It’s a question that gets all sorts of answers. Some people will tell you that the best time to sell is in the winter and there is very little competition then. Some opinions tend towards summer; the weather is great. Others will tell you that the best time to sell is in the spring and everything is nice and new outside. Well, guess what? The best time to sell your house is determined by your circumstances. There is no known formula that you can use to get a good time. Of course you can try and sell when prices are good so that you can make a good profit on it, but for most individuals, the time to sell their house is determined by what is happening in their lives at the time. Here are some of the things to take into account when making the decision to sell.


Why do you want to sell? Is it something that you can put off or is it something that needs to be done right away? A new job, for example, will require that you sell right away. A sick relative may force you to sell so that you can be closer to them. On the other hand, if you are just looking for a new experience in a new house, you can wait until the market inches up a little when you can make more on the sale.


There are times when you are more likely to find buyers than not. If you have a beach house, for example, it may be easier to sell it during the summer holidays when there are tourists in town. If you are selling in a residential area, you may want to wait until a few more facilities are installed around the area so that you can ask for more money. You might not have a sense of when people are likely to buy, but talk with an experienced agent who knows the trends and they will tell you.


What are you going to do for marketing your house? The internet has made it possible for foreigners to own homes in different countries. All you need to do as a homeowner is find the right listings and your house will be in the market for someone from another country to see. Maybe you want to sell locally. You can list on the internet, but For Sale signs and adverts in the local paper will be very helpful as well. It’s important to think about how you will market well in advance so that you can come up with a plan that will see your house go quickly.


We saw it in the last economic meltdown. The market was flooded with houses that nobody wanted to buy. It is not always that drastic, but if you want to make a profit from selling your home, you have to think of the kind of market you are looking at. Are people more willing to buy because interest rates are low, for instance? Could they go lower in a year? It’s hard to predict, but even if you do it with a small degree of accuracy, it helps. You should also think about what you want to do with the money that you get. If you want to buy a different house, you may want to wait until you can get more so that you can upgrade.


It’s harder to sell a house in winter than at any other time of the year. It’s simply too cold for people to be motivated to move around looking at houses. It is interesting that internet sales are affected as well, but it could be that people who want to buy don’t want to view houses in cold weather. Summer, on the other hand, is an excellent time to be on the market. People are more adventurous and they are out having fun. When people have fun and are happy, they are more likely to make a buy decision than when they are sold and gloomy. Spring is another excellent time, especially for houses that have gardens. At that time, flowers bloom and the grass looks great. The overall effect on the house is inviting, and there are usually quite a number of people who look to buy in the spring months. Autumn is also good and it’s not yet too cold for people to move around.

As you can see, waiting for the perfect time to sell your house is not easy. In many cases, people hold off selling for years and in the process lose excellent chances. So long as your need to sell your house is not an emergency, you can wait for a little until you know exactly what kind of market you are looking at. You should also think carefully about how you sell. The more exposure your house gets, the more bidders it draws. The more the bidders, the more you can raise the price a little. Get your house on the internet and use old-style marketing techniques so that you can be seen fast and by many people. Get all your paperwork in order too; you don’t want to keep a potential buyer waiting as you organize the necessary documents.

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