Now or Later? Choose your poison.
There Is no doubt that each market has its peak season. Certainly the “spring market” is a great time to sell or even buy a house here in Hampton Roads. But what about this time of year?
Fall and Winter may be the perfect time and a good fit for many reasons. Such as:
This time of year for many reasons a majority of sellers are hesitant to put their house on the market. For reasons such as holiday plans, wanting to wait ‘till spring, don't want the traffic in the house during the holidays (which makes me question the motivation of the seller).
But why not consider putting your home on the market while you have less competition? It helps to know that the buyers that are out there today during this time are pretty serious. They may have been looking for a while and just haven't been able to find what they've been looking for. This is the time of year that relocation companies and large employers make moves.
Also, what a great way to put your house in the best light, by staging it for the holidays with lights and glitter and good smells, cinnamon and fall and open windows. How about finding an agent that's up to the challenge, the best ones always are. The good ones may not be as busy this time of the year because of the “wait till spring” mentality. You may get lost in the shuffle of higher inventory when the best agents are busy. That same thing applies to mortgage lenders and settlement agents. They've got less files on their desk and more time for you. These things could help lead to a quicker and better transaction. Couple that with continued low mortgage rates and you may be crazy like a fox, the wise one, who takes advantage of the environment available only at this time of the year to have the best opportunity. Get the highest value in the least amount of time.
PS We are never too busy for you. Please contact us if you or perhaps someone you know, would like to find out what the value of their home is in TODAY’s market.