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Which Season Is the Best Time of Year to Sell Your Home?

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Some seasons are better than others for selling your home.

But a great real estate agent sells homes all year round. When demand for homes is high, you don’t have to worry so much about timing. Still, there are steps that you, as a homeowner, can take to help reduce the number of days your home is on the market. None of these require extensive home renovations, and you can implement them in the course of a single afternoon.

Spring

If you anticipate listing your home within the year, it’s smart to take some high-resolution, exterior photos of your house and land in the spring. This is the best season to capture your landscape in full bloom, from trees to flower beds. Your real estate can combine your springtime exterior photos with current interior photos that will make your listing pop whenever you are ready to list it.

Summer

Summer is a season that evokes feelings of lightness and airiness, and you want your home to reflect that vibe. Before showings, declutter your house so there are lots of empty surfaces in every room. Lighten rooms by removing heavy blinds and draperies and replacing them with sheers. Place at least one living green plant in each room to indicate a thriving environment.

Fall

In the fall, don’t clean up every single last leaf from your lawn. Colorful fall leaves evoke childhood memories of crunching and playing in piles of leaves. Decorate your front door and steps with one or two tasteful fall decor items, such as mums, a pumpkin, or dried multi-color corn on the cob. Inside your home, consider a well-placed pumpkin or apple pie in the kitchen.

Winter

In winter, people want to feel cozy. If you want to reduce the number of days on the market, add textiles to your home, such as a crocheted throw over the back of a sofa, a few extra pillows on the beds and an area rug in the living room.

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