Waiting for the Spring Real Estate Market to Sell Your Braemar Home?

Waiting for the Spring Real Estate Market to Sell Your Braemar Home? 

Ask ten Braemar home owners when the best time of year is to sell their home would be and I predict that all of them would tell you spring.  It is the busiest time of year for real estate, but not necessarily the best time of year to sell your Braemar home.

In the spring real estate market, Braemar gets overloaded with homes for sale. As such, buyers look for the best deal.  With the spike in inventory, home prices tend to sag a bit in spring.  Home owners need to be the best deal among many homes to get buyers to choose them.  We see a lot of prices lowered, particularly the further we get into spring. 

While spring does bring lots of activity, not all buyers in the spring market are serious.  There’s nothing like warm weather and budding trees to bring a tire kicker out of hibernation and browsing through homes.

The fall and winter markets are another story entirely.  The tire kickers are not out browsing for homes.  Those braving the cold and sometimes snow are serious buyers.  And since there is less to choose from during the winter, the home prices seem to spike during the fall and winter.  Serious buyers with less to choose from means a Braemar home owner is more likely to get a higher price in the “off-season.”

If you are waiting for spring to put your Braemar home on the market, you may want to reconsider.  Give me a call.  No one knows Braemar better!

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA, Long & Foster REALTORS®

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com, www.NVARealEstate.net, www.SpeakingOfHomes.net

 

 

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One thought on “Waiting for the Spring Real Estate Market to Sell Your Braemar Home?

  1. As it has been explained to me, distances one mile from the school grounds by sidewalks are the ones that have to walk. The reason the kids in THV on the streets affected by this proposed path aren’t walking now is the walking distance is more than a mile. The path would cut that. However, the shortest path to the school has extreme uphills and downhills and is wooded on both sides. I hear a lot of parents upset about the safety of kids walking that way to school.

    In the days when I was in school, this would be a no brainer. Nowadays, kids backpacks look like they are trying to carry filing cabinets. I think a 1 mile distance for walking needs to be re-evaluated by the schools.

    The real issue for the residents of THV, who I represent, is that they will be losing bus service that they are currently using. These student could choose to walk now, but don’t.

    There is no one solution that will work for everyone. What concerns me is taking bus service from 4 dozen kids who are currently using it.

    Chris Ann Cleland

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