During the summer months, it is easy to get caught up in all the excitement – there are so many different activities going on with family and friends, it is the prime season for vacations and weekend getaways, as well as a time where you are busy preparing for back-to-school season. Perhaps you have been itching to get your house on the market, but just have not had the time! This is relatable for so many people, which leaves you with the question of when you should put your house on the market, and when is the “best” time to. The truth is, there really is no “best” time to put your house on the market – every situation is completely different based on the property itself, the location and so much more. If you are looking to get your house on the market during this upcoming fall and winter season, here are a few things you should know to ensure you are successful:
- Pay attention to the photos that you take. If you list your home in the spring or summer, photos will tend to be brighter and easier to capture. While the fall and winter can be known for their darker days, be sure to pay attention to the photography of the exterior and interior of your home to ensure that everything can easily be seen and is shown in the best light.
- Don’t forget about curb appeal. It can be tougher to keep up with in the fall and winter, given the leaves, debris, snow and more weather-related factors. However, the curb appeal of your home being in tip-top shape is vital for potential buyers to want to consider purchasing.
- Plan around the holidays. The truth is, you may not be too successful selling your home around big holidays such as Thanksgiving or Christmas, where everyone is out straight on preparing, or traveling. Try to plan around these holidays to ensure that you are getting all the eyes you can on your property.