Our weather has been amazing!
A nice stretch of sun hit the west side of Washington State this past week. It’s been glorious. While I’m sure we will be returning to the classic PNW rain/sun mix for now, that little preview of spring should remind us of one important thing:
selling season is nearly upon us!
It’s probably no surprise that real estate listed at the height of spring tends to sell for more than properties listed other times of the year. Buyers are aiming to make a move when it’s most convenient, and the months of May and June are perfect for house hunters—sandwiched between major holiday and travel seasons, with generally mild weather for easy inspections and popping curb appeal, and the school year is wrapping up so disruption on the kiddos is minimized. Spring is a seller’s paradise!
In the Fife-Milton-Edgewood area, the average time for a property to be on the market is about 46 days. So if a house hunter is looking to be in their new FME home (and your old one!) by the start of summer, your property needs to be on the top of their list for viewings by early May.
But it’s not even March yet, so why am I talking about May and June? Becuase…
“When opportunity knocks, it’s too late to prepare.” – John Wooden
Listing real estate for sale is not an overnight task. You have to prepare in order to see that proverbial “top dollar.” March and April are the time to get ready.
So where do you start? Preparing to sell, listing and marketing, getting showings, negotiating contracts, moving…it can be overwhelming! But can I tell you something?
I am really good at my job. I can manage all of that craziness, and I can help you do it, too.
Your first step in preparing to list your property is to complete the form below to receive my free Sellers Checklist: 7 Steps to a Stress-free Transaction.