The Best Months To Sell Your House

by Maryann Ross Levanti 07/14/2019

Selling a house is a simple process if you have a real estate professional to guide you along the way. It can be a lot trickier when you are trying to do it alone, on your own with just a little help when you are ready to sell.

If you are planning on selling your property over the next few years, you can do so with knowledge about the right information that can get you what you need. 

With that, the following are some of the best dates to try and sell a house according to industry data:

The first month to try and sell a home is in May. Studies have shown that this one is the best month to sell. Why? 

  • Studies have shown that during this time homeowners receive offers that are 5.9 percent above estimated market value. Nearly six percent is a high number considering that most buyers are also trying to save money on their purchases.
  • May is a peak month where buyer interest in a property is at a high point. 

It is also good to try to sell a house during summer. When the heat is on, people love to be pampered by cool air, and they often agree to come to an open house when there is an air conditioning unit that is on full blast and maybe a refreshing drink or two. The advantage between the buyer and the seller often favors the seller during the summer because the buyer wants to settle in before the fall.

Families are also much more willing to make a purchase and move during the summer since the kids have finished with the school year. They can move from one state to another without overthinking about how the kids might adjust to a new school in the middle of the term.

If you plan on selling anytime, you can try listing your property after winter and wait out the market until summer. This step gives you a better view of the kind of buyer that you want to accommodate.

Now that you know the proper information on the date that you are selling your house, it is essential that you stay up to date. In the end, it is best to hire a real estate professional who can help you get the best deal when you are ready to sell. 

About the Author

Maryann Ross Levanti

I'm Maryann Ross Levanti, looking forward to meeting you and helping you find your new home and/or sell your current one. I've lived in Fairfield County the majority of my life - grew up in Westport, (Coleytown, Coleytown, Staples), undergrad at UPenn, masters from Edinburgh, Scotland. I'm ABR and GRI certified, and hold a broker's license in real estate, as well as a provisional appraiser license. Additionally, I am the exclusive agent for CCO Habitats - a HOBI award winning building company which regularly offers new construction homes as well as renovated homes to the market in Westport. In my 20 plus years of selling homes, I've learned many things - among them - the customer is not always right. Nor am I. However, if we work together we have a much better chance of being correct and either getting your home sold or finding the home that best suits your needs. Yes, I'm outspoken and opinionated. But anyone with a license can open a door - wouldn't you rather have doors opened by someone who actually tells you the truth and is willing to put her years of experience and knowledge into working 24/7 for you to help you understand what you're getting into? You may not always like what you hear, and there are no crystal balls in this business. But I believe an informed decision is always better. Hopefully you do too! As a yearly winner of the Connecticut Five Star Realtor award and frequently repeated recipient of customer service awards indicate; my priority is you, my client, and my clients appreciate it. Put my local knowledge, professional skills, ethics and dedication to work for you - give me a call 203.984.5157.