You’re thinking about moving the into a new home on Cape Cod. Of course, the first thing you do is contact Cape House Pride. But before you start searching for your next dream home, you’ll need to figure out when you’re going to sell your existing home. The decision is a complex one. And while there’s no magic formula for determining the best time to sell a home, there are several factors you should consider and discuss with a Cape House Pride agent.
The wrong time to sell
This likely won’t come as a big surprise: you should avoid selling your home during the winter holiday season. Tensions run high during the holidays and budgets run low. The result? No one’s really itching to buy, and offers that do come in are often low. So as a general rule of thumb, avoid the months of December and January when selling a home. Your Cape House Pride agent watches the market and understands the current trends on Cape Cod to help you determine what the best strategy for you and your home is.
The best season for selling
Conventional wisdom dictates that spring is the best time to sell a home. In spring, home buyers on Cape Cod are looking forward to a glorious summer at the beach and gardens and other outdoor spaces tend to look their best. And while spring is the season that sees the largest number of buyers, it’s also the season when inventories are highest. This means lots of competition, so if you’re going to sell in spring, you really need to get your property to stand out with effective marketing provided by your Cape House Pride agent and great advice on pre-sale staging and updating. Cape House Pride agents also know that Fall is a wonderful time to sell a home. On Cape Cod, when the summer season ends, many Buyers are out looking for the perfect Cape House for next season. Activity remains busy until the winter holiday season.
The best day for selling
According to research, Thursday is the best day of the week to list your home for sale. By listing your home for sale on a Thursday, you can make it available immediately for weekend showings. Come Saturday – the busiest day for real estate – your home will have only been on sale for two days, which is great for attracting full-price offers. In general, the shorter amount of time your home remains on the market, the higher the offer you’ll receive. Your Cape House Pride agent also knows that many potential buyers come from all over New England to find a home. Some pre-listing marketing can make the difference in getting people to that all important first Open House when they have to make travel plans in advance.