Uncategorized April 18, 2024

The Sweet Spot

If you’re thinking about listing your house for sale, apparently April is the best time of year to do it. A recent study from Realtor.com shows the third week of April is particularly fruitful for homeowners wishing to sell. 

“According to the study, homeowners who list around the third week of April see lots of interest in their homes from buyers, and quick sales with the fewest reductions in the sale price,” says Kristen Davis, Sales Associate at ERA Justin Realty.

“Spring is always a good time to sell no matter the week or month,” adds Jennifer Darby Metzger, Broker/Owner of ERA Justin, “But April may be a sweet spot for buyers for several reasons, especially if they have school aged kids and want to move during summer break.”

If you’ve been putting your plans to sell on hold and waiting for the perfect time, here are more reasons why now is a great time to start the process. 

Lower Competition

“Other sellers may be waiting until the weather gets a little warmer to list,” says Davis, “Or maybe they haven’t yet tackled their spring spruce up list yet. If your  house is in good shape, listing now can give you a leg up on the competition.”

“And even if it’s not,” adds Metzger, “We have lists of local, trusted repair services and contractors who can prep your house for sale. Lean on the pros. We can help prioritize your to-do list and figure out a feasible target listing date. ” 

Quick Fixes

You won’t have time for major renovations, so focus on small fixes when looking to list quickly. Many repairs are easy, but have a big impact when selling! “Many buyers want to do major renovations to their own taste, so focus on fixing little things that could deter potential buyers,” says Davis, “Fix that loose tile in the kitchen. Tighten hinges on doors. Get that stain out of the carpet that’s been bugging you. Little things can go a long way.” 

Bottom Line

Even if you’re not ready to list this month, that’s okay! Spring is peak homebuying season and it’s still a seller’s market. Give Kristen Davis or any of the knowledgeable agents at ERA Justin a call at (201) 939-7500 to get the ball rolling.