There is always a natural slow-down in real estate in the winter, but recently we came across an article in The Washington Post that confirmed what we already knew from the smart Realtors we work with.
“Seasonally more homes sell in spring and early summer than fall and winter. Roughly 21 percent of sales occur from January thru March (the lowest quarter) and 35 percent between May and July (the busiest three months). However, don’t let the numbers lead you to believe spring/summer is the best time to sell. It’s just the time more people do. There is actually no bad time to sell. Home sales take place every day, 12 months of the year.”
If you are a psychic, then maybe you can wait out the winter, knowing spring flowers will bring a sale. But, if you don’t have the ability to see the future and you’re ready to sell, why wait? Maybe the absolute perfect buyer for your home just got a job transfer and it happens to be December. Maybe interest rates for buyers are better now than they will be in the spring. Maybe your house will show better in all its holiday glory (can we help you ensure it with Staging?:) Certainly, less competition is always a good thing!
On a personal note, we sincerely thank you for supporting Staged Homes of Indy every season of the year. Happiness to you and your families, this holiday and into 2013!
Polly (The Ritz)
Kathy (Kat) and Maureen (Mosey)