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Why Wait Until Spring to List? The Buyers Aren't Waiting to Buy.

With the inventory being low in our area also, we thought it would be a good idea to share this. Thank you again Chris Ann 

Why Wait Until Spring to List?  The Buyers Aren't Waiting to Buy.

There is something about the transition to a new calendar year that gets everyone excited about change.  It is a time for fresh starts, new outlooks, resolutions.  And for many who want to buy a home, it's time to get out there and start looking.

Since January first, I have picked up four new buyers.  Yes, in five days my buyer roster went up by four clients.  The bad news is that there isn't much to sell these guys because many sellers are waiting until spring to list.

Why wait?  The buyers aren't.  Get your home on the market now and take advantage of not having as much competition.  You might be able to squeeze a bit more out of your home when it comes to sales price.  The more competition you have in the spring, the more competitive your price has to be to get attention.  

Spring is not always the best time to sell.  Beat the rush to market and list now.  The buyers are out here waiting for homes like yours to hit the market.

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker- Licensed in Virginia, GRI, SFR, Northern Virginia Short Sale Specialist. Affiliated with Long & Foster, 7526 Limestone Drive, Gainesville, VA 20155.  To contact Chris Ann, call 703-402-0037 or email  Or you can visit her website:

Header photos taken by Chris Ann Cleland.

Mike & Marie Edwards

Broker/Owners, CMA,SFR

Mike (970) 231.2004 or Marie (970) 231-0495




Comment balloon 4 commentsMikenMarie Edwards • January 08 2013 05:10PM


I've never understood the idea that one should wait til spring to list. It makes zero sense.
Posted by Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker, Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you! (Janisch & Co.) about 6 years ago

People buy real estate 12 months of the year.  The only reason to wait until Spring to list is for the sellers own timing.  Otherwise they should list when the house is ready to show.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 6 years ago

It seems real estate inventory is low across the country....if sellers can they should list now and not wait til Spring.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) about 6 years ago

the time is now to list and to buy!! the market is really heating up!

Posted by Sheila Newton Team Anderson & Greenville SC, Selling the Upstate since 1989 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner) about 6 years ago