Realtors this time of year hear the same phrase over and over: “I want to wait till spring.”
However, it is actually a mistake to wait for the market to heat up in the spring. Why? Because that is what everyone does.
The buyers come out in January, especially when we had a relatively warm January like this year. Every year the inventory of houses for sale increases dramatically from April to July. When a seller puts their house on in February or March, the inventory has not started to rise yet.
Less inventory means less competition. Less competition means a higher chance of selling at a higher price.
Call your Century 21 professional today for a free market evaluation. You may be surprised what your home is worth.
Bill Hubbard is a real estate broker and the owner and broker of a four-office real estate firm in the Okanagan-Shuswap. He has been in real estate for 28 years and has been an owner and broker in Vernon for 20 years. At almost 60 years old he is just as passionate about real estate as the day he started.
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