4 Reasons to List Today, Instead of Next Year:
It’s no secret that the Duluth real estate market heats up big time as the big thaw happens in the spring. So, if you’ve missed the spring rush, shouldn’t you just wait out the winter, and put your home on the market in the spring?
Here’s 4 reasons to list today:
1. Your dream house has come on the market. If this is the case, get your home on the market ASAP, and call your lender to set up the pre-approval! Don’t wait! When you find a house you really like, and it slips through your fingers, it’s tough to find that again.
2. Less showings, but the buyers are more serious. Less showings can be a good thing! Have you ever had your home on the market? Talk about a lot of work! It’s tough to feel like you can LIVE because your home needs to be showing-ready at all times. When people are looking in the off-times, they are more serious, and ready to buy.
3. There are fewer homes on the market, which means buyers have less options. The economics lesson of supply and demand comes into play here. The less supply of home inventory can mean greater demand for that home. Listing this time of year can give you the advantage.
4. Many people have a mental block, and as soon as January 1st hits, they give me a call. Starting the conversation about putting their home on the market has been on their to-do list over the holidays, and starting the selling process is right up there with New Year’s resolutions. This seems to be a universal, seasonal trend in Duluth. So, putting your home on the market when the majority of listings go on the market means more options for buyers, which doesn’t always help you as a seller.
Are you thinking about putting your home on the market? Or, are curious what it’s worth? Feel free to call, text or email me, Brok, about setting up a free, no-obligation market analysis. I’m here to help!