Spring has sprung in Greenville, SC, which means that for those looking to get into the real estate market, now is the time to start planning.
Milder temperatures, longer days, less hectic schedules, and Mother Nature in full “showoff mode” means that buyers will be beginning their home searches in earnest. The earlier into the spring that you list your home, the more likely you’ll be to get ahead of the competition as other homeowners start listing their properties.
If you have a home to sell, spring is a great time to consider listing your home for a number of reasons. Let’s dive in!
Avoid The Holidays
The end of the year is busy. In addition to contending with the holiday season, many people are also extra busy at work wrapping up year-end initiatives. That means that many buyers are taking that time of year off from looking – they’ve got enough on their plate… and no one wants to pack up and move during the most hectic time of the year. If you list during the spring, you’re well past that hectic season.
End Of The School Year
While the holiday season is in the rearview mirror, the spring brings another pretty big time of year – at least for parents with school-aged children: the end of the school year. However, this time of year can actually work in your favor.
Many buyers decide to start looking for a new home in the spring time so that they can time moving day with the start of summer break and not have to disrupt their kids’ schedules and environment during the school year. By listing in the spring you’ll be at the top of the list for these early-birds!
Enjoy Nice Weather
While our winters here in the Upstate are a bit more temperate, many people don’t want to go through the hassle of moving during inclement or cold weather. The Greenville area may not have to deal with tons of ice and snow all winter long, but it does happen from time to time, and having a “moving day” line up with a snow day would be inconvenient. Listing your home for sale in the spring means that you’ll be well past potential winter weather hazards.
Beat The Rush
Because people want their moving day to coincide with nice weather, many people try to time everything to happen during early summer when the weather is reliably “perfect” – not too hot, not too cold, and no rain in sight.
But listing your home during the “perfect” time of year means you’re also competing with everyone else who is listed at that time. By listing in the spring, you can get ahead of the rush and take advantage of having less a bit less competition.
Show Off Your Curb Appeal
There’s nothing better than having a buyer fall in love with your property before they step foot in the door.
Spring is a great time to list your home because everything is in bloom and Mother Nature is showing off – and if you’re listing a property with a great backyard, even better! Buyers will arrive at your property and see everything looking its springtime best, starting them off with a great first impression before they’ve even taken a peek inside.
Speaking of Mother Nature, springtime boasts better natural lighting than other times of the year. As the days get longer, your prospective buyers will be able to view the inside of your home in the best light without any gloomy corners or wonky shadows. Great natural lighting helps spaces to feel bigger and more open, leaving a lasting impression on the potential future homeowners.
Ideal Open Houses
Warmer weather and longer days tend to encourage folks to head out of the house – and what better way to spend a Saturday or Sunday morning than at an Open House? By listing in the spring you’ll be able to take advantage of the influx of Open House go-ers and get lots of viewing opportunities without having to schedule private showings and further disrupt your schedule.
Now that you know why spring is such a great time to sell your home, be sure to give the team at Wilson Associates a call so that we can provide you with a home evaluation and get your house on the market quickly!