6 Benefits To Listing Your Home This Spring
It is a well-known fact that spring is a hot market for homeowners looking to sell. REALTORS® everywhere are preparing listings and generating interest in homes all over for spring and summer buyers who are looking to begin their hunt. If selling your home is on your to-do list this year, aiming to list between March and June is usually very beneficial for the seller; Coupled with the fact that the market conditions right now are greatly in the seller’s favour, there are also a multitude of reasons why this season is noted as one of the greatest times to list. Here is a list of six benefits to selling your home in the spring, and how you can use this information to your advantage.
Preparing Your Home
While normally this topic could account for a full article on its own, chances are that throughout the multiple lockdowns and stay at home orders, you have figured out exactly what you need to do to get your home looking its best, and have been working towards that this past year. For those of you who weren’t as prepared to pull the trigger and list, remember the key steps in preparing your home for the market: declutter; deep clean; and finally, make repairs and minor improvements. Doing this in the spring months makes it easier to not only get the interior ready without tracking in snow and salt, but as the warm weather melts the snow away, you will be able to increase your curb appeal as well!
Warm Weather Moving
Listing your home in the spring means completing your inevitable departure in the spring or summer months. Instead of tracking snow and slush through your home and bundling up for freezing temperatures, moving day can feel much more comfortable, and much less messy.
One of the many reasons buyers look to secure a home in the busy spring season is because closing day can allow for an uninterrupted school year. Selling your home in the spring months can minimize the potential for uprooting your family mid-school year, and instead allow children for a summer to settle down and make some friends before entering into a new school.
Refunds for Repairs
The spring market is coming off of the tails of tax season, which in some cases could mean an unexpected lump sum of cash. Many people who are listing their homes in the spring choose to use their returns to make any improvements, touch ups or renovations on the home before putting it up for sale. Improvements like this ensure that your home has the added sparkle it needs to stand out on the market, and add some interest to your property among buyers.
Climate is Right
As spring brings in warmer temperatures, flowers begin to bloom, the sky shines blue, and the sun beams brighter. This good weather acts as a catalyst for the Real Estate markets to return to a booming season filled with buyers and sellers looking to make moves in their lives. Intrigue is heightened once the snow melts away, and buyers feel tempted to embrace the good weather by shopping around for their new homes.
The Time Is Right
Lastly, it is important to note how motivated buyers are to snatch up homes right now. This last year Real Estate in Ottawa has been busy with buyers looking to take advantage of low interest rates, but have been roadblocked by an inventory that doesn’t meet the demand. It is time to take advantage of this market and get the most you can for your home or property.