There comes a time for many of us when we need to sell our homes for whatever reason. Perhaps we are tired of our old home and want a new home. Perhaps your home is too small for you because of your growing family. Or, perhaps you need to move to a new location for your job. If we’re paying attention to the market, we know that home prices are going up across the country.
When is the best time to sell your house in 2019? Many experts are saying that the next recession is going to happen at some point in 2020. What does that mean? It means that if the experts are right, an economic downturn will affect the real estate market. In other words, you may have a hard time selling your home.
So what should you do? If you believe the experts, you should sell your home in 2019, not 2020. Now when is the best time to sell your home in 2019? Selling your home in the spring of 2019 is the best time to sell, according to the experts. The weather is warmer, so people are more willing to leave their homes to look at new ones. All the spring flowers are beginning to bloom, which comes into play with regard to curb appeal. Preparing your home for sale is easier when the weather is warmer rather than colder. However, you need to study your neighborhood and see if there is any particular time where homes sold more than another time.
Now that you know when to sell your home, you’ll need to make sure it’s ready for sale. Here are suggestions for success:
Make sure your front and back yards are in good condition.
You’ll be selling your home in the spring, and this is the time to ensure that your front and backyard are in good shape. Nothing will stop a sale faster than a home that is sitting with yards that are in poor shape. Therefore, you should invest the time and the dollars, if needed, to get your yards in shape. Ensure that your grass is in good shape, that the weeds have been pulled, that flowers and other plants are well maintained, etc. If it is a job that you are unable to do on your own, it’s worth it to invest in a gardener.
Paint the inside and the outside of your home.
Another thing that can help with the sale of your home is paint, and it’s one of the least expensive ways to make improvements. Give the inside and the outside of your house a fresh coat of paint where painted surfaces exist. This is a job that you can do on your own if you are unable to afford a painter. Plan your colors and work from there. If color combinations are overwhelming to you, white paint is always a good standby.
Fix your fencing.
If you have a fence around your home, ensure that the fence is not broken or worn. Again, just like a front or backyard that is not in good condition, a broken fence will take away from the look of your home and significantly affect the ability for you to sell your home. Repair any broken fencing or replace the entire fence if needed. When you are making your home look good for sale, you don’t have to buy the top-of-the-line materials. Choose affordable materials that look good and that will help the sale of your home.
Wash your windows.
When was the last time you washed the windows of your home? Few people enjoy washing windows. However, if you want to sell your home, your windows need to be clean, particularly when you are selling your homes in the spring. Wash your windows yourself, or, hire someone to do it. This is a step that should not be skipped.
The best time to sell your home is in the spring and before 2020 when experts say another downturn in the economy will happen. When people have less money, they are less likely to buy a home. So sell your home before 2020. Ensure that your home is in the best shape for sale, and that includes the inside and the outside.