Football season is over, the winter is wrapping itself up and Baseball is in the near future! Check out the Springfield Cardinals Schedule!
As Realtors our season is fast approaching as well, the question is do you wait to list your home for sale or do you pull the trigger now? Here are the advantages and disadvantages of an early listing. With buyers already flooding the market your home is in demand and with the right price could sell quickly. Secondly the competition is still thin, with a dry market buyers have less to chose from and your home will stand out.
Advantages of waiting...more buyers will continue to flood the market in the Spring, and with multiple offer situations your home could gain ground on price, but keep in mind it still has to appraise.
How do you know when the right time is for you? TALK TO A REALTOR, a market analysis of your home will show you how your area is doing, we can advise you on the best time of year your home will show and what to do to get it to compete with other listings.
Lastly is competing with new construction, this can be very difficult for an older home to compete when their market is new construction but it is not impossible. The biggest advantage you will have is price. Pricing your home to compete with new construction is very important, work with your Realtor to set this price according.