Moving is the worst. But for those who can be flexible in scheduling their move, choosing the right season to relocate can make the whole experience smoother. So which time of the year is most preferable?
For renters and buyers looking to move in the near future, the longer, sunnier days of summer are really ideal — and we’ll tell you why. So if you find yourself planning a move soon, don’t sign on the dotted line or book a moving company without considering the following reasons first.
“Given that school-age children are on summer break from school, families will benefit from moving in the summertime,” says Starks. “Disrupting the school year with a major move can be difficult, not only with all the school activities, but also with after-school activities and sports activities.”
3. There are yard sales galore
Summer also brings more neighborhood yard sales, which can be beneficial to both buyers and sellers. As a seller, you can team up with neighbors and share the task of promoting the yard sale and bringing in foot traffic. As a buyer, you will have more yard sales to peruse for any items you need.
“I once had a buyer come into my office explaining that they had just been to a yard sale and they liked the house so much that they wanted to make a cash offer on it,” Harich says.
4. The selling season peaks in summer
Todd Teta, chief product officer for ATTOM Data Solutions, says there are more buyers in the market in the spring and summer, with June topping the list as the best month to sell, based on seller premiums. He says that sellers could see premiums of 10 percent or more in the summer.