‘Tis the season for family gatherings, snuggles by the Christmas tree, tasty homemade cookies, and…selling your Brevard County home? Perhaps you have heard that selling a home during the last quarter of the year isn’t the smartest idea. While it is true that most home sales occur during the first half of the year, this does not mean that you will be left high and dry if you need to sell later in the year. In fact, according to financial expert Dave Ramsey, the holiday season is an advantageous time of year to list your Viera, FL home. A Mother’s Touch Movers, Melbourne’s premier residential and commercial moving company, knows that no matter the reasons behind selling your home, it can be a stressful time. We want to see your home sell just as quickly as you do and this is why we are dedicating this post to the topic. Let’s dive a little deeper.
Traditionally, spring and summer are the busiest times for home sales. The thought behind this is longer daylight hours add more curb appeal. Think about it for a moment, lots of sunshine gives potential buyers an easier viewing window. They aren’t subject to the dark and can see your home more easily. Also, many families wait until the school season is out to put their homes on the market. Many people assume that this means that the only time they should list is this portion of the year. However, there is faulty thinking when it comes to this notion. First of all, every market is different. In colder climates subject to snow and ice, this makes sense. However, Brevard County is sunny almost year-round so the idea that curb appeal is out the window is false. Our yards and foliage have the opportunity to shine all year long. We also have a high snowbird population creating an influx of potential buyers during the later portion of the year as well.
Another bonus to listing during the supposed “off-season” is that you will most likely encounter motivated buyers. Those needing to purchase a home later in the year are oftentimes more serious about the process and because of limited choices, you could see your home sell at a rapid pace, assuming the list price is on-point and your home is in good condition. Also, as many homes are decked out in holiday gear, buyers can visualize themselves living in the space. Your holiday decorations can work for you when it comes to selling your home. Again, you will experience motivated buyers during this season so don’t assume you need to wait until the springtime to list.
The decision to list your home and determining the best time to do so can be challenging. Many times, those who decide to sell during the latter part of the year are doing so because of a life change that necessitates an immediate move. If this is your situation, don’t fret. Do your homework and work alongside a Realtor that knows the market well. List your home at a reasonable price and then relax, and when the time comes to move be sure to contact us.