There will be no surprise that the most ideal selling window falls within the Spring housing market. HOWEVER, it is not the entire Spring Market and it is often a surprise to learn just how small that ideal window can be each year. Depending on weather patterns, the spring market can trickle to a start sometime in March, and can reach into early June. When you break down the data further though you can see a narrow window of ideal opportunity that typically lands amid the same stretch of time each year. That ideal window falls between mid April, and about mid May, and is defined (by me) by higher buyer activity combined with a spring inventory season that hasn’t gotten all the way to its peak just yet.
I fully appreciate that it’s not always possible to orchestrate the perfect move and pinpoint just the right time to sell or buy your home. However, for those who are interested in trying, and able to take the time to prepare their home and wait with their finger on the “go” button, knowing what that ideal window might be can make a big difference. Yes, this is all perfect world stuff. Thankfully, there are plans and standards of practice out there that will help you put your best foot forward any time of year. So, whenever you need to, and are ready to, buy or sell I don’t recommend getting too emotionally tied up in timing the market. I would spend much more time considering your preparedness, and your considering Realtor® partner for the journey.