The Best and Worst Times to Sell a Home

August 23, 2019
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Time of year can have a big effect on the demand for and profits from a home for sale, Business Insider reports.

ATTOM Data Solutions analyzed more than 28 million single-family home and condo sales over the past eight years and determined that those who sold homes in the summer had more success selling their home quickly and for their desired price.

According to the study, June and August reported the highest numbers of home sales, 2,881,400 and 2,802,268, respectively.

"Families start their home search when they know their kids will be out of school and when the weather is ideal for home viewing and moving, giving home sellers an upper hand in price negotiations."

Those who sold their homes during colder months — namely, October and December — reported much lower seller premiums than those who sold their homes in the summer. Homes sold in October and December sold for a median price of $188,000 with an AVM of $182,000, only making a 3.3% premium for the seller.

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