How to determine when it’s the best time for you to sell your house.

One question I get all the time is: When’s the best time to sell my home? That is kind of a loaded question, but there are a few factors that might help you make this decision. The truth is, there’s no one perfect time. If you Google this question, you might get a variety of answers, and that’s because things work differently in specific areas like Jacksonville than they do nationwide. To navigate all of this, you should consider these four factors: 

1. Seasons. Some areas of our country get extremely cold in the winter, so many people don’t like moving during that season. They have more of a seasonal market than we do. Our winter is milder, and I would say it’s a better time of year to move than in the heat of the summer. 

2. Schools. In a lot of areas, schools are the biggest driving factor. Many people want to move in the summer to make sure they get settled before their kids start school.

“The best time to sell your house is when it’s convenient for you and your family.”

3. Neighborhoods. Certain areas have more people coming in and out all of the time, like Jacksonville. That is mainly because we have three naval bases within 35 miles, so that causes a lot of people to be moving consistently. Also, many people relocate for their jobs. 

4. The current state of the market. My last blog post was on the state of the market, so if you want more information on that, click here. The market is something you want to consider, but obviously, it’s something that’s not in our control. Still, you may want to consider interest rates and where they’re expected to go. 

Overall, the best time to sell your house is when it’s convenient for you and your family—the best time for your situation is the best time to sell. If you have any questions or want more information, feel free to reach out. You can call or email me anytime, and I would be happy to hear from you.