Winter is here and so are the holidays. Over the past three months, I have talked to hundreds of families that are thinking of selling their home in 2019. The majority of which are leaning towards a summer sale. Although the summer months do have higher sales numbers year over year, there is also far more competition.
As you may know, True Realty works with both a high volume of buyers and sellers. This allows us to understand first hand the demand for available homes. For the past six years, I have seen a slow down in the market starting at the end of September when the kids go back to school. Then in late October, the market speeds up until Thanksgiving. After Thanksgiving, we are busy again until the end of December. Then comes the rush. The second week of January my phone rings every five minutes and I am running from one appointment to the next.
This year, True Realty currently has 16 active buyers that are getting prepared for the beginning of the year. Each buyer is holding off until the new year and waiting for more inventory to hit the market. With this many families waiting for houses just with us, I am confident in saying, the rush will not wait until the second week of January, it will be sooner!
If you are thinking about selling your home in 2019, my advise to you is not to wait until the summer. Although there will be lots of buyers looking for new homes, there will be a lot of sellers trying to move as well. Taking advantage of a large number of buyers and less inventory that will be available from January to April, will result in a great sales price for your home.
Please let us know when you are available for a free home sale consultation. We are happy to not only go over the value of your home and a plan to get it sold but will go over in details, the current and coming marketing conditions in your community. Understand Colorado’s fast-changing real estate market is key to making your sales process smooth and profitable.