It’s almost spring time. We’ll soon be seeing the return of our feathered friends. While spring is typically the most popular time to list a house for sale, this spring the early bird truly does get the worm.
After a dip in the number of listings on the market over the winter, there has already been a significant uptick this season. Putting your house on the market as soon as possible (early March!) will give you an advantage for the spring housing market.
Number of Listings (2014/2015)
- November – 355 (Cedar Rapids) 211 (Iowa City)
- December – 272 (Cedar Rapids) 168 (Iowa City)
- January – 570 (Cedar Rapids) 450 (Iowa City)
- February – 439 (Cedar Rapids) 415 (Iowa City)
Last year, only a total of 798 homes were listed in February but this increased 47% to 1,177 homes in March. By putting your house for sale as soon as possible this month, you are giving your home a competitive advantage because there will be less competition.
You can find additional information in this News Release from Ruhl and Ruhl. Give me a call for a market evaluation of your home and preparation to list your home now!