Preparing to sell your home can be stressful and emotional. Is there a magic time of year to sell that will make it easier and guarantee a quick transaction? Sadly, not really. But, there are a few things you can do to take advantage of the best markets.
Traditionally, spring and fall are the peak times to put your home on the market, as that’s when most buyers are looking based on market activity.
But that doesn’t mean there aren’t buyers during other times of the year. In fact, those buyers touring homes outside of “peak season” are probably even more serious about submitting an offer if they love your house. You have less competition stacked up against you if there aren't as many homes on the market, which also puts you in a better position as the seller.
While there may be more popular times to sell a house during the year, don't stress if you need to list your home in the middle of June or the beginning of the holiday season. Your situation will dictate your timing and a good agent can help you make it work, no matter what!
If you want more information about selling, download our free Seller's Guide HERE for the answers to those burning questions!
One of our favorite spots, just outside of Lakewood Ranch, is the University Town Center area (UTC for short). This incredible development has over 150 store and restaurants in the mall, plus additional shopping plazas with even MORE stores and restaurants! You can find unique retailers and pretty much anything you would need, all less than 15 minutes from Lakewood Ranch.
UTC hosts many events for the whole family, the restaurants have great happy hours, and there are always great sales!
Check out their website for more information and a full store directory: https://www.mallatutc.com/
Unfortunately, selling your home isn’t free. From start to finish, you will need to spend money to successfully sell your home. Whether you decide to rent furniture for staging, steam clean the carpets, buy some new light fixtures or pay the brokers’ commission, you’ll need to be financially prepared for this process.
Here are some costs you may be expected to cover leading up to the sale of your home:
The total cost varies greatly depending on where you live,the house you have, activity on the market and how much money you’re able to put in toward a successful sale.
Overall, you want to estimate that your costs to sell will be about 8% of your sales price.
So, if you sell your home for $250,000, you can estimate that all of your closing costs, commissions, and fees will add up to about $20,000. You are better off over-estimating and being pleasantly surprised at the closing.
For more information on getting ready to sell your home, download our FREE Seller's Guide Here.