When Is the Best Time of Year to Sell a House?

posted by: John & Melissa Steele in Q&A

14% of moves that Americans made in 2019 were to a new state, while 65% were within the same county. No matter where they are going, it's clear that Americans are buying and selling homes! 

Choosing to move is a big decision, especially if you're planning on moving long distance. It's a good idea to hire a real estate agent to take some of the stress off of your shoulders! 

Even with the additional help, what is the best time of year to sell a house? How do you know when it's the right time to get started?

To learn more about selling a house (and buying a house), keep reading below to find out when you should make it happen. 

What Is the Best Time of Year to Sell a House?

In most areas of the country, the best time of year to sell a house is in the spring.

Part of this depends on your climate. You're able to reap the benefits of warm days that aren't too warm (like in the summer) and avoid the snowy, icy mess that comes with winter. 

If you live somewhere like San Diego, you know that the weather is already pretty consistent year-round.

Other parts of the country, like the north or south, don't experience this same consistency. As a result, those markets are a little bit different.

The months of May and June are typically the busiest times for sellers, no matter where you live. This is because this is when you can potentially make the most money on your sale. 

How to Maximize Your Profits With a Home Sale

A simple way to maximize your profits when it's time to sell your home is to lower your costs. Although this is easier said than done, some of the things that you may want to pay attention to include:

  • Home repairs
  • Closing costs
  • Staging fees
  • Taxes

If you're able to, you should do some of the home repairs, and even the staging of your home, on your own. This will save you money in the long run.

You also want to talk to your real estate agent about potential closing costs and their agent fees. This helps you plan ahead of time, but it also will give you more peace of mind knowing what you're getting into before you start the process.

For tax information, it may be helpful to discuss this with your real estate agent, but you also may want to consult a tax attorney or CPA for more advice.

Do You Need Help Moving to San Diego?

Now that you know what the best time of year to sell a house is, you may be ready to work with experienced real estate agents.

Whether you already live in the San Diego area or are planning to move here soon, we would love to help you! 

Contact us today to learn more about our real estate agents, and let us help you find your dream home today.

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