The reality is that most people who are selling a home will be purchasing another property. Saying that it stands to reason that anytime truly is a good time to make a move. Even if you do sell in a Buyers’ market you will then have more negotiating room on your purchase or vise versa.
The other myth I often see is that the spring market is the only time to sell. While the spring market does see the most activity, many of my clients are very successful selling other times of the year. It all comes down to supply and demand. You see in the spring there are many homes for Buyers to choose from while in the winter months or even fall many sellers will take their homes off the market in order to avoid moving during the winter. This reduction in the number of homes for sale can allow your home to stand out in the crowd and may even yield you a higher selling price.
Should you chose not to look at homes until after we have your home sold, I can also often negotiate time for you to look for your new home. This strategy of selling your current home first allows you to often negotiate a better purchase price on your new home as you have less conditions. Sellers will often see this as an advantage and be come down a little in price in order to attract a quick, stress-free sale.