The same goes, some people do wait until spring, however with BRAC coming a lot of people are getting their homes on the market to catch that market. We have a lot of buyers coming in spring so there is going to be more competition for homes. I am finding that homes are selling before my buyers get here to look at them or they are going under contract before my buyers make up their minds. This of course is only if the homes are priced well and are in excellant condition. There are still a lot of bargains in our market right now but things have picked up quite a bit in the last few weeks.
I am a realtor in the Bel Air, Md area.
I agree that spring is the best time to put your home on the market in a normal situation.
I have been getting many calls in the last 2 weeks from people relocating to Harford County for BRAC.
These folks are looking now and their jobs start in Late June to July. They need to be here before then and most can move at any time if they find the right home. I actually have a couple settling on a home next week from BRAC.
Feel free to call me if I can help you list your home.
My advice would be to buy now. Interest rates and prices in Maryland are at historic lows. It is every buyers' goal to buy at the best price. There are a lot of factors that go into the right time to buy. Right now you may find homes that have been on the market since Sept., and the sellers are ready to negotiate. In the Spring, you will be in competition with more buyers in market, and who knows what interest rates will do. If the interest rate goes up even 1%, it could make a several hundred dollar increase in your monthly payment.