Why January is a Great Time of Year to Sell a Home

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Are you planning to sell your home in 2016? Many homeowners assume that it will be better to wait until spring or summer before listing their property on the market. But, there are some big advantages to starting now instead of waiting for a few months. By listing your home as early in the year as possible, you might have a better experience compared with waiting.

January is typically a quieter time of year because the real estate market often slows down a bit during the holiday season. Then, it slowly starts to pick back up by springtime. Many homeowners are trying to get settled in after the holidays, and they aren’t thinking about selling their home during the first month of the year.

Here are a few advantages of listing your home in January:

Less CompetitionSelling a Home in January

Since many people are waiting to list their home, it means that you have less competition right now. As home buyers are searching for properties they are interested in, they won’t have as many options available to choose from. So, there is a higher chance that they will see your property and be interested in visiting the home, especially if there aren’t many other homes in the neighborhood to choose from. Beat the rush, and get your home listed right now!

Faster Turnaround Time

Since there are fewer homes on the market during January, it is likely that you will be able to sell your home faster and easier. Less competition helps to speed up the process, because potential home buyers will be anxious to quickly close on a home when they find an option that they like.

Settle in for the New Year

If you have a goal to move in 2016, then there is no reason to wait for this goal! You can get the moving out of the way early in the year, which will allow you to get settled in for the rest of the year without worrying about selling your home, buying a home, or anything else related to the real estate process.

Are you ready to get started? Contact Lloyd Mize at Harvest Team Real Estate for help with buying or selling your home: (951) 551-1677