Are you thinking about selling your house this summer? If so, make sure you read this blog post right away because you may want to reconsider! Here are 4 reasons why summer house selling isn’t ideal in Louisiana…
If you’re thinking about selling your house, you might be wondering if summer is the best time to sell, or whether you should wait and sell it later. Here are 4 reasons why summer house selling isn’t ideal in Louisiana (plus the one thing you should do instead)…
4 Reasons Why Summer House Selling Isn’t Ideal In Louisiana
Reason #1. It’s Hot
Louisiana summers are brutal. The temperature is usually in the 90s, people don’t want to spend time outside, and the weather can be unpredictable. A lot of people won’t want to go out, and the ones that do view your house will want to make sure your air conditioner is working well. You will need to make sure the air is circulating, and you will have higher electric bills to keep it on for all those showings and open houses.
Reason #2. It’s Muddy
It doesn’t matter whether you live in a dry area or a humid area, the summertime heat creates dust, and with all the rain, it turns into mud, which gets tracked into your house and covers everything. It’s a mess. And a hassle. The rain also can bring flooding, and with many changes to floodwater routing in Baton Rouge, areas that haven’t flooded before now may flood. That means you can list your house in Flood Zone X and still end up with a few inches of water right when you are trying to sell! That will certainly change your plans.
Reason #3. There Are Fewer Buyers
Summer is the time for vacations. Kids are home from school, and it is easier to get time off from work, so people are going to their lake houses (must be nice), or to the Grand Canyon or Disney. People generally prefer to move right when the kids get out of school because it is just easier. Because of that and many people being away, there are fewer people in the market to buy the houses.
Reason #4. There Are More Sellers
Even though there are fewer buyers, many sellers love selling in the summer because it can be more convenient. Therefore, you’re not just competing for fewer buyers to look at your house, you sometimes are competing against more sellers. Therefore, it’s harder to sell your house and especially to sell it at the price you want.
If you want to sell your house, but you’re thinking about selling it in the summer, you may want to rethink that plan. Here are 4 reason why summer house selling isn’t ideal in Louisiana, but there are other reasons too.