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Sell Your Home During Spring for the Best Return

Spring is the season of rebirth. All across the United States, the snow melts, and the flowers bloom. Children venture outside to play baseball and soccer. People are happier in springtime. They’re glad to be out of winter’s icy grip and delighted to feel the warmth of the sun. Just as the Charleston, SC, area is getting hotter so are real estate sales.

Spring is the best time to sell your home. Sales of houses reach their peak in the April to May period and remain strong through the early summer months. People have more time to shop for houses, and they take advantage of it.

Maybe it’s because they are recovering from cabin fever, but folks are in the mood to move. Relocating is simpler in the warmer months. New home buyers don’t have to worry about snow or bitter cold temperatures snarling the proceedings.

Get Started Early

As you drive around your neighborhood, you’ll see “for sale” signs popping up like daffodils. Real estate agents love to get a jump on the season. Homes look more inviting in the spring, especially if they’re staged properly.

Over 60 percent of families move during the summer, so their children can enjoy their summer vacation at their new home before beginning the next year at a new school. Given that closing on a new house can take a few weeks, it’s important to list your home early in spring.

It’s easier to prepare your home for selling in springtime. The shrubbery isn’t overgrown, and the grass and flowers look pretty. Home shoppers envision a summer in their new home. They aren’t thinking about the next winter.

They’re imagining months of fun in the sun. They’re envisioning deck parties and barbecues. They can picture family get-togethers on Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, so they want to take their income tax refund and put it down on a new home.

First Impressions Help Sell Your Home

Even though spring is the best time to sell your home, you still have to work to sell it. You have to improve the curb appeal and stage the home the right way. People like to be able to picture themselves living in the home, so it’s best to remove any personal effects from your house, like photos on the mantle.

You want the home to be inviting from the moment your prospective buyers drive down your street and see your home for the first time. A positive first impression is critical.

Additionally, because so many people list their homes in spring, more folks are actively looking for homes. Competition for new homes can be fierce. If you list early, you’re more likely to get a good price for your property. Buyers could become worried that they might be outbid, so they’re less likely to haggle over the price.

With a little work and a little luck, you can get the best possible price for your home if you list it in the springtime. Charleston buyers are ready to hand over their down payments and move. By listing early, you give them the chance to do just that.

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