Selling FAQ's February 20, 2019

When is the best time of year to sell my house?

Selling your house is a major event! Typically, something has changed in your life that has prompted this decision. Maybe you need more space, or maybe your kids have moved out and it’s time to downsize. Regardless, when you feel it’s about time for a change, you have some choices to make. So the next question you have is, ‘when should i sell my house?’.



Most real estate industry professionals agree, along with years of market statistics, that the housing market begins to ramp up in the spring, peaks in the summer, and tapers off in the fall. The conventional wisdom behind this is to make homes available, and moving convenient, for families before the school year starts.


So, the big question is, where is the ‘sweet’ spot? Late spring and/or early summer. This is the time of year when the real estate market has begun to get into full swing, and serious home buyers are ready to make a move. The inventory of available houses hasn’t filled up yet, and buyers want to make sure they have time to find the right house and move in with time to spare! Also, if your homes potential pool of buyers probably needs to sell a house to make the transition, you want to give them ample time to get their house on the market during the hot season.


Make sure to give your real estate agent a call at least a month before you want your house on the market. It takes time to prepare your home to go live. This includes ‘de-cluttering’ and complete any unfinished projects, schedule professional photography, determine a marketing strategy, and make your home ‘go live’ on the market!


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Mike Petrillo is a licensed real estate agent in the state of Washington. For more information about buying or selling personal property in the Tri-Cities area, feel free to reach out via email or text, or submit an inquire here:


Mike Petrillo

Real Estate Agent | 509-579-2247 | 490 Bradley Blvd, Richland, WA 99352