The Top Reasons To List Your Home In The Summer
There are several benefits to listing your Coachella Valley home for sale in the summer.
There are several benefits to listing your home for sale in the summer.

Just because the weather heats up doesn’t mean the market cools down. In fact, according to data from Real Data Strategies, the number of sold listings in the Coachella Valley has risen year-over-year for the last two years when comparing Q3 of 2014 to Q3 of 2013 (13.% increase), and Q3 of 2015 to Q3 of 2014 (4.5% increase). There are many excellent reasons to list your home for sale in the summer. This is the first installment of a three-part series about the benefits of listing your home for sale in the summer. 

  1. Lower Inventory Means Less Competition

Yes, the summer is a hot opportunity to list, but not everyone gets the memo. There are traditionally fewer homes for sale on the market, which means that your listing will stand out, which leads to point number 2 . . .

  1. Online Searches Go Way Up

The heat isn’t the only thing that rises in the desert during the summer. Online web searches for homes go up as well. With Coachella Valley residents, who own about 50% of the homes in the market, staying inside to enjoy the frosty conditions offered by air conditioning, their search for homes heads online. Home searchers from out of area will also browse online listings in the summer to get a head start on their home search, which leads to point number 3 . . .

  1. Buyers Want to Close In Time For Fall

Homebuyers want to have the ink dry on the paperwork before the fall arrives. For locals, kids go back to school so being settled into a new place is critical. For second home owners from out of the area, having the transaction signed, sealed, and delivered means they can start focusing on setting up their vacation home and enjoying it during the peak of the season. Which brings us to point number 4 . . .

  1. URGENCY!

With lower inventory and a time crunch to get in before season, buyers feel an urgency to buy. They can’t buy your home if it isn’t listed!

Our coastal markets of San Diego and Orange County are experiencing their prime real estate season this time of year, and for many of the same reasons as listed above. With the kids out of school for the summer, and working professionals taking time off to enjoy a summer holiday, the third quarter is one of the busiest in Southern California. If you are considering whether now is the time to list or buy a home, contact one of our real estate professionals to help you evaluate your options.

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