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Why There's Never a Bad Time To List Your Home for Sale

Best time of the year to sell your house - SWAN Agency Real Estate - Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Southwest Harbor & Sullivan, MEWhen is the best time to sell a house in 2023? If you Google the question, you'll get many different answers.

The truth is, however, the best time to sell a house in 2023 is anytime! Believe it or not, there is no "perfect" month or time period for putting your home up for sale. We believe that there’s never a bad time to list your home.

Each Season Has Its Advantages 

Homeowners who sell during the fall or winter will find less competition than spring and summer sellers. Potential buyers are more motivated at this time of year than in warmer months, and sales move faster as brokers, inspectors and lenders aren't swamped with work.

Spring and summer are also ideal selling times because it's convenient to move in warm weather. This means there is a larger pool of buyers than during fall and winter. Additionally, parents will want to move during the summer, so their kids don't have to switch schools in the middle of a school year.

Home Preparedness Is More Important Than Timing 

Preparing your home for sale is more important than timing. You don't need to do costly upgrades, but you do need to make sure your home will appeal to potential buyers.

Easy ways to make your home attractive to potential buyers include:

  • Get rid of clutter both inside and outside your home.
  • Fix anything that's broken, be it a window, faucet or cracked tile.
  • Give the home a new coat of paint if it needs one. Choose neutral colors that will appeal to most buyers.
  • Mow the grass and plant some attractive flowering bushes. If you're selling in winter, keep the driveway shoveled.
  • Make sure the home is brightly lit. This could mean changing light bulbs, buying a few lamps, and keeping windows open to let in natural light.

The best time of the year to sell your house is anytime you're ready. If you're not sure when is the best time for you personally, consider these answers to common questions before putting your home on the market to make sure your home is ready.

The real estate market near Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island is strong thanks to its unique natural beauty, features and amenities. However, you still need the right broker to get your house in front of as many potential buyers as possible, no matter what time of year you decide to sell.

Swan Real Estate Agency is a team of expert brokers. We have the experience, expertise and large network of potential buyers you need to sell your home quickly and at a good price. Get in touch with us to start the process of prepping your home for sale now. The timing is perfect.

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