As I sit here listening to March roar like a lion, I'm already anticipating, as are so many others, that spring is just around the corner. Tuesday gave us a taste of warmer weather, and more can't come fast enough to suit most of us. With the arrival of spring, buyers get a burst of energy, from lighter evenings and fewer travel headaches, as well as from the necessity for moving forward with yearly plans after a winter of hibernation. If you are a seller, will you be ready?
It's hard to keep a property looking nice with snow, ice, and sand all over. It's also hard to get repairs and maintenance done, especially on the outside of buildings. However, once spring pops, and buyers appear, you need to be ready to strike while the iron is hot. You can't assume that the first warm day will be soon enough to think about repairs and improvements. The paperwork and the marketing materials take a couple of weeks to prepare and execute. Flyers and mailings take time to sink into buyers' minds. Even when people decide upon a property, the financing and inspection processes can seem endless.
It all begins with the seller, and the sooner, the better. Get ahead of the curve, and be ready for those buyers when they come, even if it seems like "hurry up and wait". Call your agent today, and be the lucky seller who meets the market head-on.