When is the Best Time to Sell Your House?

It’s a new year and blog sites and the internet are full of advice from Realtors and other professionals that serve that industry giving advice to prospective home sellers.

According to some, the best time to sell a house is in the Spring when the market picks up. While others share that the best time is now when there is less competition as Buyers are out all year long. They focus on activity and price peaks which are both worthy considerations.

However, I am taking a different tactic here – in my opinion,
the BEST time to Sell Your House is . . . .

When it’s STAGED and READY TO SHOW!!!

You can put a house at the peak months, during the winter, when it’s slower, when it’s swift, in an increasing market, in a declining market, and unless the house is ready for Buyers to see it, the goal of Selling in the shortest time will not be met!

Think about these 3 key points:

1. Staging is a Listing Tool.
When a Realtor includes Staging as a key to marketing the property and lets the client know they believe in presenting the house the best way to the public and Buyers, this resonates with the Seller who wants EVERY tool available to them to get a successful sale and maximize their equity. And Sellers that are reading this – I include Staging as part of my Listing Package and Services for every house I list and sell.

2. Staging is a Marketing tool for the House.
When the house is on the market, Staging helps differentiate that property from many other houses that are not Staged and prepared for sale. This means it gains an edge over the competition. As your Realtor, I believe in presenting the very best property to the buying public and will take the time to ensure you make the best first impression. A Staged house sells up to 5 times faster than the un-Staged competition.

3. Staging is a Financial tool for Sellers.
It’s a fact that Staging will help a house sell at the best price – statistics that have been tracked for years prove this over and over. National Association of Realtors shared recently that the average price reduction is now 15% – that is a lot of equity to possibly risk losing versus investing in Staging a property.

So when is the best time to put your house on the market? When it’s ready for the buying public to come through. Don’t put your house on the market until it’s Staged and ready to show – that means in photos, virtual tours and in person!

For help getting your house prepared for sale prior to listing, please contact me.  My team includes the top professional accredited stager in the Denver region to ensure you have proper advice and help in getting your house Show Ready.  Then when I list it – it is going to make the best first impression and you will have the success you desire.


– John