Buying Selling

When is the Best Time to Sell Your Home?

fall-leaves by ronpbeatty

I read a blog today that seems to defy the thought that Fall is not a great time to list your home for sale. Conventional wisdom says that once a new school year starts, the sale of single family homes slows significantly. Students are settled into school, parents into their work schedules, and holidays are right around the corner. As such, most sellers wait until Spring to list their homes for sale.

Since the time a house sits on the market affects its sale, timing the market right is extremely important and is probably second only to price. The fact that inventories decrease in the Fall and Winter, is one of the reasons the KCM blog recommends listing your home now. It also suggests that buyers are more serious now and, that with interest rates at historic lows, more motivated.

What do you think? Would you be more likely to sell or buy in the Fall or late Spring/early Summer?