Best Times to List Real Estate for Sale
There is a time for everything, and this includes listing real estate for sale in Springfield, MO. Here at Southwest Missouri Realty, our team has plenty of experience in what this means for both sellers and buyers. So when is the best time to list?
Staging Real Estate for Sale
Let’s be honest, half the battle of selling a home is in the presentation. A buyer will purchase a house that needs a little TLC, so long as it looks comfortable and livable. The best time to showcase this is Spring. During the months of Spring, all real estate for sale flourishes: lawns turn green, trees and shrubbery are full, and flowers are in bloom. Not only is this ideal for curb appeal, but it also puts the structure itself in the best possible light. Bright sunny days make it easier for homebuyers to imagining a happy life in your home.
Comfort During an Open House
Summer months might paint a pretty picture of your pool and back garden, but it can also make for an uncomfortable open house, unless you have air conditioning throughout your home. Buyers are less likely to purchase during this time, due to the high number of family vacations, and lack of childcare during the day. Once again, the best time for an open house is generally the Spring. Fall does bring the aesthetics of color-changing foliage and a cool breeze, but it doesn’t leave long for buyers to consider making a bid before winter hits. Nobody wants to move during the snowy, slushy months of winter.
Prep During the Down Season
It can be tempting to list real estate for sale during the winter months when you have less to do outside of the home, but this can lengthen the selling period. It’s better to take this time and work on any renovations or repairs that need to be done. Using the down season in the market to work on your home means that it will be ready to be listed when Spring hits.
Days of the Week
While it generally doesn’t matter what day of the week you list your real estate for sale, it can be ideal to have a property available for showing over the weekend. For this reason, we, at Southwest Missouri Realty, often suggest listing on a Thursday; this gives you the entire weekend to show the house. Most buyers will be shopping during non-working days, which makes weekends the busiest and most successful days for open houses.
If you are considering listing your real estate for sale or are looking to buy a new home, contact us at Southwest Missouri Realty today. We are always happy to speak to new and existing clients, and we work with you in all of your real estate endeavors.