Summer may not seem like the ideal time to sell your home: The weather is nice, vacations are planned, and school is out, leaving many of us lacking the motivation and time to sell. However, there are plenty of good reasons to sell in the summer, including the likelihood of earning more for your home. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons you should sell your home this summer.
- Your Home Looks its Best
Summertime is the most beautiful time of year. It’s prettier outside, the sun is shining, and the neighborhood is in full bloom. Spring cleaning is done and gardens are perfectly manicured, leaving all the neighboring properties looking at their best. Chances are that your house is more aesthetically pleasing in the summer months as well. This gives you a huge advantage when it comes to your homes curb appeal. The same as any purchase, homebuyers’ shop with their eyes. When your home is looking its best, surrounded by the lush warm vail of summer, it is sure to get more attention and command top dollar.
- Your Home Will Close Quicker
Summer comes with the pressure of a time limit, especially for families. It never feels like you have enough time before fall comes creeping in, hailing the start of the holiday season. This means buyers will want to close on a sale as quickly as possible. Families want to close and be settled in their new home well before the kids go back to school. Plus, most buyers want to get moving off their plate well before the onset of the holidays. If you live in an area with winter weather, then the pressure to move quickly becomes even greater, since no one wants to be stuck between homes or moving once the cold fall and winter months have arrived. This is why buyers will do everything in their power to ensure a smooth and speedy close.
- Home Prices Are Higher
Contrary to what you may think, the summer real estate market has become synonymous with competition. As we know, competition can drive up demand, which in turn drives up prices. In springtime, most homes in the neighborhood will have just sold at their peak value, making your home by comparison more valuable as well. Buyers will be willing to make higher offers in order to secure the property they want and be in by the fall, while sellers are forced to compete with each other to seal the deal and earn the buyer’s business. This is great news for anyone who is prepared to sell their home in the summer because it provides you with the maximum amount of leverage when it comes to price.
- Waiting Could Be Financially Damaging
Most industry professionals are indicating that this could be the year to sell no matter what the season. Right now, it is still a seller’s market – new buyers are entering the market and interest rates are still low. Even though summer is not high season for home sales, if you wait, you could lose money. Current economic pressures and past trends are causing fears that the housing market will take a downturn by 2020. Markets typically follow 10-year trends, meaning we are a couple of years overdue for a dip in the market. Selling your home this summer could be your last chance to maximize your profit for years to come.
If it looks like you want to get out of your home quickly, and summer time is the right time for you, then we might have the solution for you. We are Gulf State Homebuyers and we can buy your home at a competitive price for all cash. Our process is simple, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy all the fun that summertime brings. We conduct a quick, easy, and free appraisal of your home in as-is condition and make you an all cash offer that very same day. Our offers are extremely competitive especially when you consider all the costs associated with selling your home on the open market. If you like the offer, we can close in as little as 5 days or work around whatever moving date you choose – it’s that simple. So contact us today to get started with your free, no obligation appraisal and be settled into the new home of your dreams before the leaves begin to turn!