When should I list my Barrington Hills real estate with my agent? It’s only January 2011, there is still a lot of snow on the ground and it is still cold. Are there really any buyers at this time of year?
I would always say that this does depend on what your personal moving goals are and this really is the first thing I would want to discuss with you. Once we have established what your home moving time-frame is we can decide on a plan of action for you and your property.
Now we can address the other two aspects to the question. First let’s deal with the weather. Yes it is cold, snow is on the ground and spring is at least three months away. Granted March will bring the spring season but it might not bring much by way of warmer weather. Is it the warmer weather we want to bring buyers out to start looking at homes for sale in the Barrington area.
If it is cold are their buyers looking? Absolutely yes. Only the hardy will jump in the car and start driving neighborhoods but many many more are at their computers commencing their home search. It’s just so easy to get a lot of home buying research done online. I know what you might ask-are they actually looking at homes? Again yes. Both last weekend and the preceeding one I had buyers looking at homes in the area. I am also dealing with online enquiries for relocations looking for the country suburban lifestyle.
So if the timing is right, your home is ready, then you should list your home for sale with a local agent; one that does a lot of online marketing, now. No matter what the year is, history tells us spring is the busiest time of year for buyers. Of course if timing is not right then wait until it is. Read how we market homes, or ask for an appointment.