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Is Spring a Good Time to Sell?

Austin Callison

My experience goes as far back as my upbringing in a small ranching community in Northern California...

My experience goes as far back as my upbringing in a small ranching community in Northern California...

Mar 16 5 minutes read

If you’re looking to take advantage of the red-hot seller’s market, you may be wondering, “when should I sell my home?” The answer is spring! The era of historically low-interest rates is coming to an end, meaning buyers will not be as eager to jump the gun as rates continue to rise. So, if you are looking to cash in on current market conditions, this spring is the perfect time to do so before interest rates rise too much and the market swings back in favor of buyers.

Benefits of Spring Selling

Selling in the spring comes with some pretty awesome benefits for sellers, including:

Sell for More

Spring has long been considered the best time of the year to sell homes, for many reasons, including the fact that you will be most likely to maximize the selling price and make the most money. This is especially true during spring 2022’s market conditions, in which home sales are expected to reach a 16-year high.

According to reports, most sellers who list their homes in May can expect them to sell 18.5 days faster than any other month and for nearly six percent more money. The report notes that the months of April or June may have even better home sales in some areas of the country than May.

Curb Appeal

Trudging through snow-covered driveways overlooking a dead garden or brown grass is not exactly appealing. In the spring, Buyers can witness the grass turning greener and flowers growing — making for a much more visually appealing viewing process. If you want to present your home in the best light possible, spring is an excellent season for selling. It is the best time to showcase your home if you have a pool, water fountain, garden, outdoor kitchen, or any other feature that is meant for the warmer months.

More Buyers

As the weather warms up, you can expect to see more buyers in the market. Many homebuyers start their search during the spring because they know the selection will be better and they can schedule the move around their children’s school schedules. 

Better Moving Weather

Who wants to lug heavy boxes and move into a cold and unfurnished home during freezing temperatures? Not us! Spring offers more comfortable moving weather — not too cold and not too hot. Spring temperatures are perfect for an enjoyable move.

Disadvantages of Spring Selling

But, similar to spring weather, spring selling is not all rainbows and butterflies — there are some downfalls too, including:

Higher Moving Company Rates

Unfortunately, the secret of spring selling is not unknown. Movers are looking to cash in on the busy season as well, and many may even hike up their rates due to increased competition. This can also make it harder for you to nail down a moving date. Try to book your spring move ASAP to ensure you get a spot on the mover’s calendar before it fills up.

More Competition

If you list your house in the dead of winter, you may be able to capitalize on low inventory. But, in the spring, the market becomes more saturated, meaning potential buyers have many more options. This is why it is important to make sure your house stands out with beautiful landscaping, fresh flowers, great staging, and needed repairs completed.

School Is in Session

Moving with kids can be challenging, especially if they are in school. If you end up selling your home in the spring, you will have a lot more to plan logistically with the kids’ schedules. This can disrupt your kids’ learning and their social activities and routines. If you are worried about disrupting your kids’ school year to move, we recommend moving at the tail-end of spring to early summer.

We Are Here to Help

Are you ready to list your home and take advantage of the favorable spring conditions and the seller's market? Not sure if it is time just yet? Contact us today we will figure it out together.

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