Thinking about selling your house this summer? If so, read this blog post because you may want to reconsider! Below are 4 reasons why summer house selling isn’t ideal in Oregon…
Wondering if summer is the best time to sell? Or should you wait and sell it later? Below are 4 reasons why summer house selling isn’t ideal in Oregon (plus something you could consider instead)…
4 Reasons Why Summer House Selling Isn’t Ideal In Oregon
Reason #1. It’s Hot
It’s summer. So, of course, it’s hot outside. And lately, Oregon summers seem to be getting hotter. That means some people just don’t want to go out. The buyers who do get out to your house will be critical of just how cold (if you have air conditioning) or hot (if no air conditioning) your house is. Even though they probably leave the door open more than necessary, letting cold air out or hot air in.
Reason #2. It’s Dusty
It doesn’t matter whether you live in a dry or humid area. Summertime heat creates dust, which gets tracked into your house and covers everything. It’s a mess. And a hassle. And when the sun is streaming through the windows you just cleaned for showing, you can actually see the dust floating through the air. Remember, for your house to look its best you’ll need to keep it clean. In Oregon that can be a challenge any time of the year.
Reason #3. There Are Fewer Buyers
In summer, most people are taking vacations or looking forward to getting away from their busy lives. The kids are out of school and time off from work has been scheduled to take families to the beach, go camping, visit the Grand Canyon or where ever. Therefore, fewer people are in the market to buy houses.
Reason #4. There Are More Sellers
Even though there are fewer buyers, most sellers think selling in the summer is best. They reason that families with children want to be settled before the new school year begins. Well that’s true for some buyers, but what about buyers without kids, or the ‘down-sizers?’ Therefore, you’re not just competing for fewer buyers, you’re also competing against more sellers. With the increased competition it’s harder to sell your house, and even harder to sell it at the price you want.
If you want to sell your house this summer you may want to rethink that plan. The 4 reasons outlined above show why a summer sale may not be ideal. But there is another reason too.
You could just skip the listing process and sell to us directly. We are professional house buyers and we’re ready to make you an offer on your house. To get a fair cash offer, just click here now and fill out the form or call us at (971) 246-7954
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