Thinking about selling your home then you should be thinking about all the factors that may impact your sale and if you are actually selling your home at the right time. Timing the market is important; when interest rates are low and buyer demand is high. But a seller’s market is not the only reason you should consider when selling your home, in fact the decision to sell is an individual choice. Read on to find out if in fact it is time to sell your home.

The very first thing you need to do is figure out if you actually need / want to sell your home. People sell their home for a variety of reasons; some may be expecting new additions to the family, others need to move due to job circumstances, while yet others may not be able to keep up financially and need to move in order to minimize their expenses. Each of the above reasons is important but some exert more pressure in terms of time. Therefore, consider if it is truly necessary to sell your home. Prior to putting you home up for sale figure out the amount of the loan that you still need to pay off. This way you will have a better idea of what your sale proceeds will be. Also, do not forget to do a bit of research. Compare similar homes in your neighbourhood with yours, and see what they are selling for. It would be a good idea to hire an agent at this point in order to help you. Agents have up to date information about the real estate market and can advise you about what price to list your home at. Many, will put their homes up for sale during spring, since this happens to be the time that many buyers are looking for properties to buy. However, spring is not ideal for all; homes that are located in good neighbourhoods with good school districts will have no problem selling in the spring or summer, since many parents’ goal is to seal the deal and move in prior to the start of the new school year. Homes in remote areas are independent of the school calendar as well. Lastly, you want to prepare your home for sale. Examine the condition of your home, this will help you figure out approximately how much time will be needed to make certain repairs and improvements. Aside from fixtures, you will also have to put some time aside for de-cluttering and cleaning. You should be aware that today’s buyers are well informed and expect to get the best for a good value. Therefore, if you have overflowing closets and a garage with barley any space you will need most likely few months to get the place in order. It is important to make all of these changes before you list your home in order to have a quick sale for the best possible price.