Early Bird: Why SF Bay Area Spring Home Sellers Might Try Winter Instead

Vivre Real Estate September 30, 2022

Early Bird: Why SF Bay Area Spring Home Sellers Might Try Winter Instead

Is Spring the Best Time to Sell a Home in SF Bay Area?

Want to know a secret?

The best time to list your home is not spring. Well, not exactly.

In the SF Bay Area, many spring buyers start shopping in December. By the time Jan 1 rolls around, they’re primed and ready to make a purchase.

Sellers are slower to react. They might wait to “see how the market is doing,” heeding online advice to list in April, May, June…

But year after year, the so-called “spring” home sales that top the charts in SF are often listed earlier—think December to early April, rather than March to July. The early bird gets the worm.

Of course, it’s not quite so simple. SF is a year-round market. Price and presentation remain a seller’s strongest tools, any time of year. But if you’re planning to sell in the spring, you may want to get a jump-start.

More on this in our latest blog on DanielleLazier.com. If someone in your life might find it helpful, please feel free to share!

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