Now that we’ve sprung ahead with our clocks, you probably have the spring season on your mind! If you’ve been waiting until spring to sell your home, now is the time to do it. Our Keller Williams Memorial real estate team is here to answer any questions you may have and to help you through the entire home-selling process.
In the past, the Houston real estate market, along with the rest of the country’s real estate, used to hibernate during the winter months and then come back to life in the spring and summer months. While it’s still true that many sellers wait until spring, that isn’t true of buyers right now.
Houston homebuyers have been out, active and eager to buy! With rising mortgage rates and home prices, they’re in a hurry to lock down a rate and price before they pass their affordability point. Historically, mortgage rates are still low, but they are predicted to continue increasing this year, along with home prices. Buyers want to buy soon, so they can save!
The National Association of Realtors reported the top 10 dates that sellers listed their homes in 2017, and they all fell in April, May and June. What does this mean? It means that if you list your home today, you’ll beat the competition of other home sellers! Since buyers are out and eager, you may experience a fast sale, more negotiation power and a satisfying selling price.
Aside from strong buyer demand and less competition from other sellers, there are other great reasons to sell now, too. If you’re looking to move up to a bigger or more expensive home after you sell, you shouldn’t wait either! The sooner you buy, the more you could save on a mortgage interest rate and a home sale price. Our team at KW Memorial can help you sell and buy simultaneously and seamlessly this spring season.
Also, consider the reasons you want to sell your home. Is it to move up to a bigger or better home, to grow your family, or to move closer to work, better schools or aging parents? Do you want to sell so you can downsize and simplify your life going into retirement? No matter what your reasons are for selling, why wait? Move on with your life and your goals by accomplishing the first step!
If you have home-selling questions, or you’re ready to get going with the process of listing your home in the Houston real estate market, contact us. The Keller Williams Memorial real estate team is gearing up for a busy spring season, but you don’t have to wait until April! List now, beat the crowds and competition, and enjoy a fast sale. By the time April hits, you could already have a sold sign in your yard!