on the way out, our attention turns to the months of June, July, and August. As real estate enthusiasts (to say the least!) we thought about what that means for the home sales.
So, if you are considering selling your house, here are some reasons to consider the summer months as a good time to list your property.
More hours of sunlight
Longer days means more optimal times for you to show your property. Lighting can play a major role in the first impression left on a potential buyer, and with more optimal light, you may just get that additional nudge to close the deal.
Lot’s of demand – little supply
Spring is the time of year when people lose their real estate minds. People clamor to sync up their property purchase with their kids’ school schedule, and often pay inflated prices as a result. If you are listing a property during the summer, you will be exposed to buyers with less competition after the spring rush. This means you could sell your house more quickly and for a better price.
Your house will have curb appeal!
The spring months bring lots of rain. While this can mean finding indoor activities for the kids, it is also great for your garden. The cosmetic boost that nature brings can last the whole summer, meaning your house will look great from the outside with minimal effort (but you do have to keep things trimmed and looking nice!).
Parents with time to shop for houses
With school holidays just around the corner, parents might actually have some time to shop for houses, whether on mini-vacation time or hours freed up without having to drop kids off and pick them up. Families will also be highly motivated to move things along quickly, because they will want to have their children settled before school begins again in August or September.
A better selling mindset
Not only will families be in a better place to buy, you will be better equipped to handle the selling process. With additional free time in the summer and less urgency needed to sell (see points 1-4!), you will handle the responsibilities of selling your house with ease.
So there you have it.
Enjoy the summer, and don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our real estate experts if you have any questions!