Many homeowners start researching on google “real estate agent near me” or “real estate agency near me” at the beginning of the year to consider their options. Having that talk sooner than later is the best thing so you and your agent can come up with an action plan. The Zubretsky Team at Venture One Realty LLC can your listing live on the market within a few days from staging (optional), to professional photos, and getting the listing live on the market.
Many people think that buyers are only in the market for new homes in the spring. This perception is not reality!
Buyers are looking… 24/7 – 365 days/year
In the past, buyers waited until spring to start their search because the majority of listings come on the market for the spring selling season.
The internet has changed how real estate is done. Today’s buyers have the opportunity to search listings any time they want. They have the ability to save listings and move at their own pace. They have apps on their phone, get listings emailed and now texted to them. Buyers no longer care what time of year it is.
These buyers are in the market and looking to move. Some of them may be in a hurry for job or life changes and there will be limited inventory for them to choose a home but they will be choosing one. List your home in January, and you will have an audience that is engaged.
Tax benefits and interest rates:
The end of the year often brings holiday celebrations family parties, financial activities and discussions about gifting for tax implications and talks about inheritances. As a result, real estate talks about buying or selling your home start to take shape.
Whether it is a new buyer who moves quickly or a previously active buyer who re-engages, these house hunters are around in January and will look at your home if it is for sale.
Curb appeal and competition?
Most sellers wait until spring to list. Colors are brighter, it’s warmer, and sometime people are happier. However, don’t be fooled. The truth is bathrooms and kitchens sell homes if they have been updated and if it has been updated will be in consideration anytime of the year.
Listing in the spring also brings more competition. There is a larger probability that there will be similar houses for sale in your market, in your price range. This brings less attention to your home.
Lastly, many buyers have been researching and going to open houses for several months and sometimes years. These buyers are your target market and why you need to be listed in January as well. This is your target buyer and they are ready to move. These buyers are why it is better to list in January, or any month for that matter, than to wait until spring!