by Dave Koszegi
on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 at 10:00am.
Spring has JUST about sprung here in the Alberni Valley... who's ready? We can only speak for ourselves, but we're certainly thrilled to think that longer days, tulips, sunshine, and even those fresh spring showers are just around the corner!
Although spring is just on our back doorstep, our local Real Estate market has already taken the plunge into spring - surely you might have noticed more FOR SALE signs popping up around the neighbourhood, or you may have even had conversations with your loved ones about buying or selling this year. Our phones and inboxes have seen an influx of inquiries come in from homeowners who are wanting to make a move in 2019.
Their first question? Is often, "is now a good time to sell?" Although the answer will vary depending on the individual and their needs, there are many reasons why spring tends to be the prime selling season.
Advantages to Selling Your Home in Spring
Improved Curb Appeal
Simply put, a home that looks better is often going to sell faster and for more money - and homes surely look at their best in spring! Warmer climes allow sellers to best prepare the interior AND exterior of their homes to WOW prospective buyers, and sellers can tidy up their walkways, tend to their landscaping, and sometimes can even apply a fresh coat of paint on their front door. Every neighbourhood looks their best when the sun is shining and the roads are clear of winter’s grime. Remember - first impressions are everything!
More Buyers - Sellers Can Be Picky!
The increase of buyers searching for their dream home will typically allow sellers the luxury of having more leeway on specifics - like price and even conditions. Depending on the market, more competition can even spell out a bidding war - an ideal scenario for any seller!
Make Your Move Before School Starts in September
Ideally, families want to make a move when there will be as little disruption as possible to school schedules and routines. When you buy and sell before the end of Spring, typically this allows you to make your move well before the next school year begins. Although moving is never easy, we can surely make it as stress-free as possible - and you can begin the 2019 school year in your dream home!
A Few Tips for Your Spring Home Sale
Regardless of when you choose to sell your home, it’s important that you choose an experienced agent or a team of Real Estate professionals whom you trust. Furthermore, a property MUST be priced properly in order to sell in a timely manner! An improperly priced home can sit on the market for far too long, which can cause the local market to lose interest (and associated value!).
If you’re curious about your home’s value in today’s market, we can provide you with a free home evaluation.
And one more thing… studies have shown that home staging helps homes sell up to 80% percent faster than non-staged homes. Staging doesn’t have to be expensive, and it doesn’t have to be complicated - we are happy to give you some proven tips to help you prepare and present your home in the most attractive way for potential buyers. It could help result in a faster home sale while putting more money in your pocket, too! When you’re ready to make a move, we’d love to be of service to you!
If you have some questions or want to know how you can get started, just get in touch today.