August 12th, 2015 at 10:00 am

Selling your home in August

If you’re thinking about selling your home, you’ve probably heard that spring is the best time of the year to do so. The cooler spring temperatures make looking at homes and moving in and out easier than in the heat of the summer months. But just because things are heading up here in Southern California doesn’t mean you should wait until fall or even next spring to sell your home. Each season comes with struggles and benefits for buyers and sellers alike.

Why are there fewer summer buyers?

Summer is a busy time of the year for many people. For families, the kids are out of school for the summer. This can mean a need for extra childcare, and a time when many families plan vacations. Whether you are single or have a large family, summer is always packed with activities. It can be difficult for buyers to fit in the time to go to open houses and showings between all their other obligations.

What does that mean for sellers?

Summer home selling can present a few benefits and challenges to sellers. If it’s a family looking to move during the summer months, they may be looking to get settled before the school year starts. This could mean a fast moving transaction. Buyers looking during the summer months might also be motivated by tax credits for next year. However, one of the biggest drawbacks to listing your home in the summer is that you could be competing with houses that didn’t sell during spring. These houses might come with a reduced price tag in an effort to attract buyers during the summer.

Tips to sell your home quickly in summer

Learn more about the best time to list your home here.


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