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Thinking of Selling Your Home? It Is All About Timing!

  • January 11, 2018
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Thinking of Selling Your Home? It Is All About Timing!

Thinking about selling your home in 2018? Wondering when the perfect time would be to put that For Sale sign on your front lawn?

The single most important factor in determining the time it takes for a home to sell and whether that home sells for list price or above can be solely attributed to the amount of competition in the marketplace.

There are many reasons to consider placing our For Sale sign on your front lawn in the coming weeks! There is normally a low inventory of homes in the west GTA, and beyond, during the first three months of the year.

Canadians prefer to move during the spring or early summer months. A move in January, especially this one, would be challenging! The most popular ‘closing’ dates are at month’s end in May and June. If you consider that the majority of real estate transactions have a closing date anywhere between 30 and 90 days after the purchase date, now is actually the time you should consider listing your home. For families, it is easier to sell a home when the children are in school and make the move at the end of the school year.

It is true that springtime in Ontario is a time of rebirth, when the winter greys give way to welcome bursts of colour. Gardens are in bloom, the grass is green and many potential sellers feel that this it the right time to list their home. But curb appeal should not be the deciding factor. It is worth noting that more inventory floods the market between April and June. That additional inventory creates competition in the marketplace which may make it more challenging for you to achieve top dollar for your home.

When it comes to selling your home, the first step is to engage the services of a top selling real estate agent who will expertly guide you through the process, ensuring positive results. Alex Irish & Associates, through years of experience, guarantee that all of their clients, whether selling or purchasing a home, will receive an unparalleled real estate experience.

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