I often get asked the question "When is the best time of year to sell my home?"
The short answer = TODAY!
I know what you're thinking - "That's a typical salesman answer!"
My long answer may change your opinion! Let's break down the year by season:
Winter months in Canada are known for their brutal snow storms, poor driving conditions and shorter days. This presents opportunity for sellers! Buyers are always on the hunt for homes - and these winter conditions give buyers the excuse to spend even longer searching online for their new home. From a Seller's perspective - if a buyer requests a walkthrough of your home during a Canadian winter = THEY ARE SERIOUS! Sellers can be rest assured that a buyer looking at their home will not be wasting their time with drop ins during open house, or schedule private viewings if they are just browsing.
As the snow melts and conditions change - the majority of home owners take part in their annual spring clean up. Statistically, spring season is known for the most listings to hit the market. The amount of Buyers in the marketplace are also typically at its highest level. The key for Sellers is to maximize this opportunity and be the first to market - with their efforts of a complete spring clean up of their home paying off by showcasing their home in the most effective way. Refer to Developments Now - Spring Clean Up - blog post for tips on how to painlessly get through this process.
With the school year ending, warm weather and BBQ season upon us - Buyers typically take advantage of the season's easy moving conditions, perfect weather for open house walkthroughs, and look for the best properties entertain family and friends on warm nights. This is the perfect season for Sellers to showcase their homes' backyard, pool and landscaping! Buyers typically want to secure a home during this season before they book their last vacation before the seasons over - making this time of year perfect for Sellers to take advantage of the urgency for closing a deal.
As the leaves change colour - so do homeowners. This season is notorious for change for many reasons. Most Buyers want to secure a home prior to the new school year beginning. Some Buyers want to establish themselves in their new home before the winter season fast approaches. Others are simply in the market to do what Autumn is notorious for = CHANGE! Sellers should take note and take advantage of the opportunity the season has to offer!
What ever the time of year - opportunity awaits!
Call Daniel Passero and see how together we will LIST - SELL - and MAXIMIZE your homes potential!
RE/MAX Niagara Realty Ltd., Brokerage
261 Martindale Rd, Unit 14C
St. Catharines, Ontario