Our homes are our personal sanctuary.
Our only respite in a world of chaos and misery; the thought of somebody intruding on our home is sickening because all things considered, our homes are truly where our hearts lie.
For most of us, our entire lives will be spent paying our mortgages or making sure we are able to keep our home as our own.
But for others, through financial loss or potential gain, will sell their once beloved homes, and it will then become home to another family, equally ready to make it their own and cherish its walls with memories and laughter.
There truly is no good time to sell your home emotionally, as we will all often hold some sentiment when considering the memories, perhaps the best times of our lives, inside the brick and mortar.
Although, economically, there are very good times to sell your home.
Who Can Sell My Home for Me?
When you want to sell your home, it is important to consider all of the possible permutations that may arise from that one act.
It is important to find trusted real estate professionals to sell your home for you, to avoid huge expenses incurred and unwanted fees.
If you choose to have an unscrupulous real estate agent sell your home, you may cause both financial and emotional ruin for yourself, your family, and those who rely on you.
Having an unprofessional agent market your house can be devastating and it is important you do the correct research to find a professional, trusted, and well-reviewed agent with many years of experience.
Consider Selling in Spring
We all long for Spring and its beauty.
Wildflowers spring from once muddied and dampened ground; butterflies dance, and birdsong delights our ears.
Spring is not only beautiful but also, mostly, the best time of year to sell your house, surprisingly.
A home listed in the first two weeks of May will sell 18.5% faster than a home listed at any other time of year.
Many people will want to buy a new home for the summer, and many sell for the same reason.
Tax refunds are delivered in the latter end of winter and the early weeks of spring, meaning more money is afforded to would-be buyers; the warmer weather and later the darkness means more potential buyers are out canvassing for a home, and the best time of year to move is the summer.
However, if a constant rain pervades the ordinary sunshine, it may not be the best time of year; you may have to have your children taken from school to maintain the move, which will see them missing key exams which often take place toward the start of summer; competition is its fiercest, also.
But, notwithstanding, spring is the best time of year to sell a house, perhaps not to buy, but to sell certainly.
Summer Is Next Up!
Much like spring, although certainly not as popular, summer is the second-best time of year to sell a house.
Even, you may be surprised to find out, with the above paragraph considered, June is actually the top-selling month for house closing in some regions and countries.
Statistics have proven that June 28 is the day out of every year you are most likely to close a home.
In summer there are more daylight hours and the weather can be more predictable; the buyers can be more flexible when it comes to taking their children out of schools and holidays; the buyers will have an overwhelming sense of importance considering their children will need to be settled in school in the coming terms.
Do Not Sell in a Recession!
The worst overall time of year for you to sell your house is undoubtedly in a recession.
It perhaps is the stupidest thing you could ever do to sell your home during a recession, although unfortunately many homeowners are not given much of a choice.
Selling your home in a recession means you will likely lose out on a lot of money and perhaps undervalue your home significantly, maybe even having to sell for less than you have bought it for.
Considering selling your home for less than you have bought it for can be terrible if you still have mortgage payments due.
Defaulting on your mortgage can change your life negatively forever and sometimes can not be recovered from.
You should try as hard as you can to relent from selling your home, no matter how hard things get during a recession.
You should also, as aforementioned, make sure you never sell your home through unscrupulous channels and agencies, and it is important you do your research on your potential agents so that you do not end up in a significant amount of debt or involved in a fraudulent contract, which is not unheard of. Be safe.