Spring has long been known as one of the best times to buy and sell your home. Something about the warm weather, blue skies, and summer around the corner gets people in the mood to make a move!
Besides the optimal weather, there are plenty of other reasons why spring is such a great time to move. With summer coming up, closing dates fall right before a convenient lull. Kids are out of school for a few months, jobs typically slow down a little, and there are no major holidays on the horizon.
While location is important when buying a home, timing is right up there, as well. Whether you’re buying or selling, moving during the spring season is one of the best windows you’ll have all year round.
One of the most important parts of a successful home sale? Impressing the buyers with your home staging from the minute they see your property. Luckily, spring is one of the best times to show off all that your house has to offer—and make it more desirable for buyers.
Have a front yard or porch? Put out some fresh flowers, potted plants, and seasonal lawn decor, and make sure that your lawn is freshly mowed. Want to boost moods and make your space look bigger? Throw open the curtains and let in all of that natural lighting. Looking for a neutral way to decorate? Bring in a few of the flowers from outside for fresh scents and a pop of color!
More Buyers…& More Options
It’s not just buyers that are more active in the spring—sellers are also putting their homes up at a higher volume. For buyers, that means plenty of options to choose and showings to schedule.
In the sellers’ case, it’s true that there’ll be more listings than usual, so you’ll want to be sure that your home is priced competitively. But even though the market is a little busier than usual, you can still anticipate more buyers than sellers, especially since more young people are entering the market this year! That works in your favor, since more buyers means more offers—and potentially a bidding war.
Increased Closings in a Competitive Market
When it comes to snags in buying and selling, the closing process is notorious for causing problems. Whether it’s buyers having mortgage holdups, sellers fixing issues after the inspection, or delays with the title transfer, closings can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months.
But when you’re buying and selling in the spring, people are more prepared. After all, it’s a competitive time, so people know they need to have their ducks in a row, or else they might miss out on buying their dream home or selling at a top price. Plus, many people are on a timeline to make a move, so they’re aware of every little roadblock that could hold them up.
Ready to Start Your Main Line Real Estate Journey?
Whether you’re looking to buy your new home or sell your old one, the spring season is one of the best times to jump into the real estate market. If you have any questions about Main Line real estate, the area in general, or are ready to get started, just give me, Tammy Harrison, a call!