Times are changing and you’re thinking about moving the family into a new home. But before you start searching for your next dream home, you’ll need to figure out when you’re going to sell your existing home. Our current market in San Antonio and the surrounding area is referred to as a “Seller’s Market”.  This means that a seller will typically hold the upper hand in pricing and negotiations due to the abundance of buyers and relative shortage of available homes.  The bottom line is that the best time to sell is when YOU are ready.

It won’t come as a big surprise that there are fewer sales during the winter holiday season. Tensions run high during the holidays and budgets run low. Simply put, fewer people are buying and fewer people are selling. In our current hot market here in San Antonio, this is only a minor consideration.  Sales during the holiday period here have been breaking records over the last several years.

Conventional wisdom dictates that spring is the best time to sell a home. In spring, the holidays have past, the new school year is still a while away, and gardens and other outdoor spaces tend to look their best. And while spring is the season that sees the largest amount of buyers, it’s also the season when inventories are highest. This means lots of competition, so if you’re going to sell in spring, you really need to get your property to stand out with effective marketing and staging.

According to research, Thursday is the best day of the week to list your home for sale. By listing your home for sale on a Thursday, you can make it available immediately for weekend showings. Come Saturday – the busiest day for real estate – your home will have only been on sale for two days, which is great for attracting full-price offers. In general, the shorter amount of time your home remains on the market, the higher the offer you’ll receive.