Springtime has finally arrived in Minnesota! The trees suddenly have leaves on every branch. The grass is green again and growing like crazy. Everywhere you look there are pretty flowers blooming in all shades of bright colors.
With all the yard work and spring activities going on, selling your house and moving later in the year might be the last thing on your mind. However, the listing photos of your house can make or break the difference to a potential buyer.
Traditionally, the best time to sell a house has been in the spring. The snow melts away as the housing market heats up from a months long slumber. Kids are getting out of school so it’s the perfect time to list your house and move.
However, it might not be the best idea now. Listing your home in the spring when everyone else does leads to increased supply and more competition. It’s harder to stand out in a crowded market.
These days, potential buyers carry phones with them that have a multitude of apps and websites on them to monitor the listings. There’s no need to wait until warmer weather now as potential buyers can keep an eye on the market at all times. They understand a house won’t show as well in the colder months, so why not give them something to look forward to with their new house? Taking photos of your house and yard in all their spring glory will help your house stand out from the rest of the market in the fall and winter. Potential buyers look at spring photos and envision their kids playing on the lawn or hosting barbecues with friends. That’s much better than a house blanketed with snow that brings to mind hours of shoveling snow.
If something comes up like a job transfer or the perfect house, don’t be afraid to sell later in the year. The photos of your house you took in the middle of Spring that showcase your property at its best will help your listing stand out from all the rest!