Seller Resources

<p>Times are changing and you&rsquo;re thinking about moving the family into a new home. But before you start searching for your next dream home, you&rsquo;ll need to figure out when you&rsquo;re going to sell your existing home. The decision is a complex one, especially considering the unpredictable economic environment you&rsquo;re living in. And while there&rsquo;s no magic formula for determining the best time to sell a home, there are several factors you should consider.<br /><br /><strong>The wrong time to sell</strong><br />This likely won&rsquo;t come as a big surprise: you should avoid selling your home during the winter holiday season. Tensions run high during the holidays and budgets run low. The result? No one&rsquo;s really itching to buy, and offers that do come in are often low. So as a general rule of thumb, avoid the months of December and January when selling a home.<br /><br /><strong>The best season for selling</strong><br />Conventional wisdom dictates that spring is the best time to sell a home. In spring, the holidays have past, the new school year is still a while away, and gardens and other outdoor spaces tend to look their best. And while spring is the season that sees the largest amount of buyers, it&rsquo;s also the season when inventories are highest. This means lots of competition, so if you&rsquo;re going to sell in spring, you really need to get your property to stand out with effective marketing and staging.<br /><br /><strong>The best day for selling</strong><br />According to research, Thursday is the best day of the week to list your home for sale. By listing your home for sale on a Thursday, you can make it available immediately for weekend showings. Come Saturday &ndash; the busiest day for real estate &ndash; your home will have only been on sale for two days, which is great for attracting full-price offers. In general, the shorter amount of time your home remains on the market, the higher the offer you&rsquo;ll receive.<br /></p>