When you have made the decision that you want to move to a retirement community such as Riddle Village, there will be several things you need to take care of before you can think about starting your new life. If you are a homeowner, you will probably have quite a few questions going through your mind, especially “When should I sell my house?”

Before you start talking to realtors or make a move to list your house, make sure you know exactly which apartment you want to move into at Riddle Village and check to make sure one is available. Your house may sell more quickly than you expect, so you need to be sure there is an apartment waiting for you.

What is the Best Season to Sell My House?

The timing of when you should sell your house can be affected by several different factors, and one of them is the season. In most areas, spring is the best time to put your house on the market.

According to a recent study at Zillow, the best month to sell your home is May. Their study showed that homes that were put on the market the first two weeks of May sold about 18.5 days faster than homes put on the market at other times. Home sales at the beginning of May sold at about one percent higher than the average listing, which on average is a premium of about $1,700.

According to Realtor.com, however, 50% of home sales occur in the Summer. This may be because families do not want their children to have to switch school’s mid-year. Apparently, summer is when home buyers are most active.

Why Spring is the Right Time to Sell

Spring is a time when people often feel upbeat and hopeful for the future. Flowers are blooming and the sky is often blue and clear, leading to the opportunity for great marketing photos to showcase your home at its best.

Potential buyers are planning for the future and most hope to be settled in their new home by fall. This is especially true for families with children, who hope to move in before the next school year starts. Since loans typically close in 30-60 days, spring is the most promising time for buyers to be able to move into their new home and get settled before school starts or before the weather starts to turn. Another reason spring is a great time to sell a house is that people may be stir crazy after months of bad weather indoors and are excited to get out to go home shopping.

Preparing to Sell Your Home

There is no way of knowing how long it will take to sell your house once you decide to list it, but on average it takes around 65 days to sell a house. If your home is in good shape and well-priced, it could sell in a matter of weeks. That’s why it’s important to be sure you know exactly where you’re going next.

With spring approaching, it’s prime time to get ready to sell your house if you have already made plans to move to Riddle Village. Contact us to learn more about choosing an apartment and getting ready to move into Riddle Village. Or visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.