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Why You Should Sell Your House in The Springtime in Athens

You’ve probably heard it many times before, but it’s still just as true as it’s ever been: spring is the best time to try to sell a house. There are the obvious reasons, of course. Winter’s inclement weather is gone, the sun is out, and people are more inclined to be out house hunting. There are, however, less obvious – but perhaps more important – reasons why you should sell your house in the springtime.

Viewing Is Better

The sun is shining, the days are longer, and buyers are in a better mood in general – all good reasons to sell your Athens house in the springtime. But there’s also the benefit of houses looking better in the spring. Because the light is better, lawns are greening, and flowers are blooming, your home just looks better and more appealing.

In addition, daylight savings is back in effect. So days are longer, which allows more viewing time in better light. Interested buyers won’t be driving by to look at your house in the dusk after work.

Higher Sale Price

Basic supply and demand generally means lower prices when inventory is higher. But with real estate, it’s just the reverse.

In the springtime, when far more houses are listed, prices are higher. The reason for this is that real estate is highly seasonal, with home buying driven by weather and the school year, so there are a lot more buyers vying for the available homes during the spring. And that’s definitely a good reason to sell your Athens home in the springtime – because at that time of year you are likely to get more money out of it.

Better Valuation

A related reason to sell your Athens house in the springtime is that it will generally appraise at a higher valuation. Appraisers, remember, figure the value of your house chiefly on the basis of the value of comparable houses in the area. So if you put it on the market during a low-price season like winter, your house will be worth less.

When you want to sell during an “on” season like spring, experts recommend waiting till a few houses around have gone up for sale before putting your house on the market. That way, the appraiser can use the higher seasonal values of those other comparable houses to give yours a higher valuation. A word of caution, though: make sure your appraiser does, in fact, know the neighborhood and the home values.

Bidding Is Better

What could be better than having several buyers bidding on your home, fighting it out in a bidding war to see who the winner will be? That’s what can happen if you sell in the springtime. If you get your house on the market when inventory is high, you increase your chances of getting multiple offers.

With multiple offers and bidding competition, you not only can get a higher sale price, but buyers are also less likely to request concessions for repairs and closing costs. In addition, cash buyers are often particularly aggressive bidders in situations like this. And a buyer with cash in hand means a quick closing and a lot less headache for you as the seller.

Its pretty clear, then, that if you’re looking to sell, you should sell your Athens house in the springtime. What’s not always as clear, though, are the many other factors that influence price and selling speed. Just relying on the season alone may not be enough.

If you want to sell your house in the springtime, just give us a call at 706-426-1082 or fill out the form.

Georgui Kassaev

Georgui Kassaev was invited to this country in 1996 during the Atlanta Olympic games. The first place he came to call his home after leaving Russia and performing all over Mexico, was Athens. He became a professional mixed martial arts fighter, then coach, and eventually obtained two black belts in taekwondo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He formed a specialty carpentry and construction business which sparked his passion for real estate. He then rediscovered his first passion performing. After all, he has performed in the circus since he was eleven years old in front of thousands of people and then again when he was an adult as a professional fighter. In 2018 he landed his first 3 television roles. While acting, he continued developing his real estate skills, becoming a value-add investor in the Classic City and then getting his real estate license. He has now become a listing specialist in the Greater Athens Area, working with homeowners to protect their interests and get them the right price for their property! However, he never abandoned his construction roots and works with investor clients to help them buy properties based on their numbers with no aversion to making multiple offers. Georgui is fluent in three languages Russian, Spanish, and English. He is proficient in video production and social media marketing.

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