If you’re thinking about selling your home in Lakewood or Long Beach, you’re probably wondering if now is the “right” time.
The answer to that question is that if you’re ready to sell your house, now is the right time.
Typically, spring and summer are when houses sell fastest—but that’s mainly because there are more buyers in the market. There’s nothing wrong with selling your home during fall or winter; although you may get more exposure during summer, it’s not only about the sheer number of people seeing your house… it’s about the right people seeing your house.
Can You Sell a Home in the Fall or Winter?
Your Lakewood Realtor® will develop an intensive marketing plan that helps you sell your home quickly and at the right price, no matter what season it is when you put your home on the market. If you’re not in a rush to sell, then talk to your agent—waiting until summer may be advantageous. However, if you’re in a pinch and you need to sell your home quickly, you don’t need to waste energy worrying about the season. Your agent will do everything she can to get your home in front of the right buyers, just as she would if it was spring or summertime.
Marketing Your Home During Lower-Traffic Months
Sure, the volume of buyers in the market for a new home can affect how quickly you’ll sell.
But there are things you can do to help your Realtor find the right buyers faster—and one of them is ensuring your house is spotless and properly staged, and that your curb appeal is at 100 percent all the time.
Your agent will arrange for great photos of your house, which means you need to prepare the home before the photographer arrives. Everything needs to be in its proper place to make your home look inviting and as attractive as possible. The photos are likely going to be potential buyers’ first impression of your home, so make it a good one!
Still Living in Your Home?
If you’re still living in your home while it’s on the market, keeping it clean and staged can be a challenge… but it’s one that’s worth it. When potential buyers see your home with each room having a purpose (a bedroom, a home office, a workout space), they’ll be more able to envision their belongings in your space—and that helps homes sell faster.
Are You Selling a Home in Lakewood or Long Beach?
If you’re thinking about selling your home in Lakewood or Long Beach, we can help you sell it quickly and at the right price.
We can also help you find your next home.
Call us at 562-882-1581 today, whether you’re buying or selling.
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