Q: I am thinking about listing my home for sale soon, but am wondering if it is better to wait until after the Holidays are over. What’s the best time of year to sell a home in Tampa Bay?
A: When you are considering selling a home in Tampa Bay, there are several “busy” times of year to think about. While this may not be the case up North where its snowing, normally I find we are busiest with buyers during the Holidays! The weather in Florida is nice this time of year and the kids are out of school. Spring Break and during the summer when school is out are other busy seasons – from about May through the end of August. These are normal times when most people can take vacation time and if they are in the market for a home, they will look at houses. In fact, this past week with Thanksgiving – my phone was ringing off the hook with buyers who were off from work and wanting to look at homes. I found this to be the same during the weeks preceding and after Christmas as well. So don’t wait to list your home for sale, and take advantage of the fact that snowbirds may be here for the holidays too and thinking about making Florida their permanent home! Tasteful holiday decorations and staging may help as well with giving your home that cozy feel.