Is It Better to Sell Now or Wait Until Spring 2018?

Posted by Mark Gellman on Friday, October 20th, 2017 at 9:14am.


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Now that summer’s over and school’s back in session, should prospective sellers list their homes in the third and fourth quarters of this year or wait until next spring?

We’re huge proponents of selling in the third and fourth quarters when there is less inventory in the market and a significant number of buyers who are still very active. Since a lot of buyers sat out the busy spring and summer seasons, they’re now making their move.

"We’re encouraging all of our sellers to put their homes on the market immediately." 

We’re encouraging all of our sellers to put their homes on the market immediately. The only ones who are exempt from this advice are those who have a pool on their property and don’t want to keep it open during fall and winter, those whose homes back up to a line of trees that separate a road or a commercial property, or other "wow but" attributes where the home would show better in the spring and summer, or be more marketable.

Not only is our market still very active with buyers, but competition among other sellers will actually thin out a little bit because a lot of people tend to take their homes off the market during the holiday season.

If you have any questions about how to time the market or you’re wondering what your home is worth, don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us an email. We’d love to help you.

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