There is no "best" time to sell per se.
Selling a house depends on supply, demand and other economic factors. But the
time of year in which you choose to sell can make a difference both in the
amount of time it takes to sell your home and in the ultimate selling price.
Weather conditions are less of a consideration in more temperate climates, but
most of the time, the real estate market picks up as early as February, with the
strongest selling season usually lasting through May and June. With the onset of
summer, the market slows. July is often the slowest month for real estate sales
due to a strong spring market putting possible upward pressure on interest
rates. Also, many prospective home buyers and their agents take vacations during
mid-summer. Following the summer slowdown, real estate sales activity tends to
pick up for a second, although less vigorous, fall market, which usually lasts
into November when the market slows again as buyers and sellers turn their
attention to the holidays. If this makes you wonder if you should take your home
off the market for the holidays, consider the advice of veteran agents: You are
always more likely to sell your house if it is available to show to prospective