There’s just about a month left in this year’s selling season. If you have not listed your home yet and were thinking about selling, it’s not too late. We still have the month of July to get your home on the market and get it closed before the start of the school season.
This does not mean that you can’t sell your home at all this year; it only means that the best time of the year to sell a home is about to end. The second best selling season is from September 15th to November 15th. Fall is not as strong as spring/summer, but it is a close second. You may be asking, “Why not August?! What’s wrong with August?” Traditionally, August is a slow month. Families are either trying to sneak in one last vacation, or they are getting ready for the start of school. In Colorado, schools start anywhere from the second to the last week of August. For this reason, real estate activity tends to be a little slow. After all, if a family was thinking about moving, they would have wanted to do it well before the start of the school season, and they would have to make sure that they made the deadline for enrollment.
At this point, a seller has two good options. First, get hold of a Realtor and have your home on the market right away. If you find a well-established Realtor with a good team, they can usually have your property in the MLS on the same day, and most of the marketing done within a few days. Your second option is to start prepping now for the second selling season. That means that if your home needs some work or you are in the middle of some projects, now is the time to get those done in preparation for September 15th. If you are not sure what you need to do to get your home ready for sale, please don’t hesitate to contact me and we’ll help you.
Finally, remember that it’s not supposed to be drudgery in selling your home. It should be a smooth and sometimes an exciting experience if you have hired the right person. Transition and change are never easy, and the right Realtor can make all the difference. Happy Selling!
Dan Polimino is an Owner/Broker with Keller Williams Realty DTC. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org