Should you wait until Spring to list?

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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

Author: IntegrityRealEstateGroup

Multicultural and bilingual, Cristobal brings a unique outlook as a resource to the San Diego County Real Estate Market. Cristobal is passionate about educating & providing options people don’t know they have. Cristobal is dedicated to integrity and professionalism from beginning to end with the primary goal to assist, educate and add value in any way that he can. Cristobal embodies perseverance, tenacity, discipline, systems and negotiation skills. He enjoys helping individuals and families needing to buy a home or sell a property. Cristobal’s upbringing and training are responsible for the discipline, attention to detail and follow-through he brings to his work. He has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Systems Engineering. His professional experience includes problem-solving as a senior consultant for translational enterprises. Moving to San Diego county area, Cristobal knew that it was time for him to pursue his lifelong dream and join the real estate industry. Cristobal is able to exercise his superior observational and organizational skills while completing every transaction with sensitivity to his clients’ needs and goals. Cristobal’s mantra, how you do anything is how you do everything, he strongly believes is the key to long-term relationships

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