If you are like many buyers and sellers, when you are in the moment of looking to purchase or thinking of selling your home, you all ask the same questions; Is now the right time to sell your home? Likewise, is this the right time to buy a home? My simple answer is, “the best time depends on your priorities, goals, and situation.”
When I started in this business almost 20 years ago, my ego sometimes got the best of me; I thought I knew it all and could foresee when rates would go up or down and how these changes would affect the housing market. I learned very quickly that I do not possess this superpower. I promptly changed my tune – my job is to guide my clients with the safest and most secure loan choices possible and let the historical data help build some consensus to formulate a plan or strategy to buy or sell.
With that said, it’s interesting to see what market professionals are saying is the best time to sell your home. If you have been on the fence waiting for the right time to sell, you might want to look at the data. According to Realtor. com®’s fourth annual Best Time To Sell report, the ideal time to list your home in Sacramento is the week of April 17. Because it possibly has the perfect balance of housing market conditions that favor home sellers, more so than any other week in the year.
Also, Money.com listed Elk Grove #4 on their list of best places in the country to sell a home in 2022. According to Realtor.com’s chief economist Danielle Hale, “Sellers listing in mid-April can expect to find relatively high buyer interest, coupled with limited competition from other sellers, that equates to fast-selling homes at top dollar,” she said in a recent news release. But, of course, market conditions are variable and not always the same for everyone, and the best time to list your home can change quickly.
If you think it’s time, here are three things you should do first:
#1) Find an experienced lender to secure financing to know your options and what you qualify for if you are thinking of buying a new home after you sell. It’s not just about getting a great interest rate; it’s also about working with a lender who will take the time to be sure you are in the right loan for your situation.
#2) Find a great Realtor to work with to list your home and possibly help you find another. I know some of the best in the business and would love to introduce you to one or two that work in your area.
#3) Layout your Game Plan with your agent and your lender. Once you have settled on your agent and lender, it is best to be open with your budget, dream neighborhood, and comfort level regarding the monthly payment and cash needed to close. This will help your team implement a strategy that will put you in the best position to win.
The above information is for educational purposes only. Guild Mortgage Company offers home financing only. All loans are subject to underwriter approval. Terms, conditions, and eligibility requirements apply.