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5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Summer

5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Summer

Here are 5 compelling reasons listing your home for sale this summer makes sense.

1. Demand Is Strong

The latest Buyer Traffic Index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase… and are in the market right now! More often than not, multiple buyers are competing with each other for the same home.

Take advantage of the buyer activity currently in the market.

2. There Is Less Competition Now

Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply needed for a normal housing market. This means that, in most of the country, there are not enough homes for sale to satisfy the number of buyers.

Historically, the average number of years a homeowner stayed in his or her home was six, but that number has hovered between nine and ten years since 2011. Many homeowners have a pent-up desire to move, as they were unable to sell over the last few years due to a negative equity situation. As home values continue to appreciate, more and more homeowners are granted the freedom to move.

Many homeowners were reluctant to list their home over the last couple of years for fear that they would not find a home to move in to. That is all changing now as more homes come to market at the higher end. The choices buyers have will continue to increase. Don’t wait until additional inventory comes to market before you to decide to sell.

3. The Process Will Be Quicker

Today’s competitive environment has forced buyers to do all they can to stand out from the crowd, including getting pre-approved for their mortgage financing. Buyers know exactly what they can afford before home shopping. This makes the entire selling process much faster and simpler. According to Ellie Mae’s latest Origination Insights Report, the time to close a loan has dropped to 43 days. (Last numbers available.)

4. There Will Never Be a Better Time to Move Up

If your next move will be into a premium or luxury home, now is the time to move up! The inventory of homes for sale at these higher price ranges has created a buyer’s market. This means that if you are planning on selling a starter or trade-up home, it will sell quickly, AND you’ll be able to find a premium home to call your own!

According to CoreLogic, prices are projected to appreciate by 4.8% over the next year. If you are moving to a higher-priced home, it will wind up costing you more in raw dollars (both in down payment and mortgage payment) if you wait.

5. It’s Time to Move on with Your Life

Look at the reason you decided to sell in the first place and determine whether it is worth waiting. Is money more important than being with family? Is money more important than having the freedom to go on with your life the way you think you should?

Only you know the answers to these questions. You have the power to take control of the situation by putting your home on the market. Perhaps the time has come for you and your family to start living the life you desire.

That is what is truly important.

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6 replies
  1. Thomas Jameson
    Thomas Jameson says:

    It’s good to know that the housing market is undersaturated at the moment, so it’s the perfect time to sell your home. My wife and I recently bought a new house, and we want to sell our old house as fast as possible so that we can reinvest the profits into our new home. We’ll keep this information in mind as we continue to search for the right time to put our house on the market.

  2. Thomas Westgren
    Thomas Westgren says:

    It makes a lot of sense how you said that selling your home has become so competitive that people have to do a lot in order to up their chances. My wife and I are thinking of selling our home to downsize since all of our kids have left. We’ll have to be sure to talk to someone to ensure that we get all of the tips and tricks needed in order to sell it and move quickly.

  3. Sam Perret
    Sam Perret says:

    We know that demand of houses is kind of high, but the pricing policy of real estate market says that any investment which is done in past on higher price will get you losses on interest and other rates. It is better to get the best deal no matter how much time it takes.

  4. Vivian Black
    Vivian Black says:

    You made a great point about how the competitive environment has made any buyers do what they can do to stand out and afford what they want. My parents are looking to sell their home and they aren’t really sure what exactly goes into it as they’ve always lived in the same home. They will keep these tips in mind and find a professional that can help them sell their home.

  5. Wilson Freda
    Wilson Freda says:

    It is being stated by experts of real estate in Ajax, Canada, that most people tend to sell their houses in summers. There might be reason for this as we can see that demand is always high in summer seasons and there are also high chances that we will get the best saleable value for our house.


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