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Friday, January 12, 2018

When Is the Best Time to Sell Your Athens Home?

When is the best time of year to sell your home? There is no exact right or wrong answer, but if you plan on selling this spring, I recommend doing so sooner rather than later.  
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What are the best months of the year to sell real estate in Athens? I get this question from people who are wondering if they should list their house in the spring, early in the year, or at the end of the year. There is no clear right or wrong answer. More homes sell in the spring and fewer homes sell in the fall, but typically there are more homes for sale in the spring and fewer homes for sale in the fall. Since there are fewer homes for sale in the fall, there is less competition for sellers. In the spring, there may be more sales, but there is also more competition for sellers.

I recommend getting your home on the market before the big spring rush.
It really doesn’t matter that much. If you look at our real estate market, it does look like a bell curve. When you start in January, the market starts to go up, peaks around June, and then starts to slow back down. Things do slow down over the holidays. Now that school has started back up again, things will pick up and the market will get even busier in the spring. If you are thinking of selling your home in the spring, I don’t think you should wait until the grass is green and flowers are blooming. That’s when everyone else will rush onto the market. Instead, get on the market a little earlier. Buyers are out looking now and will continue looking in the spring. But you could sell your house now before you have to deal with all that spring competition. If you have any questions about the market in your specific neighborhood, just give me a call or send me an email. I would be happy to help you!