When is the Best Time to Sell your Home in Beaufort, SC?
According to Clark Howard the best time to sell your home is May 1st to the 15th and we’ve also seen houses sell like hot-cakes during the red-hot-days of summer. But honestly, there is no one perfect time to sell and here is why.
First, you need to factor in the circumstances surrounding your decision to sell. Did you just land a new job or career where relocation is necessary, end a rental agreement or maybe you are going through a divorce? Whatever the reason, even if it was the ideal time to sell your home, you may not have that option.
So, what happens if you need to sell during the winter months?
Look at it this way – less competition. As a matter of fact, you could have 15 other houses in your same neighborhood on the market. With so many others competing to sell during prime time, it can be cutthroat, and competition makes it that much harder and stressful. If you are selling in the winter, you may be the only choice for one of the buyers that are purchasing a home in Beaufort, SC.
Another thing to remember, if someone is looking to buy during the winter chances are they are a serious buyer with motivation. You many not appreciate this now, but you won’t have 25 showings a week with a high percentage of those being tire-kickers. Spring and summer tends to bring out the “looky-loos”, while winter buyers are serious and have an immediate end-goal in mind.
Lastly, if you are buying during the winter and after the holidays, you won’t be competing with all the craziness of spring and summer. You’ll have more time to find the perfect house with less pressure to move quickly. There might be less homes on the market, but at least you won’t have to make an offer that same on a house to secure it.
In closing, winter might not be the ideal time to buy or sell your home but it is surely not the worse time. It really depends on a good Beaufort Realtor, some strategic planning, and knowing what to look for in your dream home.