Should you wait until the spring to list your home, or list right after the holidays?
That is an excellent question. I always advise sellers that one of the best times to list is right after the holidays. I like to have their home ready to go on the market right after the first of the year when all the fluff and hype is done.
Why you may ask? During the winter most of the buyers that are indeed looking are ready to buy and won’t kick tires. Most listings come on the market the second quarter of each year. So if you wait for the spring, there’s going to be a dramatic increase in the number of other homes coming on the market that you’re actually competing with. As a matter of fact, the number of homes for sale actually goes down about 40 to 60% in January and February as compared to the springtime.
I often have people say to me and ask me, well, Cristobal; there are more buyers during the springtime. This is true. However, if a seller waits until April, May, and June, the number of buyers goes up.
So the higher the number of properties listed, the more competition. And also, fewer buyers are actually buying, so it’s actually worse for a seller to wait until springtime. If you’re selling, you want more money, right? Well, of course, you do, which means that right after the holidays is an excellent time to sell.
So please reach out to me at any time, as I am always here to help. Let’s buy and sell strategically. #CallCristobal at 619-500-2899 or email me at email@example.com