Selling your home: part I

Anthony Pierpont
Anthony Pierpont

Anthony Pierpont

You have decided it is time to sell your home to either upgrade to a larger home or if retired to downgrade to something smaller.  Either way you want to get the most out of your home while putting the least into it.  Here are a few tips that just might help you out with that.

The first question I am always asked is “When is the best time to put my home on the market?”  This is Minnesota and believe me everything has a season.  There is snowmobile season in the winter, construction season in the spring and summer and a Real Estate season that starts in March and goes through October.  Why March you may ask?  Because many people want to be in their new home before summer starts and want to be ready for the new school year in what could be a new school.  Put your home on the market in March, don’t overvalue it, and if in the right price range it should sell pretty quickly.  Now you can put your home on the market anytime.  The only time I would advise against it is from December through February.  Not only do you have the holidays to contend with along with the football playoffs, which occupies husbands during the weekends, but it is cold in Minnesota and people don’t always want to go out in the cold even to look at a home.  This does not mean you won’t get any showings but there will be less and the longer your home is on the market the less you will get for it.

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