Now that we have made it through the holidays, and January is here, it is time to list a Pensacola home for sale. There are several good reasons to do so at this time.
Many people pull their property off real estate market in the fall and then re-list in the spring. People start listing in February so get the jump on everyone else. If you list now, you will not have to compete with the other real estate listings that will be coming on the market in the next few months.
This gives you a decided advantage, the fewer the listings available, the better the chance your property will sell more quickly and at a better price.
Cash in on your home, sell early
In the summer number of residential units on the market for sale grows in Destin and Pensacola Florida. Supply and demand dictate that when sellers outnumber buyers prices will trend lower. The earlier this year you can sell the better the chances are you will get the most from the sale of your real estate.
Avoid the Insurance pitfall
As you know, we live on the Gulf Coast where hurricanes can form during the warm months of June - November, better known as hurricane season.
While the chance of having a hurricane hit the Pensacola or Destin areas in any given year is low, there is a consequence of any named storm being in the Gulf, and that is the ability to secure insurance. Did you know you cannot get insurance when an active named storm is in the Gulf of Mexico? So your buyer may not be able to get insurance for home. This will stall the process you want to buy. Once the storm passes all is back to normal.
Avoid this pitfall by selling before June.
As you see, there are several good reasons to list you home now but remember the most important consideration when you list you property, and this is the price. You have to list your home to sell, or it could be on the market for a long time.