Spring forward fall back. I remember that when i adjust my watch each year. An old realtor thought me that when I was late for a listing appointment.. How not to overcook my eggs is just an other wise advise I follow. I draw all my real estate knowledge from these two conclusions
The best time to insert an egg is when the water is boiling.. It will not cook unless you turned on the range.
Listings are just like a pot filled with water awaiting the range to make the water heat up and come to boil.
It takes time. It takes longer they say if you watch the pot come to boil. Timing is everything I get my eggs and listings hatch each time. The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. Now the real question are you a bird or a mouse?
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I would say if it's right at Christmas time maybe wait a week until the beginning of the new year but I think waiting for just right time to put something on the market might mean the right time won't come.
Do what needs to be done about making the property most marketable, price it right and expose it to as many people as possible.
Best of luck.
Based on my market area and my significant increase in business during this period, I would say now! There is much less inventory and serious buyers looking right now. Spring has been historically the best time but not in this market! It is pretty much evolving each mont!
Don't know of too many transactions that happen when a home isn't "for sale". There may be a decrease in activity during the holidays or winter months but a truly motivated buyer's needs are consistant. Our advice is to list now...you never know.
And the weather conditions in the area in general in the winter.
During the winter months there is usually less competition, less competing homes and the serious buyers
will be looking throughout the winter.... In Spring there will be more competing homes in most areas, and
it might be harder to have an individual home stick out....
But it is hard to tell, as every area is a bit different when it comes to activities, although they seem to go down
in wintery weather and during the holiday season, just because everyone is very busy, buyers, sellers and Realtors as well!
Edith YourRealtor4Life and Chicago and Northern Illinois Connection
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My area of expertise is on Cape Cod. Because the cape is somewhat of a resort area there are many people "looking" in the spring and summer months. However, the serious buyers are waiting to make their purchases when their children are back in school and their vacations are over. In this area October and February are great months for purchases.
It depends upon the seller's situation on how quickly they need to move but I would think that if you wait to list until the spring then there will be more competition on the market. There may be less choices of homes within the price range now rather than later.
I hope this is helpful.
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You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. If it is not on the market, you are guaranteed to no sell it. Many folks "Wait until the First Of the Year" before they start hunting... Once the holidays are gone.. and tax returns are on their way... folks are alive and shopping...
Don't miss buyers... put the home on the market asap... Time to roll up the sleeves and get to work.