Before you start searching for your next dream home, you’ll need to figure out when is the best time to sell your old house.
The wrong time to sell
This likely won’t come as a big surprise: you should avoid selling your home during the winter holiday season. Tensions run high during the holidays and budgets run low. The result? No one’s really itching to buy, and offers that do come in are often low. So as a general rule of thumb, avoid the months of December and January when selling a home.
The best season for selling
Conventional wisdom dictates that spring is the best time to sell a home. In spring, the holidays have past, the new school year is still a while away, and gardens and other outdoor spaces tend to look their best. And while spring is the season that sees the largest amount of buyers, it’s also the season when inventories are highest. This means lots of competition, so if you’re going to sell in spring, you really need to get your property to stand out with effective marketing and staging. In the Lowcountry early spring is best. March and April are great months to list your Charleston home.
Kate provides free staging for your house and best quality professional photography that will make your listing SHINE. Targeted online and social media marketing as well as old fashioned postcards help draw more eyeballs to your house. Kate is an expert in Facebook and Zillow advertising so contact her with any questions on how to sell your house fast.
The best day for selling
According to research, Thursday is the best day of the week to list your home for sale. Only the best agents are taking advantage of this simple fact.
By listing your home for sale on a Thursday, you can make it available immediately for weekend showings. Come Saturday – the busiest day for real estate – your home will have only been on sale for two days, which is great for attracting full-price offers. In general, the shorter amount of time your home remains on the market, the higher the offer you’ll receive.
If you list with Kate at Healthy Realty, she will put your listing in the MLS on a Thursday and host an OPEN HOUSE that very Saturday to take advantage of the excitement for the NEW LISTING on the market.
Even before the listing, Kate will start marketing your property as Coming Soon or a pocket listing lining up buyers while you are cleaning up house to get it ready to list. Click here for tips on getting your house ready for showings.