So when is the best time to sell? That depends on you and your needs. But, some times of the year are better then others.
Typically the most sales happen from spring through summer. This is considered the “Home Buying Season”, the weather is nice, spring flowers begin to bloom, and the trees are starting to get leaves. Buyers might have been thinking about moving in the winter and are now actively looking.
Historically, most of the sales in Alamitos Heights happen during this time. Look at the graph below. This shows that most sales happen during this time period, except for December of 2010 and 2011 which was not typical.
So what does this mean to the seller? These dates used on the graph are the date the sale closed. Keep in mind, it can take 30, 60, 90 days or more to get an offer, then it can take up to 30 days to close. Working backwards, you need to start thinking about listing your house now. Then actually putting it on the market in January or February to be ready to take advantage of this time frame.
If you are thinking about selling your house, and would like to know the current market value or discuss a sales plan, call or email me. Remember, I am a Long Beach Real Estate Agent, Certified Appraiser, and a resident of Alamitos Heights, Long Beach. I know values.