There is no doubt that the timing of placing your property on the market can affect both how fast it sells and how much you can ask for your home. Many factors can affect market activity, including seasons, economic changes and local activity. It is best to get the advice of a realtor who is familiar with current market trends in your area, and has a feel for how the market is likely to change over the coming months. They will be able to advise you on whether it is best to try and sell your property immediately or perhaps to wait a month or two in order to get the best price for your home.
The time it takes to sell a home is impossible to estimate accurately. In general, finding a buyer can take anything from a week to 6 months, and sometimes longer. If a property takes too long to sell, it may be that the price is too high, or that another factor is putting potential buyers off the property. Your realtor if you use one will follow up with everyone that views your home to establish their feedback, and anything that may have discouraged their interest. This will help to speed up the process by providing insights that can help you to make your home more appealing to potential buyers. Once a sale is agreed and a chain is complete, it usually takes one or two months to put all the paperwork in order and transfer ownership of the properties involved.
First impressions are very important, so you may want to consider taking the following measures to make your home more appealing to potential buyers:
You need a real estate lawyer to process all the legal paperwork involved in selling (and buying) a property. They will run through the written agreements with you, so that you fully understand your options and can make the best decisions about the finer details of your sale. The most important document they will help you complete is the Agreement of Purchase and Sale. This is a legal document that you will need to sign in order to complete the transfer of ownership of the properties involved in the transaction.