While most people consider spring to be the ideal time for placing your home on the market, and actually it is, the late summer/early fall time period is also a great time for placing a “For Sale” sign on your front lawn.
And particularly in the torrid real estate market we’re currently experiencing at the Delaware and Maryland beaches, right now is the best time in years to list your home for sale.
But the hot real estate market not withstanding, we want to discuss today a few fantastic reasons for placing your home on the market in the first of the so-called “ber months,” those four months at the end of the year that all end, you guessed it, in the letters b, e and r.
And as we cruise into September 2020, these are a few reasons for placing your home on the market that you may or may not be aware of. But they’re all valid reasons that you should consider, if you’ve been thinking about selling your family home.
Let’s get started with reason number one…
Summer Vacations Have Ended
School has started again in most locales, with more kicking off any day, and that means summer days at the beach are quickly coming to an end for 2020. At least during weekdays when schools, whether in person or virtual, are in session.
A lot of people put off house hunting during the time of the year when they’re out enjoying the beach and taking vacations with their loved ones. But now that the summer season is nearly behind us, finding a new home again moves up on the priority list.
There’s typically a surge in buyers every year around this time, so it’s a great opportunity to enter the market and finally place that “For Sale” sign on your front lawn.
Christmas Season is Looming
While most of us have yet to give the holiday season a second thought, it’s something that should definitely be on your mind if you’re considering selling your home.
It takes a while to complete a real estate transaction, with contracts to be written, inspections to be performed, legal issues to be resolved and financing to be arranged. So many buyers are already thinking about Christmas and the chance to be in a new home in time for the holidays.
So listing your home in September allows that window to be realized. It’s not a guarantee, but it certainly gives the right buyer a chance to make their Christmas wish come true.
It’s Still Daylight Savings Time
Summer may be coming to an end, but September still features Daylight Savings Time and more hours in the day to be out looking at homes while the sun is still up.
This isn’t something to be disregarded, as there’s something about being out in the daylight that makes people in a better mood and more willing to be looking at homes.
Consider listing your home for sale right now, while you still have several weeks to take advantage of these increased daylight hours. You’d be surprised how much of a difference something as simple as daylight can make in the home buying process.
If you have a great backyard view that’s at least partially obstructed by trees during the summer months, this is a great time to put your home on the market so you can show off qualities of your property you may not be able to see at other times of the year.
Add in the leaves changing colors and air that’s a little crisper and less humid and you have a good recipe for success.
Show off those views and take full advantage of this fantastic time of the year to sell your family home at the Delaware and Maryland beaches.
The Weather is Still Warm
We saved this one for last because it’s one of our favorite reasons for selling your home in September. It’s “locals summer,” after all, a time that people who live in the coastal region look forward to all year.
The weather’s still warm, just about everything at the beaches is still open and people are still out and about in full force. Which means they’re probably going to be a little more likely to check out the home you’ve listed for sale.
It’s an ideal time to sell your home at the Delaware and Maryland beaches, and a time you should definitely consider if you’ve even remotely been considering entering the market.
Call the Oldfather Group today at 302-260-2000 and speak with a member of the coastal region’s top selling sales team to learn more about the advantages of selling your home during the late summer/early fall time frame.
We’d love to go into even more detail about why September is the perfect time to list your home for sale here at the Delaware and Maryland beaches.