best time (month(s) of the year) to sell a house in Plano, Texas

Asked by Plano Seller, 75023 Wed Jan 4, 2012

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Voices Member, , Plano, TX
Wed Jan 4, 2012
I just put a house on the market in West Plano last Thursday. We have had 6 showings in first 6 days so far, and had 25 people at the open house I held in Plano on Saturday. So I agree now is a great time of year to list, supply is lower and demand is there. Historically many say that homes put on the market during the month of February sell at higher than homes put on the market later in the Spring.

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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Wed Jan 4, 2012
Stat's would show with any city here in USA if in a family community majority of those homes are on the market from approx. April - August

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Credit Repair Advisor
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Amy Arey, Agent, Allen, TX
Tue Sep 9, 2014
The last home I listed in Plano in this zip code was on the market a DAY with five offers, finally selling at 10k over list-price (end of August). Obviously, there is a slight rush as the procrastinators trying to register their children before school are searching for homes, but in this market of limited inventory and more buyers than sellers out there (at least in my experience), we are having a very busy "start" to the "fall season".

Never before has there been a time when so many people were relocating into Texas (specifically, North Texas). With the acclaim (when people are buying in areas thinking of possible resale opportunities) of the Dallas Cowboys home moving as well as the new Toyota headquarters, and there having to be somewhere for the overflow to move to, but still take advantage of the growth of the area(s), I don't think you'll have to worry about not being able to sell your home any time soon. ;-) Now is still a great time to list / sell. Most agents would tell you that you can sell your home at any time of the year, but there are two months you may want to avoid--December and January (with the holidays, shopping events...most people are focused on other things than buying a home).

Feel free to contact me if I can be of any assistance!

-Amy S. Arey, Realtor
Halo Group Realty, LLC
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LystHouse, Agent, Dallas, TX
Tue Oct 27, 2015
There are a few different times of year where the market picks up. Its mostly centered around times of the year that people have off. First is the obvious April - August, but another forgotten time are the months of December - January. Kids are off school, and activity picks back up. People also like moving into a new house for the new year. Another reason is people try to get in the Tax benefit for the prior year by moving in before year end.

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Twist18x, Home Buyer, Plano, TX
Wed Oct 21, 2015
Should I be bothered if my own listing agent has not visited the home since listing? Just seems odd.
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John Hamidi, Agent, Frisco, TX
Wed May 1, 2013


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Michael Brow…, Agent, Allen, TX
Thu Apr 25, 2013
I agree with Lynn, April-August are prime times to sell a home; however, that window is expanding based on the many buyers out looking for homes with a still rather low inventory. The bottom line is that right now is a perfect time to sell, so my advice is select an agent that under-promises and over-delivers and put your home on the market.

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Michael L. Brownstead, GRI, ABR
Keller Williams Realty
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Allen, TX 75013
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Lori Rea, Agent, Allen, TX
Wed Apr 17, 2013
Now is a great time. Homes in certain price points are not staying on the market. What are the details of your home.

Lori Rea
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Don Groff, Agent, Austin, TX
Sun Jan 8, 2012
Your homes condition, amenities and location will play a far greater role in what it ultimately sells for. Homes are always selling. Sure more homes sell in the spring and summer than in the fall and winter but that does not effect prices to any real degree. Sell when you are ready and make sure your home compares favorably to the competition. Understand the competition and make sure your home shows its absolute best and you will get top dollar in any market.

Best of luck to you.

Don Groff
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Keller Williams Realty | 360 Lending Group
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Sherry Ellis, Agent, Frisco, TX
Thu Jan 5, 2012
Having lived in Plano for many years and worked the Metroplex for many years I would say that depending where you live in Plano and how your home shows makes all the difference in the world. I usually spend several days with my clients staging their homes so that they show in "model" condition. Putting your home above the others in the market place is very important. January is a slow month but with that said our inventory can be low so in many cases it can be a good month. I would recommend you start getting your home ready and list the beginnning to middle of February. Give me a call and I will give you a free consultation and market analysis so that you know up front what your home is worth and what will be necessary to get it sold. My web site is and my # is 469-450-8884.
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Bruce Lynn, Agent, Coppell, TX
Wed Jan 4, 2012
I think you should sell when it is the right time for you.
Sure there is typically an uptick in the traditional selling months April-June, but there are also more homes on the market and therefore more competition usually.
There are people buying and selling all year. This year for example November and December were strong months. That's not what people traditionally think.
To me...waiting to time the market doesn't always help.....and in fact might just cost you money.
If you're thinking of selling this year, I would list NOW.

You can get some stats from the website below. Looks like in your zip code over the past year, the best time to close was in July-August. We'd be happy to sit down and work through various scenarios with you.
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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Wed Jan 4, 2012
Thank you for marking my answer as The Best Answer.
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Chris Spear, Agent, McKinney, TX
Wed Jan 4, 2012
The answer to that question really depends on when you would like to be out of your home. That usually is answered by why and where you will be moving next. A true real estate consultant can provide you with a plan to sell your home within 30 days virtually anytime of the year. I develop those plans only after asking insightful and probing questions to find out exactly what you really want and need.

I will be available tomorrow morning 10 - 11:30 or 3 - 5 PM for your call.

Happy New Year,
Chris Spear
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Michael Brow…, Agent, Allen, TX
Wed Jan 4, 2012
Sir or Ma'am,

As an agent who focuses on real estate sales primarily in the Plano, McKinney, Frisco and Allen areas, the market has showed me that anytime is a great time to place a home on the market; however, a home, in my opinion, must meet certain criteria in order to increase the chances of it being sold within a reasonable amount of time.

Additionally, according to the North Texas Real Estate Information System, the average days on the market for a home priced bewtween $201,000 to $300,000 for the month of November 2011 was 70 days; however, this pertains to the homes that met certain criteria in my opinion.

Although we have been through some economic challenges the last few years, the DFW area has a great job market, and with all the major corportations we have here, folks are always moving into and out of the area and homes that meet certain criteria have a better chance of selling at a relatively fast pace because they are in demand. No one wants to pay for a home that is overpriced!

You may be wondering right now what "certain criteria" I'm talking about and I would be more that happy to answer your question, so please CALL ME RIGHT NOW at 214-872-0400!


Michael L. Brownstead, GRI
Ebby Halliday Realtors®
8920 Coit Rd., Ste. 100
Plano, TX 75025
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Bill Eckler, Agent, Venice, FL
Wed Jan 4, 2012

You can pretty much rule out legal holidays and weekends but homes will sell during all other times of the year. There may be slower times but as a seller it would be a huge mistake to restrict your sales window by predicting a premium time. Sales are driven by buyer needs...and they may not have any restrictions...

Good luck,

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Amanda Mack, Agent, Watauga, TX
Wed Jan 4, 2012
I completely agree with everyone. If you are serious about selling now is the time to put your house on the market! I liked one recently in Plano and it is being shown several times a day. The buyers are out there, they just need the homes to buy.

I would be happy to help you sell if your home is you would like.

Amanda Mack
Coldwell Banker
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Brad & Kelly…, Agent, Dallas, TX
Wed Jan 4, 2012
Now is a great time to get your home on the market. We have seen a large increase in the number of buyers hitting our website already this week and as Amy stated, pending sales are up.

Contact us if we can be of assistance,

Brad & Kelly Moon
Keller Williams Realtors
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Susie Kay, Agent, Dallas, TX
Wed Jan 4, 2012
There is no best or worst time to sell properties in Plano. Like others have mentioned the average homes in Plano sold in about 90 days. However, having said that the home has to be priced right and shows well for it to sell. I'd be more than happy to help you sell your home, please call me at 469-371-2899. On average my listings sold in 45 days and I help stage the property.

Susie Kay, GRI, CHMS, SFR
Residential/Commercial/Investment/Property Management
United Real Estate
III Lincoln Centre, 5430 LBJ Freeway #280
Dallas, TX 78240

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Amy Downs, Agent, Dallas, TX
Wed Jan 4, 2012
Now! Pending sales are up 7.3%, highest since April of 2010. Buyer calls are coming in like crazy from signs, flyers and online marketing. This is going to be a great year for real estate.

Amy Downs, Realtor
Keller Williams Realty
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Tommy Apligi…, , Plano, TX
Wed Jan 4, 2012
Sure, anytime it'll sell if it's in the right condition and priced right. But I've found the BEST time is right after tax season through the end of summer. There is a definite correlation between selling a home and school schedule.
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Robbin Smith, Agent, Dallas, TX
Wed Jan 4, 2012
Plano and most of Collin County are quite active year round. There are great reasons to list your home in the typically slower selling months because there is less competition and, when priced right, and in the right condition, you will sell quickly. In fact, the average selling time is around 60-90 days in Plano and during 2011, I had many homes sell in under 45 days. Call me, I'm happy to help you.
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Cookie Mee, , Plano, TX
Wed Jan 4, 2012
Most anytime, especially if your house is prepared for the market. I work with seller's to ready there house for the market place, have lots of tips that seem to work.
Good luck and let me know if I can assist you.
Karyl "Cookie" Mee
"Selling Homes Just Like Yours"
Virginia Cook Realtors
469 585 6086
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Suzanne Mitc…, Agent, Frisco, TX
Wed Jan 4, 2012
Anytime! There are always buyers. Please let me know if I can help in any way.
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