Making a big decision is never easy, especially when you’re aware it will affect your entire life. How should you know if it’s the right time for you to sell your property, the place where you most likely spent many years and is filled with memories? This is always a serious step and it’s best to have someone you can trust guiding you throughout the process. Our team is eager to support you during your journey - from the beginning to closing. Here’s a short guide we’ve prepared to help you decide if you’re ready for the big step.
When is the perfect time of year to sell your home?
Most advice you’ll hear about selling will be different. Some say to shy away from wintertime while others believe this is the perfect time with fewer homes on the market. Others will say that Spring is the peak season; however, typically home inventory will be at a maximum during this period allowing for buyers to have more options. The truth is, there is no right or wrong time because it depends on when you are ready to sell and given our current home sales climate with properties only staying active on the market sometimes for only hours, the perfect time is anytime!
Does the day of the week matter?
Actually, it might. According to a couple of different studies, homes that were listed on Thursday or Friday have been found to sell in the shortest length of time for slightly higher prices than any other homes.
It’s possible that the timing of the weekend is what’s honing Thursday’s and Friday’s edge over the other days of the week. Buyers are more likely to have time to schedule home tours or attend open houses over the weekend, and there are likely to be more of those buyers looking at each house (and therefore more chances of getting an offer, or maybe even multiple offers).
Timing isn’t everything
Even if you think you’ve nailed the absolute best time to sell your home and you’ve done all you can repair-wise to maximize your chances, there’s one big mistake that could shoot all your efforts right in the foot: Pricing your home incorrectly when you first list it.
Some sellers don’t think this is the huge deal that it really (really!) is. Serious buyers sign up to property watch lists and get an alert as soon as a home is listed on the MLS. Most of the buyers who could buy your home are going to see its listing within the first 48 hours of that listing being “live.”
So you get one big chance to make your home’s big debut in front of its buyers. And if you set the price too high (or too low, for that matter), you’ve blown it.
Let's talk about preparation
You've found your perfect agent (hopefully us!), you've decided on a marketing plan and price, but is your home really ready? The preparation of your home is vital - and by vital we mean absolutely necessary. With our team of client services staff and home stagers, we're here to make sure you home is in tip-top shape and ready for the most discerning buyers.
Matlock Realty Group
600 Boulevard South SW, Huntsville, AL76 N Main Street, Arab, AL