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The Best Season to Sell Your House

By Guest Author | April 22, 2013

Selling homes is a real tricky business. If you have no idea what to do, you’ve got to really do some research on how you want to market your home, what the selling price is of your home, how do you improve on that, and what additional concerns you might encounter in putting your house up for sale.


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Of course, timing is really everything as you don’t want to start paying rent or mortgage on your new home before you are able to finalize the sale or your old home. Thus, you really can’t procrastinate on such matters and you need to be able to make definite decisions on simple matters to make the sale smoother and faster. So let’s say you have the luxury of time and are looking for the best actual season to fine the best offer for your house, here are some tips you need to know and the best season to sell your house.

First, you have to find the suitable broker for you so that you could get the proper price and your property can sell faster. Ask around. Ask your neighbors. Contact your old agent, the one who sold you the house. Find someone you can trust, so that you know that you are really getting a fair deal. But before that, you have to make the necessary adjustments and improvements to your home so that it will fetch the best price and so that more customers will be interested in it. A fresh coat of paint will do wonders for a dark dingy room. Proper carpet will hide the stains on the floor. The leaks and squeaky floorboards once fixed will make your home more desirable.

A house for grabs can be easily found on the market through a proper broker but most people do this the old fashioned way and go to the neighborhood they want to live in and look at the houses being sold. Once they find a good the right house for them they look up the number of the broker and get into contact with the owners. So since most people house hunt this way, it is really best to place your house for sale signage during the summer or spring months. This is because people are ready for a fresh new start and are more accommodating to changes. School hasn’t opened yet and it is really a prime time to move into a new community, get married, get the family settled, and start with a whole new life. Spring and Summer also bring in a fresh new wave of blooming flora and fauna. Flowers are springing up everywhere and green is Nature’s favorite color. All these added flower decorations will make any house more attractive to buyers.

Autumn and Winter are not really the best times to sell your house, because it is really hard to move in the cold and to uproot everyone so near the holidays. But if this is the case you find yourself selling your home, then don’t fret, your house will still get sold but you need to be more patient and aggressive. You need to double up on your online marketing and maybe hire 2 agents to sell your home. Also, if there are still no takers, maybe you could have your home leased instead and sell it come Spring or Summer.

Selling one’s home need not be a very taxing and stressful endeavor. One can get the ultimate price out of one’s home with the right marketing, no matter what season. But you must be very aggressive about your marketing. You must be willing to do what it takes to sell your house. Anyway, the rewards are great and so worth it.


About the author: Lara Seers is a real estate agent for properties in Queensland. She presents buyers with several options and describes each property in full detail to make it easier for them to make the best choice.

  • One comment on “The Best Season to Sell Your House”

    1. Your articles are being used on a local FSBO site to encourage sellers to use your advice to sell properties on their own. What can I do to encourage the home sellers in your country to sell without brokerages or agents?
      Comfree Regina, Saskatchewan is the site. They are quoting you on that site. Not sure if they have permission to do that. But they are ruthless and probably don't care.

      Sylvia Sanderson
      Realty Executive Southern Sask

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