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JEFF TINCHER | MONTHLY MARKET MINUTE | MARCH STATS

Jeff Tincher gives us his perspective on last months market.

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To Sell or Not To Sell, That is the question

If you have been trying to figure out whether or not it is the right time to finally list your home, here are some of the great benefits of listing your home in the spring.

 

Motivated buyers: after the long winter months, buyers are generally pretty anxious to get things moving, which is why spring tends to be a busy time in real estate. It can be stressful to move in the winter, with the unpredictable weather, so this is a time when there are definitely more buyers in the marketplace, which means more eyes on your listing!


Move in before summer: Buyers are busy this time of year so you have a better chance of selling your home, and settling into your new home before summer hits. There are many advantages to being able to actually enjoy your new home in the summer rather than just getting settled in the summer — kids are out of school, warmer weather means more time for outdoor spaces, etc.


Listing early makes all the difference: Less inventory on the market is the first thing, , so you attract more buyers because they have less to choose from. This is usually early in the spring season, so don't wait until the market is full of sellers.


When your house is being valued, the appraiser will look into data for comparable homes sold in your neighbourhood. But if the most recent data is from a home that sold for cheap in the winter, it can hurt your valuation. With more homes selling in the on-season, the comparable data.

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