Once you make the initial decision to sell your home, your first question might be, “When should I list my home?” There are several factors that determine the best time to sell your home, especially if you’re looking to get top dollar. In this installment of Ask the Experts, Mary Mooney and Julio Acosta briefly discuss how to determine the best time to sell your home and how Lewith & Freeman can help.
The best approach to selling your home in an active market is to first speak to your real estate agent. When working with a Lewith & Freeman agent, he or she will first prepare a comprehensive market analysis. This information is essential in determining your listing price and when your home should sell at its highest value.
When creating a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA), your agent will look at similar properties in the area that have recently sold. By looking at these properties and adjusting for home features as necessary, your agent will have an estimated value for your property. A thorough CMA may also include similar properties in the area that are currently listed for sale.
Now, for example, is a great time to be a seller! At Lewith & Freeman, our agents are selling homes in record time and at strong prices. While we sometimes like to think that certain months are better for buying and selling, that’s not always the case. No matter the season, our agents are bringing buyers and sellers together
While you may not be able to wait for a better time to sell your home, working with an experienced agent will help ensure you still get the best possible price. You can also find all of our tips for sellers here, including advice on preparing for an open house, staging the kitchen, and even how to eliminate pet odors from your home before you try to sell.
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