Spring is here, ready, set, go! If you were to poll a million people, “what’s the best time to sell a house?” I’m pretty sure everyone would answer….SPRING TIME! Well it’s here and if you’re Baltimore Realtor in this rollercoaster of an industry, you’re on an instant high. It’s a great feeling to list a house and feel like it will be under contract before you get a chance to syndicate and advertise the listing.
I have a few ideas of my own why it think spring is a popular time to sell your house:
1. Most school’s end of the year is in May/June. Elementary, middle, high, but I think mostly college puts the home buying in motion. I’m not saying that college kids are a major percentage of buyers every year. I am say that those college kids that start renting, usually start and end a lease in May/June or August/September. That cycle stays with you as to move into different locations. SO when you buy your first house, you are usually still in that same cycle. This also means that the sellers of the home the recent grads are buying, are also buying someone else’s home. The buying and selling of homes is mostly a gigantic chain reaction!
2. By the spring, you have totally recovered from the holidays. The weather has changed and flowers are in bloom. I always feel like it’s easier to get your day started when it’s sunny and 70 degrees! A listed home gets better daylight in the warmer months. As buyer tour your home, you don’t have to worry about tracking snow and shoveling a walk way. Showing houses is just easier in the spring!
Here is a house that I just listed. 2808 Airdrie Ave, Abingdon MD 21009
This house is quite large, with 2400 sq ft above ground and an entirely finished basement. The house feels barely touched as the owners have been meticulous on the maintenance. The big backyard is fenced in, there’s an attached 2 car garage, and a low maintenance deck out back. Sellers installed new carpet throughout, bathroom vanities (double), kitchen SS appliances, and high efficiency steam washer and dryer. With 4 bedrooms, a fully finished basement, 2 walk-in closets, and a ton of storage – this house is ready for you to spread out! Home is located in the popular Bel Air school district.
4 large bedrooms
2.5 baths (2 baths have double vanities)
3 finished levels including a large open basement
Wide open backyard with a recently installed fence
Low maintenance deck off the kitchen w/ sliders.
Let me know if you’d like more information on this house!
Suzie Coronel – RE/MAX Preferred