Best of Q&A: When Is The Best Time To List Your House?

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Q: Currently when is the best time to list your house?

It is mid January we are currently getting an estimate for putting in city sewage, new roof, and driveway. We are hoping to have this done by the end of February.

A: The best time to sell your house is when you are absolutely ready.

A home on the market cannot be a work in progress, as you will never get an opportunity to re-interest a buyer turned off by something avoidable. When the home is de-cluttered, clean, and show ready, you can welcome potential buyers with confidence.

People sometimes think that Spring is the optimal time. But keep in mind that you will have more competition then. Buyers looking for a home in the winter months are usually pretty serious and need to make a decision.

Bob Kelly, Re/Max Main Street Realty

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5 Housing Trends You Can Turn Into Cash in 2013

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Growth, increase, jump – These and many other positive terms are being attached with the 2013 housing climate. And wh

le conversations about the good “vibes” in the market are great, the more meaningful chatter is about how to capitalize on this long awaited opportunity and turn the upward trends into real cash.

Taken straight from the headlines (and a few other sources), here are five trends you can ride all the way to the bank this year.

1. More Relocaters

Recent news from the Wall Street Journal showed that one of the major fallouts of the recovery has been a serious surge in relocating consumers around the country. While still at a low, for the fourth year in a row the number of citizens moving is up according to the most recent Census data.

How to cash in:

First, you need to figure out where your locality or region falls on the relocation spectrum. To do this, check out BusinessWeek’s recent release Where Everyone is Moving to and From in America.

Next, start positioning yourself as the local expert online. That includes not only targeted real estate ads, but also answering real estate questions that are asked in your area on Trulia Voices and other forums.

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More optimistic 2013!

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Economists Expect 2012 Housing Momentum To Carry Into 2013

Today, Zillow is releasing results from the latest Zillow Home Price Expectations survey, a nationwide, quarterly survey of more than 100 economists and forecasters based on where they believe the S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index is headed over the next five years.