Selling Your Home This Summer? Here’s Why It’s a Great Time to List

Research the best time to sell your home, and you’ll find tons of articles with different advice. Sell in the spring when more buyers are active, sell in the winter when there are fewer options on the market…In reality, there are selling perks to each season!

When it comes to summertime, there are a number of reasons why the next few months are profitable for sellers in Northeastern Mississippi. If you’re looking to list your home soon, check out a few of the benefits—and give us a call when you’re ready to get started.

Buyers Are Active

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It is true that springtime is a busy time for buyers, but a lot of that action sticks around through summertime. After all, school is out (so buyers with kids can now bring everyone along to showings), and longer hours of daylight mean more people are out and about.

Since many buyers are on a timeline during the summer season and hoping to move before fall, they’re often more serious and motivated to make an offer.

It’s a Sellers’ Market

A person holding several $100 bills.

And that motivation translates to major benefits for sellers. With an increased demand and an active market, you stand to make a higher profit on your home—if you’re strategic, that is.

Perhaps most important of all, you have to price your home correctly. Luckily, since you’re coming off the busy spring season, the neighborhood sold reports will be plentiful! You’ll also likely be able to price higher and more competitively right out of the gate, since buyers are still active but there are fewer homes on the market compared to the last few months.

Curb Appeal is in Its Prime

A house and some greenery.

Another great reason to sell in the summer? You can make your home look its best! Summertime is maybe the best season when it comes to staging, since you can fully show off the outdoor areas of your home. The outside of house is the first part buyers will see, so make it pop.

Keep your lawn mowed and your garden weeded. Consider adding in some seasonal flowers for a pop of color and fresh scents. Spruce up your front porch with a fresh welcome mat and a few potted plants. Have some extra space in the backyard? Think about adding in a fire pit or a staged grilling area to show the potential of the space!

You’ll Have More Free Time

A man patching up a wall.

Even if your work life doesn’t slow down much, the longer hours of daylight will make it feel like you have more free time. So how does that translate to selling your home? It gives you more time finish a few value-boosting, DIY projects!

There are plenty of simple, cost-effective updates that can boost your listing price. Replace outdated lighting fixtures, remove popcorn ceilings, put a fresh coat of paint on the walls, upgrade your ceiling fans—get some inspiration, and see which projects you can try.

Ready to List Your Home?

If you’re thinking of putting your Northeastern Mississippi home on the market soon, then you’re in luck: summer is a great time to sell. Take a look at some of the resources our team has to offer, from finding the right listing price to outlining the steps to selling.

Whenever you’re ready to get started (or if you have a few questions), just give the J. Morris Realty Team a call!

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