Overall, the best time to sell a house is in March if you’re trying to sell quickly and in July if you want to maximize profit. Zillow recommends listing your home for sale no later than Labor Day, based on market trends over the years.
May was the best month to sell a house, but that changed to March in recent years. In 2019, homes listed during the weeks of March 11 and 18 sold the fastest. When in doubt, always try to list before September because that’s when families start settling down. Keep reading below to learn more about the different seasons and how that affects selling your home!
Selling a house in the spring.
People tend to shop for homes as the weather gets warmer. Using the colder months to prepare for the Spring and summer is a great idea. With tax refunds coming in the Spring, more excellent weather in the forecast, and the school year ending, it is a convenient time and one of the most popular times to buy and sell.
Selling a house in the summer.
Like the Spring, many buyers also look to purchase a home in the summer. A combination of warm weather, school breaks, and more time on your hands opens the door for open houses and flipping your own home. With that being said, summer is also the time when most people take their vacations. There may be brief slow periods because it’s simply too hot to shop comfortably, but that is normal.
Selling a house in the fall.
As stated above, anytime after Labor Day is a bit difficult when selling your home. With that being said, it can still be done. Many buyers shopping in the early fall are trying to move in time to settle before the school year or the cold weather. That urgency can benefit sellers who decide to put their homes on the market in the fall. Keep in mind that shoppers during this time may be moving because of a job transfer, layoff, short sale, or family issue, so the price may be a more significant issue.
Selling a house in the winter.
Lastly, winter is traditionally the slowest season for home sales. For areas where the climate is warm year-round – think Florida, Regions of California, and the Southwest – your selling window can be better in the winter months as people flock to the warmth.
Work With Bergen Realty Team.
At Bergen Realty Team, we can help you sell and buy a home no matter the month or season. We will work with you to ensure you don’t have to settle, whether that means finding your dream home or reaching your selling price. Contact us today to get started.