Best Months to Sell Your Home – RANKED

When to sell? When to buy? When to close? If you’re in the beginning phase of putting your home on the market, you’ve most likely already been told that it’s a seller’s market out there. Lucky for you, right?! Yes, as long as you have a wise real estate agent and a thorough closing attorney by your side.

Although the current real estate market is in favor of home-sellers, you still need to find the right season for homebuyers. We’ll take you through the top 4 months to put your home on the market based on the demographic that your newly listed home in the Metro Atlanta area will appeal to!

1. July 

There are so many factors that make July the #1 month to sell your home. The obvious one being BEAUTIFUL weather! What better way to showcase what your home has to offer on the inside and outside than a beautiful summer day? The second biggest reason July is the top month to sell your house is children are on summer break so your home buyers have more time and convenience to move, change school districts and get settled all before the kids start their next school year.

2. August

August is ranked 2nd best month to sell your home for many of the same reasons that make July the hottest month for homebuyers to be shopping the real estate market! Although listing your home in August could be a little riskier than July, due to the school year quickly approaching, but if you know you’re in a desired real estate location like Woodstock, GA, then you could set yourself up for the perfect bidding war. In this “seller’s market” we see a lot of homebuyer bidding wars that result in homes selling above list price. MAJOR WIN!

3. September

I know, we said to sell while the kids are out of school but September could still work for the young families on the search! Young growing families with children who are not yet in the school system will be searching while the weather is still nice. So if you have a home near a good school district, listing your home in September could motivate a lot of homebuyers to close before the holidays begin!

4. October

If your home is more the bachelor pad type or a retirement community, you don’t have to work around the general school schedule. However, you will want to get your home listed before the Holiday Season and FLU season begins! No one wants a lot of foot traffic in and out of their homes during this time (not to mention, where will you hide all of the presents?). List your home at the beginning of the fall season so you can have it sold before the Christmas trees are up and the germs are out!

If you’re ready to sell your home and need to be connected with a team that will know the in’s and out’s of the real estate market, we’re here to help! Give us a call today and let our expert team guide you through the process.

Finding the Right Closing Attorney

Buying or selling a home is complicated for anyone, whether you’re a first-time buyer or an experienced flipper. There are a lot of moving parts in every real estate transaction, which means that even the slightest hiccup can cause the entire deal to fall apart. That’s why choosing the right closing attorney is just as important as choosing the right property – some might look perfect at first, but the right choice should be the one that you can really live with.

So how do you find the right closing attorney for your needs? Hey, thanks for asking! We are experts, after all. We’ve put together a list of a few things that will help save you hours of internet searching (and potentially thousands of dollars in misplaced legal fees).

1)    Service, service, service.

They say that the most important factor in real estate is location, location, location. But what happens after you find that perfect spot? You want a closing attorney that has time for you – someone who is available to answer your questions, handle unexpected issues, and be there for you when you need them. Buying and selling property is a major financial transaction, and you want to be sure that your money (and your sanity) is in the right hands.  

2)    The client always comes first.

This is a principle that applies across almost every business model, but it’s especially important in real estate. Your closing attorney should be prioritizing your needs, not the needs of their firm. Working with an independent attorney can help ensure that you, the client, will always come first. You want someone who is upfront about what they require from you, and in turn, honest about what they are doing and why. These key details can be lost when you work with a major firm that is trying to meet quotas (which could result in hidden fees).

3)    It’s all about who you know.

Real estate is a word-of-mouth market. If you’re looking for an agent, where do you turn: the internet, or your friends and neighbors? The same goes for finding the right closing attorney. Some large firms might have shiny offices and slick marketing campaigns, but that doesn’t mean they’re the best at what they do. Look for a closing attorney who has established relationships with your trusted neighbors, friends, or colleagues. The impression a closing attorney leaves with their clients is far more important than the number of floors in their office building.   

In closing (wink wink), finding the right attorney is crucial to a successful experience. The best choice is someone who makes themselves available to you, who puts your interests first, and who comes with a solid reputation. Or, make it easy on yourself and stop looking – you’ve already found us.