Selling your home, buying a new one and moving is a daunting task. But there are measures you can take to minimize the stress and hassle. One of these is to sell your home during the Spring season. There are many reasons to coincide your home selling at this time.
Coincides With The School Year
If you have kids than moving during summer break is crucial. That is why you should list your home during Spring and start house hunting so that everything can align at the end of May, when school lets out. This way your kids can start at their new school at the beginning of the school year. Transitions are hard but this can make the change a little smoother.
It’s the Busiest Season
Spring is when the most buying and selling happens in a given market. This means there are more eyes out looking for homes. The more traffic and interest there is in your home, the more money you can ultimately make in the sell. This is true especially considering that people are trying to beat the summer rush when everyone is trying to move. Get ahead of the rush so that you don’t have to worry while everyone else is scrambling. Winter is when people are least likely to buy so when Spring hits there are tons of people ready to pounce on the dream home, which could be your house.
It’s Nice Outside
Bad weather can make house shopping and moving so much worse. Moving during the Summer with the heat and during the Winter with freezing temperatures makes an unfun situation even less fun. It can also prolong the move. It’s so much better to show your house on a nice sunny day. It makes your house look better to potential buyers versus showing it in the Winter when all your plants and grass are dead.
Maintenance Is Easier
Maybe in order to sell your home, you need to make some cosmetic updates to the exterior of the home. It’s much easier to paint the front door or plant some new bushes on a nice sunny day. Spring is also a better time for contractors to get work done on the house. If you need a new roof, it will cost you less in labor expenses, if you have the contractors do it during a nice week because they can finish the work faster.
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