When is the best time to list your house for sale?

Asked by Wgalbra7, Wake Forest, NC Fri Nov 15, 2013

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Terry La Sco…, Agent, Frederick, MD
Tue Mar 4, 2014
I agree with the answer above... But you need to find the right listing agent. Someone who will come in and look at your home in detail. They should tell you what work needs to be done to your home, to get you the most value. Not all agents, but some offer staging services, and that is a major success when selling your home.

Another important fact, is pricing your home right. An agent should do a market analysis of your home, and will compare it to other homes in the neighborhood. This will give you a full evaluation of the best price for your home.

Right before spring is a good time to get your house ready and listed. People are ready to get out there once the weather starts getting better.

Hope this helps

Thanks
Kristi Burford
Terry LaScola's Welcome Home Team
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Bill Eckler, Agent, Venice, FL
Wed Mar 19, 2014
Contrary to what many think, there is no season for buying or selling homes. This process is simply based on "need!" Yes, certain times of the year are known to be slower than others but homes still sell.

Bill
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Robert Krop, Agent, Frederick, MD
Wed Mar 19, 2014
People purchase homes all year round. Generally the best time is April and May as that is when school years are ending soon and the majority of buyers are out looking for a new home.
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Greg Salley, Agent, Frederick, MD
Tue Mar 4, 2014
End of March/April is the best time to list your home. Most families buying a home want to settle sometime in that end of May/June time period. Once the home is under contract, it will take approx. 45 to 60 days to settle for the most part. Considering a home inspection, appraisal and lending approval it will settle in that May/June time frame.
If you are looking to list your home and you would like me to walk you through the process, as well as giving you a home evaluation, please give me a call.

Thank you,
Greg Salley
Long and Foster
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301-644-1089-Office
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Dorita Sauce…, Agent, Rockville, MD
Tue Mar 4, 2014
Spring is the best time, with the spring flowers and the longer daylight it will set the right tone for buyers. Good Price, Impressive Curb appeal and Staging your home will always contribute to an exciting experience.


Let me know if need help.

Dorita Saucedo
Keller Williams Capital Properties
http://www.homesbydorita.com
240-293-2564
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Troyce Gatew…, Agent, Frederick, MD
Tue Jan 7, 2014
You've been getting some really good advice but make sure your house is in the perfect showing condition. You can easily miss the "best" time if your home isn't market ready! Until you decide to list it, use this time to clean, shine, organize, paint, clean carpets, windows, light fixtures etc. Good Luck!
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Liz Burrow, Agent, Frederick, MD
Sat Nov 16, 2013
There are advantages and disadvantages to selling at any time of year. Spring is traditionally the most popular time to list a home but then there is more competition on the market. Take advantage of low stock in your area it occurs. Large corporate companies often relocate people to start work at the beginning of the year and that can be a great source of buyers. Have your realtor evaluate the current market situation in your area and follow their advice.
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Greg Salley, Agent, Frederick, MD
Fri Nov 15, 2013
In my opinion the best time (depending on the weather) is late March. Most people want to get into a home by June or July and with listing in March this puts property on the market 45 days on average, and 30 to 45 days to settle after ratified contract. If you are looking to list your home in the spring and your in the Maryland area, please give me a call and I will do a market analysis on your home.

Greg Salley
Long and Foster
301-644-1089-Office
http://www.homesinfrederickmd.com
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Akil Walker, Agent, Upper Marlboro, MD
Fri Nov 15, 2013
Typically, the spring time is consider the best b/c buyers have recovered from the holidays. However, in the DC Metro homes are sold throughout the year. I have two scheduled to close before Christmas. More importantly, if you are ready to list your home at competitive market price you can list and sell with anytime of the year.
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Christopher…, Agent, Tarrytown, NY
Fri Nov 15, 2013
Spring is always the best time of year. Many areas are suffering from low inventory right now so check with your agent to see if this is the case. If so, supply and demand may help you sell.

Chris
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Robert McArt…, Agent, Fallston, MD
Fri Nov 15, 2013
It depends on your motivation to sell. If you have time to wait and your property is located in an area that is desirable by families with good schools....I would then put together a strategy with your REALTOR that would work with that scenario. Different properties require different marketing approaches.....contact your local REALTOR to discuss which one is best for your situation and home.
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Annette Law…, Agent, Palm Harbor, FL
Fri Nov 15, 2013
When you need to sell.
Seasonal variations in the number of listing is equally compensated for by the number of qualified buyers. In the end, the only thing that matters is your motiviation and/or need to sell.
December buyers are Serious buyers.
Tire kickers and entertainment seekers are inspired by the spring weather temps.
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As they used to say in the New Home business "NOW is the best time to buy" Rationale being we only know what is going on NOW, the future and the past are just that. We can only deal in the present market with information readily available.
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