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When Is The Best Time To Market Your Home In 2017?


Timing is everything in life, and the same holds true for real estate. Today, I wanted to take a moment to explain when the best time to list your home will be in 2017.

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Timing is everything in life, and it's important in real estate, too. When should you sell your home if you're thinking of doing so in 2017?

Nobody has a crystal ball, but historically, it's always been better to sell your home early in the year rather than later. Just recently I had a client tell me they would put their house up for sale in April since that's when everyone else does. However, that's exactly why you don't want to put your house on the market during these months.

If you're thinking of selling in the Chicagoland market in 2017, I recommend putting your house on the market in January or February.

Four years ago after the election, January 2013 was one of our busiest months all year. We anticipate the same in 2017 due to the post-election fervor. This may not be because of the results, but more so the fact that people finally know what we'll be dealing with for the next four years. We already see indications that the market is rebounding, with properties that weren't seeing much interest starting to get showings. We think 2017 will be a better year than this year, particularly January and February.

Nobody has a crystal ball, but it's always better to sell your home early in the year.

Why these two months?

First, there will be a limited supply of homes due to sellers continuing to think they should wait until the spring to sell. Limited supply drives up demand, which means better offers and better prices for you as a seller. Secondly, interest rates are supposed to creep up a bit, bringing buyers to the market.

We don't just list Mansions and high-end homes, we also list small and cute homes as well!

Finally, I wanted to let you know about a new property we've just listed. This home is located in Naperville, just over 17,000 sq. ft. with a 9-car garage. You can see photos of this stunning home and the lifestyle film here.

If you know of anyone we can help or you're thinking of selling your Chicago home, think of us! I hope you have an awesome holiday season. We'll talk soon!

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