Get Ready: The Best Time To List Your House Is Almost Here
The optimum week to market your house is quickly coming, so if you're thinking of selling this spring, it's time to get moving.
Realtor.com experts identified the best week to list a home this year based on seasonal trends from the previous years (excluding 2020 as an outlier due to the start of the pandemic):
“Home sellers on the fence waiting for that perfect moment to sell should start preparations, because the best time to list a home in 2023 is approaching quickly. The week of April 16-22 is expected to have the ideal balance of housing market conditions that favor home sellers, more so than any other week in the year.”
This is your chance to sell if you have been waiting for the right time to do so. However keep in mind that your home needs to be prepared before you list it for sale. You must act swiftly if you haven't already begun that procedure. You should keep the following in mind.
Work with an Agent To Determine Which Updates To Make
Prioritize the updates you'll make first. More than 1,200 recent or prospective home sellers were questioned by realtor.com in February about the improvements they made to their homes before listing them (see graph below):
As you can see, painting and landscaping were among the most popular responses. Choose the projects that make the most sense for your objectives and the neighborhood market by working with a dependable real estate agent.
If Possible, Plan To Have Your House Staged
After you've completed any necessary improvements and repairs to your home, think about staging it. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that 82% of buyer's agents believe arranging a home helps a buyer see it as their future home. Also, nearly 50 percent of buyer's agents claimed that house staging had an impact on how most purchasers perceived the property as a whole. Houses that have been staged frequently sell more quickly and for a greater price because they make it easier for potential buyers to envision their new lives in the home.
This spring, are you prepared to sell? Let's talk to determine your future actions. Making a list of the things you believe your home needs to do to prepare can be a good place to start. Then, we can work together to prioritize your list and move forward together.