A slow real estate season is defined as a period of time that has less activity —fewer listings, fewer transactions, etc. —than other times of the year.
In many areas, the slow season is in the winter, but it can be at other times as well. The question you might be asking is, “Does it make sense to sell in a slow season?” In most cases, the answer is yes. Why? Consider the following: First of all, just because there is less activity in the local market doesn’t mean the market isn’t tilted in your favour. It might, in fact, be a seller’s market, with some eager buyers just waiting for a property like yours to become available. Also, a listing tends to stand out more when there are fewer competing properties for sale.
So, if you sell now, your listing will likely get noticed.
It is also worth considering what the market might be like if you wait a few months before selling. The real estate market is notoriously difficult to predict. It might, in fact, end up being less ideal to sell a few months from now than it is today. If you’re worried about whether your home will sell in a slow market, consider this: Properties sell all the time and in every kind of market. Yours can too. So, the question shouldn’t be “Should I sell today?” The question you really want to ask is, “If I sell today, how much am I likely to get for my home, and how long will it likely take to sell?”When you get those answers, you’ll be able to make a more informed decision as to whether you should sell now or later.
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