To answer your question, there really is no "Best Month." While traditionally summer and winter months are slower, there really is no traditionally in the market we're in and these months tend to have less inventory so it's often an opportunity, particularly for properties with price/location/property specifics appeal.
But choosing who takes your property to market is as important if not more so than when. It used to be that it didn't really matter who listed your property, but now it matters a lot because it takes more than sticking it on the MLS and waiting for offers. The best thing you can do is interview several reputable agents, review their credentials, their marketing plan for your property, and choose the one who fits you best.
Lance King/Managing Broker
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What to consider:
1. If there are many competing listings in your area for sale, this will spread out the buyers and lower prices so market timing is critical.
2. If you property shows great and priced well, you will most likely have multiple offers and your property will sell within 2-4 weeks with present market conditions.
3. Interview 3 different REALTORS and compare pricing strategy, marketing techniques, experience, and customer satisfaction ratings.
I hope this answer finds you well. As a few other agents have pointed out, traditionally the end of summer and the Dec/Jan holidays have always been "slower" months in real estate sales, though a well priced deal, in a good location will sell regardless of the month. It sounds like you are in the beginning stages of investigating your options about the disposition of your home. If you are interested in having a complimentary and up-to-date market analysis on your property, please contact me.
Whether you are planning to sell or hold the property, I would like to help you make the most informed decision about your equity. Additionally, if you would like to learn more about current market conditions and/or recent transactions in your neighborhood, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Investment Sales Associate
DRE # 01722808
Salma & Company
1958 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
It is best to use an agent for new construction who knows what concessions to ask for and how to get the best deal for you. Otherwise, the seller will be representing you and they know how to protect their bottom line at your expense.
Shaban Shakoori, Broker/Attorney
TRI Coldwell Banker, SF's #1 Office
Lance has a good answer. Interview agents and pick the one you feel best represents all aspects of the sale from working well with you as well as buyers to knowledge of the market and importantly, has a good marketing plan that includes using the Internet to your advantage. For buying at any of the new complexes in Mission Bay, South Beach and SOMA your agent should have a good working knowledge of new construction and the differences in the contracts. Be sure to take an agent with you (because her fudiciary responsibility it to you!)
All of us would welcome your call or email.
Oh you'll do well my friend, Bernal is where I have owned since 1983 - You're describing a sweet spot coupled with a popular bedroom and bath count. This week I closed on 316 Richland and I'm looking forward to bringing another property on the north slope to market in a few weeks.
If you're interested in a real comparable market analysis from a seasoned agent feel free to give a call. Please don't rely on automated evaluation models as they are for amusement purposes only. Even the disclaimers they have basically state the same. It takes someone with vision to assist a seller in maximizing a property, giving up to the minute market advice.
All my best,
Zephyr Real Estate - 24th Street Office