The #1 Reason Summer is the Best Time to Put Your Home on the Market

I don’t know about you, but we’ve been enjoying the recent beautiful weather here in Whatcom County! Historic trends have proven that in most areas of the country, early summer months can be the best time to list your home for sale.

An recent article written in Forbes claims, “The single best day of the year to sell a home, according to a new ATTOM Data Solutions analysis, is June 28, which sees an average seller premium of 9.1%. The other top days to sell a home are February 15, May 31, May 29, and June 21, with premiums ranging from 9% to 8.1%.”

What is it about this season that makes it so popular to sell? There are many factors that play into it, but ultimately it’s because buyers are HOT and motivated more than any other time of year!

  1. Foot traffic rises with temperature! The weather is getting warmer, therefore prospective buyers are more inclined to go out and explore potential areas and neighborhoods they’d like to move to.
  2. School’s out for summer! This can mean that family schedules have freed up from school drop offs and extracurricular activities allowing for house hunting to take priority. On top of that, many buyers may be eager to buy now in order to move in and get settled in time before school starts up again in the fall.

At the end of the day, the best time to sell is when it works for YOU. There are personal factors that play a major role in a decision to sell a home such as job changes, a growing family, or relocating. Making sure everyone involved is emotionally prepared and on the same page is vital before moving forward with the sale.

If you’re curious if this is the right time for you to put your home on the market, we are here to offer clarity! Enjoy your summer and always feel free to give our office a call if you’d like to explore the Whatcom County housing market.

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