April showers bring May flowers, but it also brings great real estate opportunities. If you’re looking to sell, the spring real estate market is on your side. In April, May, and June, buyers are looking to make a purchase, giving you the opportunity to sell for the best price in the shortest amount of time.
The truth is, there will always be someone looking to buy real estate, no matter the season; how well the sale goes depends on more than just the month. But with the spring’s hot real estate market, there’s really no better time.
Here’s why it really pays to sell in the spring:
1. The Curb Appeal Advantage
Selling your home in the colder months can be tough because, let’s face it, not many homes look great covered in muddy snow and salt. In the spring, nature provides the best natural curb appeal imaginable. Blooming flowers, well-fed gardens, and a freshly washed exterior provides the buyer with a fantastic first impression, and lets your home’s selling features shine.
2. Buyers Are Looking To Settle Down
With so much to do and see during the summer months, who wants to add moving on top of all that? Buyers, especially those with small children, are looking to settle down and find a house before they start their vacations or have to enrol their children in school.
3. You’ll Get A Better Price
With spring comes tax season, which also means a tax refund for many prospective buyers. So what does get a seller? Full asking price. With that extra bit of cash, buyers are willing to pay more for the house they want. Since so many people are looking to make a purchase during the spring, sellers can be a bit pickier with the offer they accept, usually entertaining multiple proposals and even bidding wars.