Schools out, weeds sprout - there is no mistaking it - summer is here. Long, hot days may tempt us to stay indoors, but if you’re considering a purchase or sale of a home, this is the peak time to do it. Here’s why:
If you’re considering a purchase, the influx of available homes affords you some real benefits - the opportunity to hold out for the amenities you want, more property choices if a buy falls through, better buying leverage for price negotiation.
Because its peak real estate season, you have an opportunity to unload and buy at the same time! Selling a home is easiest during the summer, giving you the freedom to make offers without seller contingencies. A seamless transaction is within reach.
During the summer, your potential neighborhood is alive and active more than any other time of year. Take this opportunity to evaluate. How safe is it for kids to play outside? Who are the rowdy neighbors to look out for? Do other homeowners maintain their property? Make sure to use this chance to test the AC! Don’t forget to check the heating system as well. Sellers could be concealing an outdated or broken system, believing you won’t think to test it in the sizzling heat.
When kids are out for summer vacation, there is no better time to transition from one school to the next. If you’re considering changing towns, this gives you the opportunity to acclimate your children to a new environment before the school year gets into full gear. It’s also easiest to make the move, without the threat of accruing absences or losing assignments.
Summertime proves to make the entire real estate experience much easier. Take advantage of the season to make your move. If you’re considering a purchase or sale, our firm offers a free consultation. We’re happy to review your transaction even before you make an offer. Give us a call. Drop us a line. We’re here to help.