Is it possible to time the market? Yes, and here’s the time frame you need to follow in order to do so.
I’m sure you’ve heard that timing the stock market isn’t a good idea, but when it comes to the real estate market, that’s far from the truth.
From the day you list your property to the day of closing, selling a house typically takes anywhere from 60 to 80 days. If you consider the couple of weeks you’ll need to prepare your property for the market, this means you’ll need to start the selling process two to six months before your desired closing day in order to properly time the market.
Contacting a real estate agent early will allow you to start putting the pieces together with the least amount of stress. If you contact our real estate team right now, for instance, we can walk you through the process and pinpoint the exact time frame it should take for your home to sell, what improvements you should make to your home, and what price you can expect to sell it for.
If you’re thinking of listing in spring or summer, now’s the time to reach out to us, so if you want to get the ball rolling, call or email us anytime. If you have any other real estate questions, feel free to reach out to us as well. We’d love to hear from you.