Clearly state your goals, and then ask them to give you their professional opinion on what the anticipated marketing time of your property is at various degrees of list price.
There is not going to be a blanket answer unfortunately. The market is as unpredictable as the weather sometimes. A high producing real estate agent with a proven track record for success, should be able develop a marketing strategy to give you the best chance at achieving your goals.
This is my advice; I hope it is helpful
Over the last couple years houses sold in the peak season in York County South have gotten about 3% more on average as a dollar per/sqft. figure than houses sold in the slower winter season. Inventory fluctuates greatly though and you'll have a lot more competition peak season than now with as many as 30% more houses on the market, sales will eat up inventory faster though as well with a comparable amount of increase in the number of houses sold.
Bottom line is, you should sell when it's most convenient for you and not worry about "timing" the market. If you are looking to maximize your profit it is a good idea to give your home plenty of time on the market since houses that sell very quickly likely didn't get the top market dollar. If making a timely move is more important to you than getting every dollar out of the house, that will change the pricing and the likely amount of time on the market. Houses sell in a range it just depends upon your goals. I go over all of this information when I meet with seller's to discuss them potentially using me.
If you would like to discuss further, meet or have further questions, call me anytime at 757-254-8957.
Your question is an excellent one that takes a careful answer. Given that all other factors remain the same, such as smart pricing, great curb appeal and interior showing, and heavy marketing, your timing on the market plays a big role in helping us determine an estimate for your home's possible days on market.
Using a data set of home sales from the late fall/winter (Q4) of 2013 and late winter/early spring (Q1) of 2014 in Woodlake and comparable neighborhoods in 23693, I have derived some averages that look promising. Remember, however, that the market activity during the upcoming two quarters could be better or worse than Q4 of 2012 and Q1 of this year. So far, the preliminary numbers show that the market activity of Q4 this year seems to be comparable to Q4 of last year, despite the recent full week of rain and the government shutdown disruption.
Most of my seller clients prefer to have more time than needed to sell instead of insufficient time to sell. Depending on your anticipated move out date, you may want to consider getting on the market sooner rather than later, even if that could mean some inconvenience in your transition from this home to your next.
I look forward to sharing my 23696 market data with you and serving you further in this important endeavor. Feel free to call me any time with questions or service requests. My mobile number is 757-268-5123.
All the best,
not what you may want or need to sell it for. Discuss this in detail and look at similar homes in your area
are they better updated, better curb appeal, lower price or at the same price are they larger etc. etc.
go with your agent to look at some currently competing with yours. And then make a market friendly
decision with your Realtor, after all the right buyer has to come along.
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As for timing spring is usually a more active selling time as you have the military transfers looking for a home but now also is a good time to sell. It all depends on the property.
I would like to opportunity to meet with you to give you a honest estimate of your homes market value and take a look at the home to get a idea of how marketable it is.
Please contact me on 757-812-0399 or send me a email at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can set up a time for us to meet.
I look forward to meeting with you.
John R Beavers, Realtor
Heartland Realty LLC
5% below market value - SOLD in 30 days
At Market Value - Sold in 90 days
30% above market value - absolute silence.
Now, be aware, the fundaments still apply.
1. Curb appeal
3. Odor free
5. Pass on the temptation to 'trick out the house' for the Holidays.
#5 has proven to be a real challenge for those who are on the 'family' migration flight path.
Only serious buyers are looking during the Holidays.