Spring is almost always one of the best times to sell a home. And this spring in particular, with the supply of available homes at record lows and prices at record highs in many markets, it’s an even better time to be a seller.
There are a variety of reasons why spring is ideal for selling, from the warmer weather allowing people to emerge after a cold winter to buyers finally getting over the holidays, or simply due to longer days that give people more time to get out and see houses in the light of day. Whatever the reason, there’s little doubt that the housing market tends to heat up as the weather gets warmer.
Here are the top 5 reasons to sell your home in the spring
- MORE BUYERS IN THE MARKET
The winter market can be tough in Minnesota and Wisconsin, since cold weather can discourage buyers from getting out and looking. Once spring rolls around, there’s often a lot of pent-up demand from buyers who have been waiting all winter to get moving. More buyers means more activity online, and more eyeballs seeing your listing on their screens, too.
- YOU COULD GET BETTER OFFERS
Couple the influx of spring buyers with the fact that not many houses are available right now, and you have a recipe for a bidding war. A lot of houses are seeing multiple offers at the moment, which means springtime sellers can often stay firm on their price and possibly even get more than the asking price. In other seasons, when there are fewer buyers, the likelihood of such a bidding war decreases.
- ENJOY THE SUMMER
Selling a home can be stressful. If you get your home sold in the spring, you can look forward to a comparatively stress-free summer. You’ll also be able to get moved in to your new place without worrying about managing your old house, too.
- TAKE ADVANTAGE OF TIMING
Sometimes, in summer, many buyers are in a rush because they want to get situated before the school year starts or for other reasons. And in winter, buyers often want to move as fast possible to “get it over with” because the weather is so cold. In contrast, selling in spring gives you access to a big pool of potential buyers without so much buyer pressure for a quick sale (although you yourself may want to sell quickly, and that is certainly a possibility in today’s market!).
- IT’S EASIER TO MAKE THE HOME LOOK GREAT
The winter landscape in Minnesota and Wisconsin may look great on a postcard, but all that snow tends to make it harder to show off the way your house and surrounding property really look. In the spring, though, you have the chance to up your home’s curb appeal and maybe even get photos with green grass and leaves on the trees. You can also clean the exterior of the house, clean the walkways and just in general make things look better in spring compared to winter.
Our Realtors are here to get your home sold!
With excellent Realtors in the Twin Cities and Duluth, we’re always ready to help you get the most out of your home sale this spring. We’ll advise you on everything involved in making a successful sale, plus we can help you find that special new place to buy! To get started, you can contact us online or find a Realtor and reach out directly to them! Happy selling!