Are you thinking about selling your house this summer? If so, make sure you read this blog post right away because you may want to reconsider! Here are 4 reasons why summer house selling isn’t ideal in Connecticut…
If you’re thinking about selling your house, you might be wondering if summer is the best time to sell, or whether you should wait and sell it later. Here are 4 reasons why summer house selling isn’t ideal in Connecticut (plus the one thing you should do instead)…
4 Reasons Why Summer House Selling Isn’t Ideal In Connecticut
Reason #1. It’s Hot
It’s summer. So, of course, it’s hot outside. That means some people won’t want to go out. Many people go on summer vacations as well which may diminish your buyer’s pool slightly. Many people are focused on other summer activities too when it’s hot such as going to the beach, not driving around looking at houses. It also means that you can get pretty stormy weather that keeps a lot of buyers away.
And the buyers who do come to your house will be very critical of just how cold (or not cold) your air conditioner is… even though it’s probably THEM that leaves the door open and lets out all the cold air.
Reason #2. It’s Dusty
It doesn’t matter whether you live in a dry area or a humid area, the summertime heat creates dust, which gets tracked into your house and covers everything. It’s a mess. And a hassle. And when the sun is streaming through the windows, you can actually see the dust floating through the air. Opening the windows usually isn’t the best solution to clear your house out, because then you’ll be letting all the cool air out and your home wont seem as cool and comfortable to buyers walking through.
Reason #3. There Are Fewer Buyers
In the summer, most people are taking vacations and getting away from their busy lives as I mentioned earlier. The kids are out of school and time off from work has been booked so people want to take their families to the cottage or to the Grand Canyon or to Disney World. Also, if the buyers have younger children, they don’t want to spend their summer driving their kids around to look at houses and the kids don’t want that either! Therefore, there are fewer people in the market to buy houses.
Reason #4. There Are More Sellers
Even though there are fewer buyers, many sellers love selling in the summer because they think it’s more convenient. They don’t have to worry about clearing a path from the snow. They don’t have to worry about people tracking mud in their homes from the snow either. Therefore, you’re not just competing for fewer buyers to look at your house, you’re competing against more sellers. Therefore, it’s harder to sell your house and even harder to sell it at a price you want.
If you want to sell your house, but you’re thinking about selling it in the summer, you may want to rethink that plan. Consider maybe planning on selling in the spring or fall seasons as an alternative. Here are 4 reason why summer house selling isn’t ideal in Connecticut, but there are other reasons too.