5 Reasons Spring Is The Best Time To Sell Your Home

Selling a home in the spring is often the best for most homeowners.  The time of year isn’t just blooming with flowers but also buyers!

Starting in March and going through June, the real estate market is in full force throughout the Knoxville metro area. Just about anyone who is looking for a home ventures off of Zillow and begins hitting the open house trail.

If you’re thinking of selling your home this year, here are five reasons you should consider listing NOW!

1. More Convenient for Buyers

You hear about “location, location, location” when it comes to real estate. But “timing, timing, timing” should be up there as well.  Spring is much better time of year for most buyers to start to focus on moving. It’s that simple.

Many people put off house hunting during the bustle of the holidays. Who wants to pack over Christmas? After buyers have a chance to catch their breath, they have more mental space to dedicate to home searches and pre approvals.

Alternatively, buyers find summer a great time to begin settling into their new home for a myriad of reasons. Some want to get their kids settled into a new school system before the start of the academic year. Others find it easier to take time off of work to move. Or maybe they have summer travel plans they don’t want to have to work around.

Because of all of this, more buyers are out there looking at homes in the spring. And more buyers mean more opportunities for you to sell your home in a timely manner with the terms that work for you!

2. Longer Days

We spring forward in March and the days get longer – but in a good way. More sunlight and more time for buyers to go out and about looking at homes.

Buyers tend to hibernate during the winter months (don’t we all) and prep themselves for these warmer days to look at homes. You’ve got a whole pool of potential buyers who’ve done their homework, got their financing set, and will use these longer days wisely each weekend.

Plus house hunting in warm but not too hot weather is just much more fun and productive than other times of the year.  Better moods, higher energy, and dreams of a fresh start.

3. Better Curb Appeal

You have to admit that your home looks its best in the spring, right? If you have a yard with flowers, azalea bushes, dogwood trees, and green grass … why wouldn’t a buyer fall in love with it!

That’s why sellers take advantage of this “free” bonus of better curb appeal in the spring. You always want to highlight your home’s best features and draw in buyers who can imagine themselves living there. Your patio, deck, porch, balcony, or yard can look so inviting right now than at other times of the year.

4. Higher Prices and Better Comps

More buyers means more competition from other buyers … which means more chances for bidding wars and, ultimately, a higher sales price for you.

And springtime is when these bidding wars tend to happen more than any other seasons. Yes, inventory increases as well, but Knoxville still cannot keep up with buyer demand right now.

Since prices tend to be higher and more sales occur during the spring, your agent will have access to more comparable sales that are reflective of the current market. This means more accurate pricing and less stressful appraisals.

5. Easier to Move Up to New Home

Even though you’re focused on selling your home, you’re probably also planning on moving to a new home. 

All the reasons about being more convenient for buyers, longer days, and even higher prices translate to your own experience as a buyer as well. Buying and selling can be stressful and chaotic and you want to do it right in the shortest amount of time, if possible.

Springtime offers you the chance to sell your home quickly for a higher price, which can help you purchase your next home. Plus, the timing is more flexible for many families who are juggling buying and selling at the same time.

If you or anyone you know is thinking about selling this year, I’d love to help. 

Email me at melissa@melissazittrealtor.com to let me know and we can talk about how your timing compares to the benefits of the spring market and figure out what’s best, where you’ll go next and how to buy and sell at the same time so you don’t end up with two homes or no homes! 

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