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Spring Selling: A Good Season to Sell in St. Louis?

May 22, 2019 | Industry News

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For homeowners ready to sell their St. Louis property, spring is a great time to do so. The winter chill has disappeared, and warm sunny days have set in. Families are approaching the end of the school year, and St. Louis is awakening in the warm weather. If you’re considering selling, get your home on the market soon to take advantage of all this season offers sellers.

Outdoor Appeal

After a long winter, St. Louis really comes to life in the spring. For sellers, this provides a great opportunity to make a statement with their curb appeal. Cleaning up your yard and planting some flowers can instantly make your property more appealing. It’s also a good time to perform any exterior maintenance that you couldn’t do during the winter. Make any necessary repairs and ensure the outside of your house is ready for buyers. It’s also a great time for a fresh coat of paint. If you have an outdoor living space like a deck or patio, spring allows you to maximize the area. Showcase these spaces to prospective buyers now that it’s the perfect weather to enjoy them.

Convenience for Buyers

As much as location is important when it comes to buying a home, so is time. Spring is often the most convenient seasons for buyers to make a home purchase, especially if they have a family. It gives them enough time to find a home and to be completely settled in before the new school year. This can be a major motivator for busy families.

Sell Faster

A study conducted by Zillow showed that homes sold about 15% faster in the spring than in other seasons. It also showed that they tended to sell for about 2% higher. This is great news for spring sellers. A fast sale and at a better price? That’s a seller’s dream. If you’re motivated to sell your home and finish up the process, this is an ideal time to list.

City’s Charm

While St. Louis is a wonderful city year-round, it’s particularly lovely in the spring. Residents are eager to be outside and explore the city. This gives St. Louis a great energy. It’s the perfect time of year to enjoy relaxing in a park or dining on a patio. These factors are often inspiring for prospective buyers, making them eager to get settled in a new place.

 

You can never predict exactly how a home will do on the market, but for sellers looking to boost their chances of a quick sale, spring is a great time to list. With St. Louis coming alive, the opportunity for beautiful curb appeal, and convenience for buyers, it’s no wonder this season is great for sellers.

 
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