Summer is a Great Season For Home Sellers

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School is on break, days are longer, gardens are blooming and the forecast for summer home selling looks great according to these realtors from Coldwell Banker Preferred.

Agents Alec Schwartz and Beth Borchers said buyers are motivated because of low inventory.

“It looks like our great spring market has legs and will lead to strong sales throughout June, July and August,” says Schwartz. “Buyers with kids who need to get into a school district before Labor Day will be out looking throughout the months of June and July.”

Realtor Sarah Forti says listings in mid-to-late summer have less competition and eager buyers will be excited to see a new home on the market.

“Listing your home in the summer means that the lawn will be green, flowers will be filling in, trees will be lush, and the property will be looking its best,” Forti said. “If you have a pool it’s the best time to highlight that feature of the home. If you live near a train or busy road, the trees and leaves often help dampen the noise.”

While you’re on vacation, realtors can coordinate showings and open houses, says Schwartz. This works well for Borchers as well.

“It allows me, as an agent, to have that home available to show to as many other buyers and agents as possible in a short period of time,” said Borchers. “The best time to get a property sold is when it first hits the market.”

Most activity happens within the first week to 10 days, so listing and leaving may be best, said Forti.

“This is when the most serious and motivated buyers will be looking. They are the ones watching the market closely enough to be the first ones in the door,” said Forti. “And right now, with a shortage of inventory, the first week of showings can be exhausting on the sellers. Not only do they have to leave the house regularly, but they have to keep the home looking immaculate.”

To make your home flourish on the market, find an agent at cbpref.com.