What is the best time of the year to sell a home?
Let’s cover all four seasons and the benefits of selling during each one.
1. Winter. During the cold months, there’s much less inventory, meaning that sellers will have less competition. This is an especially good time to take advantage of buyers relocating for work. If you have a home that could benefit from a lack of competitors, winter may be the best time for a home sale.
2. Spring. People don’t realize that in Nashville, spring actually starts in February. Many people want to be done with their transactions by April so they get ahead of the craziness of summer break. You’ll have more competition in the spring, but there are also a lot of people out looking for homes, so it’s not a bad time at all. You’ll just want to get started on that process a little earlier if you want to hit the spring market, since February and March are the best months to list.
3. Summer. The summer months are often slow because most buyers have already bought their homes and people are often traveling for summer vacation. That doesn’t mean it’s a bad time to sell, though; everything looks beautiful, so your listing photos are sure to look great. Summertime also frees a lot of people up, so they’ll be able to come visit your home, even from out of town. If you have a pool, this is the season to try to sell your home.
4. Fall. Autumn is a darling season in Nashville. If you plan to sell during the fall, you’ll want to get your listing photos taken before all the leaves fall; otherwise, potential buyers will see your yard full of leaves and think of it as the maintenance they’ll have to take care of. As many homes sell in the fall as in the spring, so it’s a great time to sell.
In the end, which season is the best for home sales depends on your area and your home. Pay attention to the specifics of your market and your property, and never assume that certain seasons like winter are bad times to sell—there’s always a perfect season for every house.
If you have any questions or you’d like to learn more about your specific area, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’d love to hear from you.