When Should I Sell My House in Florida?
When it comes time to decide to sell my house in Florida, I typically ask myself if it is the right time to do so. Normally, it is because there are many sellers out there and yet there are not enough buyers. Before you make any final decision, I urge you to look around and inspect your neighboring cities.
Most homes in Florida sell in the spring and the early summer. The busiest months for home sales are May through July. This is more than likely due to the warmer weather, longer days, and the ease of buyers seeing more homes because they are able to get around more. People may walk around the block and see homes that look more attractive because the lawns are green, and the landscaping is being taken care of.
Also people who buy houses may also choose this time because if they have kids it is easier to move when they are out of school instead of disrupting the entire school year by changing schools midway through. People also tend to have cash for holiday money or big tax refunds so it is easier to get the financing done.
You are of course able to list your house during the fall or winter if you would like. Even though these times are slower it does not mean that there are not buyers during these months. When asking should I sell my house in Florida always try to market it as often as you can. If you list during the fall you may be able to get a retiree who wants to buy before it gets too cold. Even though the buyers you see will probably be serious about the home you will have to work hard to find and keep them during these months and ensuring that you are keeping your house up by getting the grass cut and trying to keep the leaves up and some color in the flower beds.
Be aware though that I find winter as the biggest challenge when I sell my house in Florida. Many buyers will have the time and money invested in the holiday season. People are worrying about bills and presents plus they may well be traveling to family or having family come to stay with them. Also a lot of people won’t want to venture out during the colder months of winter to look at homes. The one advantage you do have is that there is a lot less competition from other people looking to sell their home.
The ultimate decision of when to list is up to you; just make sure you are informed of the trends during the seasons and where you can fit in. The good news is that with us here at HomeSolutionsFLA, we can purchase your home no matter what the time of the year it is. We are real estate investors who look beyond your home’s condition, the market status, and even the season. We hope you choose to deal with us.