We’ve had quite the rainy winter, haven’t we? I mean, who saw that coming?
While tons of rain can wreak havoc on our streets, it can make the greenery around us, you know, green. And that includes the landscaping around your home.
As we come out of winter and start moving into spring, think about how attractive green grass, colorful blossoms, and bright flowers make your home.
In the cooler months, when the trees are bare and everything is mostly gray, outdoor features may not be as appreciated by potential buyers. If you have a home with an amazing yard, you may not be able to showcase your home’s amenities in the winter.
And when the hot Fresno summers have scorched everything to a fine, yellowish brown? Well, that might not be the optimal time for showing off that yard, either.
If you’re a homeowner with a breathtaking spring garden, koi pond, or other outdoor feature, spring is basically the sweet spot for showcasing your home.
But Why the Start of Spring?
In the title of this post, I mentioned that the start of spring is the time to sell. Here’s why.
Right now, there is very little inventory. That means fewer people are selling their homes at this time/there are fewer homes on the market. You know the phrase “the early bird gets the worm”? Well, in this case, the sellers who put their homes on the market first will have the advantage of reaching buyers looking to, well, buy.
Many sellers wait until spring to put their homes up for sale (for the landscaping reasons I mentioned above), and when they do, that creates competition—competition between you and your neighbors. When they put their homes on the market next to yours, the price goes down because somebody always has deeper pockets or more urgency to sell. In other words: it’s super important to beat your neighbor to the market.
If you have questions about when is the best time to sell your home, I’m happy to talk you through it.
Or, if you’re considering selling your home this year, give me a call at 559-286-0055 or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll talk about how spring might be the perfect time to put your home on the market—no obligation.